Nas remembering his first time meeting Amy Winehouse and what it was like recording with her.We’re edging towards the end of the year so it’s safe to say their posthumous collaboration ‘Like Smoke’ is quickly turning into one of my favorite joints of 2011. Respectfully done and while the lyrics acknowledge her passing it still manages to sound like an organic collaboration. Kudos to Nas for not dumbing down his verses to appeal to an audience of which many won’t be familair wih rap as well. Clearly an exception to the rule of duets with fallen musicians.
By the way, ‘Lioness’ is the real deal. A bittersweet reminder of her enormous talents while adding something worthwhile to her tragically short but impressive discography. Give it a spin if you haven’t already.
Spotted @ Ivan’s.
UPDATE: This dissappeared from Vimeo in the 24 hours after it popped online but you know you can’t keep anything from the interwebs for long. Enjoy before it gets inexplicably pulled again.