Her husband is producing the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby so you had to know Beyonce would make an appearance on the project in some way.
The singer will reportedly record a version of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” with the help of Andre 3000 for the soundtrack. Beyonce and Andre have worked together in the past for “Party,” but this could be really interesting. “Back To Black” is a favorite for a LOT of people though, so let’s hope they do it justice.
The video for Nas’ “Cherry Wine” was released recently and as the sneak peek showed the video consists of Nas rapping about the girl of his dreams as images of Amy Winehouse are projected against a brick wall.
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For an album called Life Is Good, Nas has some unfortunate sounding song titles. “Accident Murderers” featuring Rick Ross, a song about hood life, discusses a accidental killer who takes credit for their shootings. The churchy arrangement makes it seem like Nas is preaching to those that kill and claim they’ve done it on purpose. “World’s An Addiction” contains a soulful chorus from Anthony Hamilton and explores the damaging vices of life. Featuring the late Amy Winehouse, “Cherry Wine” is about wanting a partner who is just like you. It’s the second duet between the two who had previously done a collaboration on her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
But for all the tragic song titles, there are still ones that are inspirational. The old school “Reach Out” compares the life Nas used to have before he was famous to the one he has now. Mary J. Blige provides the hook which serves as the support for him in his life stuggles. And on the hypnotic “Where’s the Love”, which contains Middle Eastern influences, Nas questions the world of the younger generation. Cocaine 80s provides the mesmerizing hook.
Life Is Good contains songs about the hood life and the contrast of living wealthy but still struggling with everyday issues. Listeners will be able to relate but still listen to an insightful story about Nas’ life.
Nas released “Cherry Wine,” a six minute collaboration with the late Amy Winehouse, earlier this week. The song will be featured on his upcoming album Life Is Good.
It’s so nice to hear her voice. I can’t believe it’s been a year. Continue reading
Now THATS about a self portrait!
Pete Doherty, known for using his own blood-smear in many of his pieces, is putting “Ladylike,” a self portrait made by the late Amy Winehouse from her own blood up for sale and could receive anywhere from $80,000 – $130,000 for it….
Doherty recalled the creation of the item, saying, “Amy was on the phone to her dad when she did that [painting]. She said, ‘Dad, I’m with Pete and he’s making me draw with my blood!’ He didn’t like me much, her dad.”
Proceeds from the…interesting…artwork will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation so I’m sure her father is happy about that. Still, is this weird?! Would you buy a painting made from your favorite musicians blood?!
Amy Winehouse’s parents will gain millions from their daughter’s estate according to RollingStone. The singer was divorced AND she didn’t have a will when she died, so by default her family gains everything. Amy Winehouse passed away last summer at the age of 27. Essentially, she died due to over-consumption of alcohol. Her death was ruled “death by misadventure.” More details regarding her estate below!! Continue reading
Amy’s family can finally find some closure in knowing how their loved one died. Tmz posted a statement from the coroner stating that Amy basically drank herself to death. Her family released a statement regarding the findings. RIP Amy. So bummed you couldn’t fight this demon.
Amy Winehouse ‘s blood alcohol level was more than 4 times the legal limit at the time of her death … this according to the coroner who says the singer died as a direct result of over-consumption. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway described the situation as, “Death by misadventure” … noting that Winehouse voluntarily pounded an extraordinary amount of liquor in the hours before she died on July 23. Winehouse — who battled substance abuse issues for years — was 27-years-old at the time of her death. Amy’s family released a statement … saying, “It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy. We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days.” The statement continues, “The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence.” “It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name.” “It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world. We want to thank everyone for that and for their continuing enthusiasm for the Foundation.”
Tony Bennett says that Amy Winehouse was no longer battling drug addiction just before he death, but that her alcohol addiction was taking it’s toll. Bennett was privileged to have Amy’s last recorded song “Body & Soul” on his recently released duet album.
“Well, she was in trouble at that time because she had a couple of engagements that she didn’t keep up,” Bennett said of Winehouse. “But what people didn’t realize at that time, that she really knew — in fact, I didn’t even know it when we were making the record, now looking at the whole thing — she knew that she was in a lot of trouble, that she wasn’t gonna live. And it wasn’t drugs, it was alcohol, toward the end, you know.”
We will learn if Amy really did die of alcohol withdrawl, as her parents suggested, next month when the full coroners report is released.