A new Amy Winehouse sampling?! Yes please!
Iconic rapper Nas premiered a soulful, sorrow-tinged track Wednesday off of forthcoming album Life Is Good, and the single features the incredible vocals of the late Amy Winehouse.
Cherry Wine is a collaboration between the two musical talents, and blends Nas' slick rhymes with Amy's old-school yet poppy voice to create a hauntingly moving tune.
The track samples a drumbeat from James Brown’s Funky Drummer and is produced by Salaam Remi, who worked extensively with both Nas and Amy.
Get melodiously drunk on Cherry Wine (above), and pick up Life Is Good on digital and physical shelves July 17th!
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Usher, where are you??? Did you get lost in between that girl’s tata’s???
We previewed Usher’s sexified video for his latest single Climax just two weeks ago, and now we bring you the title of Usher's upcoming album:
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We are SO excited for Nelly Furtado's new album!
Check out the singer discussing the creative process behind recording her new, English-language album, T.S.I., which is due out in 2012, and collaborating with producer Salaam Remi for her new sound (above)!
We LOVE the stuff that he's done for Amy Winehouse and Nas, and we imagine that his aesthetic will lend itself well to Nelly's vocals!
This is going to be awesome!
What do U think?? Are U looking forward to T.S.I.?
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As happy as we are to have new music from her, it's only that much more of a reminder that she'll never be able to make any more.
Check out the first song to debut from Amy Winehouse's upcoming posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures - which was compiled by producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson with the consent of the late singer's family - called Like Smoke, which also features fresh verses from Nas (above)!
Definitely sounds as though this one may have been recorded earlier in her career, during the Frank sessions, but her voice is as flawless and soulful as ever, and the rapping fits well with the tone of the track!
May Amy be at peace.
You're missed, gurl.
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