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Mos Def to release Gulf Coast charity song

on May 17, 2010, 2:20pm

I think it goes without saying that it has been a pretty shitty month for the United States Gulf Coast. But for all the heartbreak and suffering that tragedy brings, it also causes good people to do good things, and the situation in the Gulf Coast is no different.

Over the weekend, the likes of Mos Def, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, and Lenny Kravitz headlined a “Gulf Aid” concert in New Orleans to benefit those affected by the recent BP oil spill and leak in the gulf of Mexico.

As Spin reports, Mos Def used the performance to debut a new track that he recorded with Kravitz and New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty, a remake of the New Orleans classic “It Ain’t My Fault,” inspired by BP, Halliburton, and Transocean’s denials of responsibility during hearings last week.

The song will be officially released on iTunes tomorrow. In the meantime, you can preview it below. Update: Entertainment Weekly is streaming a full version of the song.

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