Shalom Life | January 31, 2015

Amy Winehouse Featured on New Nas Single

The late chanteuse's vocals appear on a track from the rapper's forthcoming album, "Life is Good".

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: July 6th, 2012 in Culture » Music » News

Amy Winehouse Featured on New Nas Single
It has been nearly a year since the untimely death of Amy Winehouse, but blessedly, her musical legacy lives on. Not only was her posthumous album, 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' released in 2011, now a new single featuring Winehouse and rapper Nas has premiered, called “Cherry Wine”. The new single is from Nas’ forthcoming album Life is Good. Previously, the pair had collaborated on “Like Smoke”, a track from Lioness.

"We don't even have an explanation for how it happened. It was just magic. It just happened. It was supposed to happen. She made it happen," Nas said.

"Part of me didn't want to do the song… Amy and I share a birthday, so she was my sister. And she was just so much fun to be around. She would say things about well-known people in the industry that she didn't like and it would just crack me up… We were all hoping she would pull through and come back," the rapper told NME, regarding the ‘Like Smoke’ track.

Salaam Remi, who worked with Winehouse on both her albums, Frank and Back to Black, produced “Cherry Wine”.

"Amy is going to inspire a bunch of kids that aren't even born yet -- the same way she was inspired by Donny Hathaway, or Billie Holliday, or many different artists that came and passed away before she was born. At the end of the day, what she's been able to do in her musical legacy is going to last very long. And someone will be inspired," Remi opined shortly after Winehouse’s death.

Life is Good, which features other collaborations with the likes of Drake, Mary J. Blige, and Heavy D is set for release on July 17th. Take a listen to “Cherry Wine” below.



Woody Allen’s Joaquin Phoenix-Starrer is Called ‘Irrational Man’ Woody Allen’s Joaquin Phoenix-Starrer is Called ‘Irrational Man’ TrendingSteven Spielberg’s Daughter, Sasha, to Star in Snapchat Web Series Steven Spielberg’s Daughter, Sasha, to Star in Snapchat Web Series TrendingRoseanne Barr on Bill Cosby:” It Surprises Nobody” Roseanne Barr on Bill Cosby:” It Surprises Nobody” Trending
 

Israeli Startups Collectively Raised Over $900 Million Last Week

January 30, 2015 | By Viva Sarah Press
Israeli Startups Collectively Raised Over $900 Million Last Week

Various startups in Israel raised $910 million through acquisitions and funding rounds in a seven-day period

Read More

Woody Allen’s Joaquin Phoenix-Starrer is Called ‘Irrational Man’

January 30, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Woody Allen’s Joaquin Phoenix-Starrer is Called ‘Irrational Man’

Sony Pictures Classics have announced the name of Allen's upcoming film.

Read More

Steven Spielberg’s Daughter, Sasha, to Star in Snapchat Web Series

January 30, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Steven Spielberg’s Daughter, Sasha, to Star in Snapchat Web Series

Spielberg will co-star with John Goldwyn's daughter, Emily.

Read More

Roseanne Barr on Bill Cosby:” It Surprises Nobody”

January 30, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Roseanne Barr on Bill Cosby:” It Surprises Nobody”

The comedian believes Cosby should apologize.

Read More

Remembering Myra Kraft on Super Bowl Sunday

January 30, 2015 | By Jason Stverak, JNS.org
Remembering Myra Kraft on Super Bowl Sunday

What will be missing for the second time in recent New England Patriots' Super Bowl memory this Sunday is Myra Kraft sitting with her husband, owner Robert Kraft

Read More

Wounded Syrians Treated in Israel: Eliminate Hezbollah

January 30, 2015 | By Hassan Shaalan
Wounded Syrians Treated in Israel: Eliminate Hezbollah

"We were taught that Israel is the enemy of Syria and all Arab countries. Now that I stayed here, I believe the opposite is true; Israel is better than other Arab countries, which don't admit wounded people," says one injured Syrian

Read More

Jewish Hall Of Fame: Kenny Bernstein

January 30, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall Of Fame: Kenny Bernstein

The famous "King of Speed" is known as one of the most important figures in NASCAR history

Read More

Postcard from Einstein's Sole Trip to Israel Sells At Auction

January 30, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Postcard from Einstein's Sole Trip to Israel Sells At Auction

Almost a century after the physicist's trip to the Holy Land, postcard sells for $56,000

Read More

More Headlines