Bono, Jay-Z, and Rihanna wrote Hope for Haiti collaboration song “Stranded” via text message

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This isn’t the way it used to be done.

According to Rolling Stone, Producer Swizz Beatz had to finagle his tech savvy to help get the Bono/Jay-Z/Rihanna Haiti tribute song “Stranded” made. When a conference call failed, the famous singers and a multitasking producer had to get the job done through orchestrated text messages and phone tag.

Stranded debuts tonight on the Hope for HaitiTelethon which is airing on most channels including CNN, and can be watched live online at