By Miranda Johnson
After nabbing a hit with their first collab “Like Smoke,” Nas can now be heard rapping alongside the late great Amy Winehouse on the single “Cherry Wine,” from his upcoming Life is Good LP. With Winehouse’s 1-year death anniversary approaching, hearing her soulful melodies combined with Nas’ lyricism on this tune is the ideal way to honor her legacy. Listen below.
On the Salaam Remi-produced track, both Nas and Amy fantasize about finding their soul mates, naming characteristics each partner will have. Nas brings just enough street vibes to the song, paired with Winehouse who powerfully knocks out the chorus, reminding us of the tragic loss the music world suffered with her passing last year.
“Where is he, the man who is just like me? I heard he was hiding somewhere I can’t see. And I’m alone, I realize that when I get home,” Amy belts throughout the chorus. Followed by Nas opening up the first verse rapping, “I want someone who likes the champagne I like. Someone to talk me off the bridge any day and night. She teach me how to live, she ain’t afraid of life. Not easily impressed with the rich and famous life Cause she done been there and heard all the rumors before. She love or she ride out with me on my music tour.”
Nas released another new track earlier this week called “Loco-Motive,” in which the Don continues to embrace his traditional ’90s rap style. The New York ode features Large Professor and is produced by No I.D.