Nas f/ Amy Winehouse – ‘Cherry Wine’ (Radio Rip) | New Music

Less than a day after having his and Amy Winehouse‘s music compiled into one long-form mixtape, Nas gives Radio 1 the honor of debuting “Cherry Wine,” the duo’s Salaam Remi-produced collabo from the MC’s forthcoming album Life Is Good.

In a recent interview with Tim Westwood, Nas briefly spoke on the collaboration and on Winehouse herself, calling “Cherry Wine” a “very special song” and expressing his continued disbelief that Winehouse is no longer with us.

“She was so full of life,” he said. “I still can’t even believe it. … She just had a big spirit.”

The rugged MC and the golden-throated singer had grown very close over the years and were even planning to throw a party together to celebrate their shared September 14th birthdays. Unfortunately, the party never happened, as Winehouse died three months before turning 28.

They never got to celebrate that birthday together, but least they’re able to be heard together on Life Is Good — which, judging by the leaks, is shaping up to be a spectacular piece of work. Get your hands on it July 17.

Check out the radio rip of “Cherry Wine” below. We’ll get you the CDQ ASAP.

Listen: Nas f/ Amy Winehouse – “Cherry Wine” (Radio Rip)