Even the late Amy Winehouse couldn’t take her eyes off of him.But there is more to Nas than his apparent fine looks and spell he casts over the ladies."These songs [on Back to Black] are more accessible than the tracks on Frank, as jazz is quite elitist. I've been listening to '60s bands and girl groups and it came out in the writing on Back to Black." She cited the Velvelettes (mistaken for the Velvet Underground by the British tabloid) and the Shangri-Las as two of the groups who influenced her writing, adding, "There's a lot of bands which are '60s-influenced at the moment, but I guess I'm the only girl doing it."2.Mark Ronson wrote the music for Back to Black's title track the night after he met Winehouse.So she played me some of those records, which turned into a crash course in girl-group productions. I told her that I had nothing to play her right now but if she let me work on something overnight she could come back tomorrow.
It wasn’t until 2004 that Nas heard Winehouse’s music for the first time.Jones.” Nas recently recalled hearing about the Salaam Remi-produced song prior to its release.“I don’t really remember if Salaam, who was really close to her, who introduced us, if he told me about it or not,” Nas told . But, I heard a lot about it before I even heard the song.” As previously reported, Winehouse and Nas were planning a joint birthday celebration before the singer’s untimely death his past July. The album featured memorable songs like the Top 10 single, “Rehab” and “You Know I’m No Good,” but one of the disc’s album cuts, “Me and Mr.Jones”—a song believed to be about none other than Nasty Nas, born Nasir Jones— has become the stuff legends are made of over the years.Although his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album Version reached number two in the UK and included three top 10 singles.