Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fat Joe, Jennifer Lopez, Joell Ortiz and More Sing for Puerto Rico on ‘Almost Like Praying’
Singer-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has corralled some of the biggest names in music for his Puerto Rico benefit single, “Almost Like Praying.” Proceeds from the song will go to the ongoing relief efforts in PR.
“Almost Like Praying” can be viewed as a “We Are the World” song for Puerto Rico. Big-name artists like Marc Anthony, Fat Joe, Joell Ortiz, Jennifer Lopez, Ruben Blades, Gloria Estefan, Camila Cabello, John Leguizamo, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire and more appear on the track singing about their beloved Puerto Rico island.
Fat Joe, who appears on the song, is very frustrated by the slow response of the Trump administration to help Puerto Rico. “We feel stranded. We’re U.S. citizens and Puerto Rico has paid their part,” he said.
“I have two little cousins that’s in the Army right now willing to give their life for this country, and the fact that it took so long to get any help out there, that’s what I mean,” he continued. “So we had to mobilize and power ourselves to collect canned food, and water and women’s hygiene toothpaste to give back to our own community and that we did.”
Fat Joe was able to collect 2 million pounds of food and water to fill ten huge planes for Puerto Rico. The Bronx rapper vows to make sure that the supplies go to the hardest hit areas of Puerto Rico.