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New Amy Winehouse Song With Nas, 'Cherry Wine,' Surfaces

Posthumous collaboration will appear on rapper's new LP, 'Life Is Good'

Nas and Amy Winehouse
Heather Kennedy/WireImage; Mark Allan/WireImage
July 4, 2012 10:05 AM ET

A new song from Nas' upcoming album Life Is Good has surfaced, and it's a posthumous collaboration with the late Amy Winehouse.

"Cherry Wine," which premiered on BBC's Radio 1 on Tuesday night, was produced by Salaam Remi, a frequent collaborator of both artists. The tune will appear on the rapper's tenth LP, due out on July 17th. 

Nas and Winehouse previously linked up for recording sessions with Remi in 2008, and one of the tracks, "Like Smoke," appeared on Winehouse's album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, released after her death in July 2011.

Listen to "Cherry Wine" below: 

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