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We wrote about the toe-tapping indictment of BP at the Gulf Aide Benefit Concert.  The all star cast of Mos Def, Trombone Shorty, Lenny Kravitz and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band also released a studio version of the song. Check out this must hear "Ain’t My Fault" on Entertainment Weekly.

The Gulf Aide benefit concert went off this weekend, raising money for the people and places affected by the on-going oil leak.  Big name celebrities like Lenny Kravitz and Tim Robbins joined locals like The Voice of the Wet-Lands Allstars at the concert grounds near New Orleans. 

My friend (and favorite DJ) Ben Berman at Offbeat Magazine, told me about a great moment where Mos Def and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band collabo’d on a timely cover of the Crescent City classic, "Ain’t My Fault." 

Mos Def’s lines could’ve been lifted right from last week’s BP, Haliburton and Transocean senate hearings; "BP: big pimpin’/ big pile of BAD presses/ boiling point/ billionare point pressures/ Awwwww, it ain’t my fault."

…Well maybe just the last line.

Read more about the Gulf Aide from local music magazine Offbeat.

Have you heard any other protest songs about the gulf gusher?