Nas, along with help from producer Salaam Remi, delivered this smooth, posthumous collaboration with Amy Winehouse, one of many standout tracks in his latest album, Life Is Good. Now, director Jay Martin brings Amy back to life in a haunting, but touching and respectful way.
Set in a smokey bar, jukebox and all, bartender Nas raps his lines as he hopes to court a curvy patron, while a songstress, (who is, according to Billboard, a ‘look-alike’ filling in for the late Amy Winehouse), croons the hook via a projected image on the wall.
“Cherry Wine” was one of several well-chosen features on Life Is Good, collaborations which included Mary J. Blige and Anthony Hamilton.
A full box set of Amy Winehouse material, Amy Winehouse at the BBC is set to hit stores in November, and will include live recordings and an accompanying documentary.
Nas’ Life Is Good has sold more than 300,000 units since its release. In addition to headlining a string of Rock The Bells concerts, the Queens MC was profiled recently in a documentary/interview series, delivered by the producers of ESPN’s The Life. We previously featured Part 1 of BECOMING: Nas.
Watch the VEVO premiere of Nas featuring Amy Winehouse – Cherry Wine below.