Nas and Amy Winehouse—an unlikely duo? At first it may seem so, but remember that he collaborated with Lauryn Hill on “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” some 15 years ago. “Cherry Wine” gallops along on a smooth and melancholic melody, with Nas and Winehouse trading verses. It’s really rather beautiful.
The video features Nas as a snazzy-looking bartender eying a beautiful lady, while a spectral Amy Winehouse is projected onto a wall. It could easily have been exploitative or tacky, but instead it’s a fitting tribute from Nas to a fallen talent.
Watch the video below.