‘Cherry Wine’ By Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse Lyrics & Critique [VIDEO]

on October 02 2012 1:35 PM

Nas remembered his late friend Amy Winehouse in his latest music video “Cherry Wine,” Rap-Up reported. It’s the fifth video to be released from Nas’ Life Is Good album that debuted at No. 1 in July.

The video features Nas, 39, (whose birth name is (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) as a bartender rapping about finding the perfect woman while Winehouse, who died from alcohol intoxication at 27 years old, can be heard belting out her signature voice during the chorus and the refrain.

The two recorded the upbeat track in July of 2008 and it came from "God, and Amy," the rapper told NME.

"Like Smoke," is another track that was posthumously released by Winehouse off the album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures.”

"We don't even have an explanation for how it happened," Nas said, speaking of their collaboration. “It was just magic. It just happened. It was supposed to happen. She made it happen."

Winehouse passed away in July of 2011, but Nas made sure to include her in the music video by having images of her old performances appear in black and white on a brick wall.

Since Nas and Winehouse were close friends the video has to be bittersweet for the rapper.

 “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.”

With the help of Winehouse’s vocal’s the song is remarkable, so why did Nas take so long to release it?

"Part of me didn't want to do the song," he said to NME. "Amy and I share a birthday, so she was my sister. And she was just so much fun to be around. She would say things about well-known people in the industry that she didn't like and it would just crack me up…We were all hoping she would pull through and come back.”

Continue reading for the lyrics:

Where is he

The man who was just like me

I heard he was hiding somewhere I can’t see

Where is he

The man who was just like me

Heard he was hiding somewhere I can’t see

And I’m alone and I realize that when I get home

I wanna go through my red and my cherry

Yes I’m alone and I realize when I get home

I wanna go through my red and my cherry

 

[Verse 1: Nas]

I want someone who like the champagne I like

My a-alike

Someone to talk me off the bridge any day or night

She teach me how to live, she ain’t afraid of life

Not easily impressed with the rich and famous life

Cause she done been there and heard all the rumors before

She loves art, she ride out with me on my music tour

She like the herb's natural medicine

She cooking good

She tell me everything is cool when it ain't looking good

For real, the world so ill

Yo I want a girl so real

Who not after material wealth but get dough still

Or maybe an educator, a lady with etiquette

Who can be from out the hood or even work for the President

As long as there’s no selfishness

Yes, as long as her love for the people is deep rooted and evident

You can be easily recruited, you’re heaven sent

Your smile put me at ease

You’re the woman I need but where is she

 

[Refrain]

 

[Verse 2: Nas]

I hate when people write me hostile texts on account of my lifestyle’s perception

Invade my personal life

Out of the question, what are they expecting

I be trying to reply and they never suppose I get my quiet time in

They think forever I’m rolling in dough

Swimming in a pool of cash

God, wouldn’t they know or am I a fool or as*

I’m well known, got people coming at me mad

I had to tell homes

I don’t keep a cell phone, my bad

I drag off the L and try to silence it

The noise in my head

The curse of the talented

Strong communicator, vagabond

I’d gallivant around the equator

If that would get me off the radar

It’s so intense, I’m on my Lilo and Stitch

Pour my Pinot Grigio and Cris with some lime what is this

An immaculate version of Me and My B*tch by Biggie

With all respect cause you the only one that gets me

 

[Refrain]

 

[Bridge: Nas]

Yeah, yeah, let’s pour some cherry wine

Everything’s good, everything’s fine

Yeah, yeah we bring it every time

Yeah, pour a little cherry wine

Yeah, Hey yo Salaam, yea, I think they know the time

Everything’s good, everything’s fine

Yeah, pour a little cherry wine, yeah

Life is good, life is good, yeah

Life is good, no matter what

Life is good, life is good

Life is good, yeah

No matter what

Life is good

[Refrain]