Nas, ‘Cherry Wine’ Video: Amy Winehouse Featured in New Visuals
In “Cherry Wine,” the latest video to come from the song featured on his album, Life is Good, Nas plays a bartender watching a beautiful girl who is seduced by a married man. The track features vocals of the late Amy Winehouse, who is incorporated into the video through a projection of a video of her on a wall.
In the song, Nas laments his lack of love, as the singer is recently divorced from his wife of five years, Kelis. The couple were married in 2005, and divorced in 2010. Life is Good reflects a lot on the disintegration of their relationship, and “Cherry Wine” contains hints of Nas’ annoyance with his former wife, or other jealous women.
Issues of money, jealousy and gold-digging aside, the Queens, N.Y., native raps about how he wants someone who will be there for him even at rock bottom. The call and response between the Illmatic rapper and Amy Winehouse’s refrain, “Where is he the man that is just like me,” work together flawlessly to convey the longing and sadness infused in this song that is only surreptitiously about an alcoholic drink.
Catch the video below and also check out the emotional visuals for Nas’ other recent video “Bye Baby.”
Watch Nas’ “Cherry Wine” Video
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