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Listen to This: Amy Winehouse’s New Single, ‘Cherry Wine’

Oh Amy.

I could do without all the Nas, though he’s probably one of the best rappers in the game today (which isn’t saying a whole lot anyway, when you have people like TYGA or whatever out there)

From the Huff Po:

Nas’ collaboration with the late Amy Winehouse has finally surfaced. The track, “Cherry Wine,” premiered on BBC’s Radio 1 on Tuesday night.

Produced by Salaam Remi, “Cherry Wine” will appear on the rapper’s tenth studio album, Life is Good, which is slated for a July 17th release. Nas and Winehouse previously collaborated on “Like Smoke,” which appeared on Winehouse’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

I don’t know, guys. I love Amy and I miss her and there’s still a big old empty spot in my heart where a live, thriving Amy would normally fit (if she were, you know, still live and thriving), and I still have to say it—maybe if girl had laid off the ‘smoke’ and ‘wine’ a little bit more and focused on cranking out beautiful music like she used to be so good at doing, she might be here with us today, celebrating ‘Cherry Wine’ in July of 2012.

As it were, she’s not, and we only have things like ‘smoke’ and like ‘wine’ to blame. And, you know, the obvious addiction to both.

RIP Amy. Good to see that your music is still living on though you’re not.

Quotables: Nas is An Idiot

photo of gwyneth paltrow and nas pictures

“I would slap the s*** out of somebody for Gwyneth Paltrow. She’s the homie, she’s cool. Gwyneth gets a pass. Real people get a pass. We know what this s*** is. We don’t interrupt Italians when they say ‘Wop’ to each other. They gonna punch you in the mouth if you interrupt that. Don’t interrupt us. We pick and choose. … Some might not feel the same way. Some of us will get angrier about it than others; but some people get a pass. The people that I know who are cool and real n****s, Gwyneth Paltrow is a real n****, that’s my homie. That’s how I’m on it. Some people get a pass.”

So is that how this all is? Because I’m afraid I just don’t get it. Here’s a quick suggestion: how about we ALL stop saying the offending word (people of all races), and be done with it? Then no one feels insulted, excluded, faked out, shit on, oppressed, or revered. Will that work for everyone?

Whatever. Nas is a pretentious idiot anyway.

Having Your Celebrity Friendship Dreams Realized Feels So Good

Oh, damn. Look at this friendship.

Nas and Amy Winehouse were photographed leaving a Japanese restaurant in London last night. I wonder what their conversation was all about. I be he was like, “Imagine smoking weed in the streets without cops harassing/Imagine going to court with no trial/Lifestyle cruising blue behind my waters/No welfare supporters more conscious of the way we raise our daughters” and she was all, “BLLLAAAAAAAKKKKKEEEEEEE.” I bet it was something like that. I hope they’re working together.