Nas - Nas: Amy Winehouse Duet Is Bittersweet

Nas thinks his 'Like Smoke' duet with Amy Winehouse is "bittersweet".

The hip-hop star - whose collaboration with the late singer is featured on her posthumous album 'Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures' - explained although he is pleased the track has been released, it has served as a reminder of the troubled star's death earlier this year.

He said: "It's a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she's not here. I'm happy. the sweet part is that we do have the music, fans have new music from her.

"It's new because they've never heard it. 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."

The rapper also admitted the 'Rehab' hitmaker - who was found dead at her home in Camden, North London, in July, aged just 27 - reminded him a lot of himself with her "nonchalant" attitude towards the music industry.

Nas added in an interview with World Star Hip Hop: "She was hilarious, man. She would make you laugh. To her, music came so easy. To everyone else, I guess around her, I don't know this but I'm assuming that they wanted her to put out a new record.

"To her, it's like, she can't do it until it's really time. Whatever that time is, only time will tell. She can't just give you a record because the fans want it, she's hot or it's going to sell records. That's not her style. She was so nonchalant about it that it reminded me of myself."


Contactmusic

Tags: Nas - Amy Winehouse - Lioness

Advertisement

More Nas

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

The 1990s marked a turning point for rap and hip hop, with plenty of artists making their mark on the scene with seminal releases. Nas...

Nas: Time Is Illmatic Trailer

With a jazz musician for a father, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones grew up in a world of music. Knowing from an early age that...

Military Films Take The Top Prizes At Tribeca, Plus Full List of Winners

‘Zero Motivation’ and ‘Point and Shoot’ have taken the top prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival. The former picked up the mainaward, that of Best...

Nas’ 'Time is Illmatic' Kicks off The Tribeca Film Festival

'Time is Illmatic’ - directed by multimedia artist and first-time director One9 – kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday, Wednesday, April 16. The film...

Advertisement

Nas Pays Tribute to Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival

Rapper Nas paid tribute to Robert De Niro at the Tribeca Film Festival, where his documentary Time is Illmatic played as the opening night selection....

Coachella Saturday Highlights: Muse, Pharrell And Surprises From Jay And Bey

If you’re at Coachella this year, you won’t be reading this story and if you are… well, this might just make things worse, but here’s...

Buku Music And Art Project 2014 Brings Fantastic Energy From Chance The Rapper and The Glitch Mob

The Buku Music + Art Project has brought another year of top class music to Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, with memorable performances from...

Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Stunning Pixie Crop At 'Black Nativity' NY Premiere - Part 2

The cast and crew of Christmas musical drama 'Black Nativity' arrive on the red carpet at the New York premiere at the Apollo Theater. Among...

Advertisement

Comments

Nas Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Nas

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All