It’s still somewhat baffling to think Amy Winehouse was only 27 at the time of her death. Then again, it isn’t. Regardless, like so many other artists who passed away, the posthumous releases are well underway. Come December 5, Lioness: Hidden Treasures hits retailers nationwide. One of the tracks found on the project is her collaboration with Nas on the Salaam Remi produced “Like Smoke.”
A rather tame record initially and one that was recorded some three years ago, it takes new life once Nas jumps on the track acting as a wonderful contradiction to Winehouse’s vocals. Say what you will, Nasir has been on a tear for a good minute now. Here’s to hoping it continues.