Nas says ”part” of him ”didn’t want to” record a posthumous song with Amy Winehouse.
The rapper had planned to write a song with Amy before her death from accidental alcohol poisoning last July, and was apprehensive about whether he should contribute to the posthumously track ‘Like Smoke’.
He told Billboard.com: ”Part of me didn’t want to do the song.
”Amy and I share a birthday, so she was my sister. And she was just so much fun to be around. She would say things about well-known people in the industry that she didn’t like and it would just crack me up. We were all hoping she would pull through and come back.”
Nas – full name Nasir Jones – was introduced to Amy via producer Salaam Remi, and she had referenced him in her track ‘Me and Mr. Jones’, which they had planned to record a sequel to together.
The rapper has also told how making ‘Like Smoke’, featured on the ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ album was a ”bittersweet” experience.
He said: ”The sweet part is that we do have the music, fans have new music from her.
”The bitter part is that she’s no longer here to really give it to us and to really live her music and for us to see her smile and hear her voice.”
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