Amy Winehouse

Apr
1
Beyoncé to Duet with André 3000 on Amy Winehouse Cover

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé is going “Back to Black” with some help from André 3000. The pop icon and OutKast rapper are teaming up for a remake of the late Amy Winehouse’s classic.

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Oct
2
Video: Nas f/ Amy Winehouse – ‘Cherry Wine’

Nas

Nas pours out some “Cherry Wine” and remembers his friend Amy Winehouse in his latest music video. The hip-hop legend works as a bartender in a lounge as footage of the late soulstress flashes against a brick wall. The Jay Martin-directed clip marks the fifth video from Nas’ Life Is Good album, which debuted at No. 1 in July.

“Amy was just one of a kind. We just clicked like that. May she rest in peace,” Nas told Rap-Up TV. “She’s watching us, she’s holding me down and I’m holding her down here. It’s just love forever.”

Nas will ring in 2013 with a concert at Radio City Music Hall in his hometown of New York City on New Year’s Eve, with opening act Elle Varner. Tickets are on sale now.

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Sep
15
Sneak Peek: Nas f/ Amy Winehouse – ‘Cherry Wine’

Nas

In honor of his and Amy Winehouse’s shared birthday, Nas releases a 30-second trailer of his video for “Cherry Wine.” The dapper rapper plays a bartender in a lounge, while footage of his late duet partner flashes against a brick wall. The Jay Martin-directed clip marks the fifth video from Nas’ No. 1 album Life Is Good, which is currently No. 40 on the Billboard 200.

The hip-hop icon will ring in 2013 with a concert at Radio City Music Hall in his hometown of New York City on New Year’s Eve, with opening act Elle Varner. Tickets are on sale now.

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Aug
14
New Music: Shanell – ‘Love Is a Losing Game’ [Amy Winehouse Cover]

Shanell

Shanell pays tribute to the late Amy Winehouse with “Love Is a Losing Game,” the only cover included on her mixtape Nobody’s Bitch. Prior to her passing, the Young Money singer expressed her admiration for the British soulstress.

“I love the way she sings these great conceptual songs, but it has some hip-hop element to it,” Shanell previously told Rap-Up.com. “Her attitude is just so funky, but she’s singing songs as though she’s this straight narrow singer.”

Hear her take on Amy’s Mark Ronson-produced classic.

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Jul
12
Rap-Up TV: Nas Talks Frank Ocean, Remembers Amy Winehouse

With just days to go before his 10th album Life Is Good arrives in stores, Nas caught up with Rap-Up TV at the ESPYS to discuss collaborating with his late friend Amy Winehouse on “Cherry Wine.”

“Amy was just one of a kind. We just clicked like that. May she rest in peace,” said the hip-hop icon. “She’s watching us, she’s holding me down and I’m holding her down here. It’s just love forever.”

He also had a message for those jumping on the Frank Ocean bandwagon following the singer’s revelation about his sexuality. “Everybody’s getting excited about records for the wrong reason,” said Nas, who collaborated with the Odd Future member on the lost song “No Such Thing as White Jesus.” “Listen to the music. The music is number one.”

Dec
14
Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness’ Roars Onto Charts

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse makes a triumphant return to the charts. The late singer’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures debuts in the top 5 this week.

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Nov
18
Video: Amy Winehouse – ‘Our Day Will Come’

Amy Winehouse

The music of Amy Winehouse lives on with “Our Day Will Come,” a reggae cover of Ruby & the Romantics’ 1963 hit off the late singer’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, due December 6. R.I.P. Amy.

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