The rapper Nas has spoken out about Amy Winehouse’s posthumous appearance on his new track.
The song, entitled ‘Cherry Wine’, premiered on Radio 1 last night (3 July) and will feature on Nas’s tenth studio album ‘Life Is Good’, which will be released on 17 July.
When speaking to NME, Nas said that the track came from “God, and Amy.” When he was asked if producer Salaam Remi had the track, he said: “Yeah, Salaam worked on her last album, and they were working. 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.”
Listen to 'Cherry Wine' below:
Nas and Winehouse recorded together in 2008 and the song ‘Like Smoke’ appeared on Winehouse’s posthumous album ‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treaures.’
Nas had previously told NME that he was reluctant to record the duet ‘Like Smoke.’ He 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.”
‘Life Is Good’ also features collaborations with Drake, Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Swizz Beatz and Heavy D.
Photos: Amy Winehouse RIP