Nas has praised Amy Winehouse as ''one of a kind''.

The rapper collaborated with the 'Rehab' singer before her tragic death on July 23, 2011 and speaking on the first anniversary yesterday (23.07.12), he admitted he misses her.

He told MTV News: ''It's hard to talk about it because she's missed and she's one of a kind.''

Amy feature on Nas' latest record 'Life Is Good' with the track 'Cherry Wine' and he says the jazzy tone is what both he and Amy wanted.

He explained: ''It was important for me to have Amy because that's what we were doing. That was the direction me and her were going in, to work.

''I think it's a magic moment between us, me and her, and may she rest in peace and love.''

Yesterday, Amy's protege Dionne Bromfield to her godmother.

Dionne, who was signed to Amy's Lioness record label, wrote an impassioned speech about the late singer - who died from accidental alcohol poisoning - saying how much she misses her.

In a series of tweets, she wrote: ''I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends... Amy you are surrounded by angels who are your friends. Its been a year since you left and I still think about you everyday (sic).

''I know your in a better place and you were to young to die that is what hurts so much. God broke our hearts to prove he took the best. God gave you a special gift as sweet as can be your own precious angels to watch over you (sic)''