Amy Winehouse's 'Like Smoke' Duet with Nas Premieres (Audio)

3:00 PM PST 11/03/2011 by David Greenwald, Billboard, THR staff
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The late singer's posthumous album, "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," will release in December.

Two previously unreleased songs from the late singer Amy Winehouse hit the air on Thursday. "Our Day Will Come" premiered on BBC's Radio 1 station and "Like Smoke" is a duet with Nas, and the lead track from the late singer's rarities album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

The song, which mixes the MC's freshly recorded verses with a jazzy Winehouse hook, hit New York City's Hot 97 on Wednesday.

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Last month, Nas, born Nasir Jones, revealed that Winehouse's Back to Black song "Me and Mr. Jones" was about him.

"I don't really remember if [producer] Salaam [Remi], who was really close to her, who introduced us, if he told me about it or not," he told XXL. "But I heard a lot about it before I even heard the song."

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Remi produced "Like Smoke," which was initially recorded in 2008. Winehouse and Nas shared a birthday and were reportedly planning a dual party before her untimely death in July from alcohol poisoning.

The 12-track Lioness, a compilation of demos, covers and unreleased material, is due Dec. 5.

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"Halftime" and "The Girl From Ipanema,” are two new tracks that will be featured on the album. Winehouse’s father, Mitch, said he has never heard "Halftime,” before.

“If the family had felt that this album wasn't up to the standard of Frank and Back To Black we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy's musical legacy," he said in the statement from Island Records.

Listen to "Like Smoke" below:

 

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