Easily one of my favorites of this year, I’ve listened to it 20 times over just today!! This is “Cherry Wine” featuring late Amy Winehouse, a true artist gone too soon. “Cherry Wine” is one of the tracks off of Nas’ eleventh album, Life Is Good which was released back in July 2012. Its said that the fuel for this album was the need to vent personal emotions after his divorce from Kelis. As the album cover shows, Nas is sitting in a VIP lounge with Kelis’ green wedding dress (the actual dress). Which is said to be the only thing she left. This album is not just about the divorce, but about life in general, including love and money. “Life Is Good represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life” (Nas).
As above-mentioned, this track is featuring Amy Winehouse, and definitely keeps with Nas’ style and delivery. Produced by Salaam Remi the vibe of the track sets the perfect mood for the lyrics Nas lays over it.
I was excited to learn that the video was out for “Cherry Wine” and more excited to share it with y’all!!