Since Amy Winehouse’s death, the press circus, the speculation, and the head-shaking, can make a person forget about the mind numbingly soulful voice and the distinctive sound that made Back to Black so wonderful. Now that a posthumous album is forthcoming it is worth reconsidering Winehouse the artist, not the media figure. So first off I say go and give Back to Black another listen just because. In case you were wondering, rapper Nas recently confirmed the rumors that the album’s third (and best) track “Me and Mr. Jones” is in fact about him (his real name is Nasir Jones). This brings me to my pick of the week. “Like Smoke” is a collaboration between Nas and Winehouse and the first track released from her posthumous album. I think it speaks for its self.
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