Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27-years-old on the 23rd of July, 2011, and since then, she has become just another legend to join the iconic 27-club, which includes artists like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and more.
Despite the fact Winehouse had only released two albums during her short career, including Frank and Back To Black, her distinct singing style has served as an inspiration to many up and coming singers.
Reportedly, Nas was a close friend to Amy Winehouse, and coincidentally, they actually share the same birthday. According to Hot New Hip Hop, Nas and Amy Winehouse first met through a mutual producer, Salaam Remi, and they connected on a creative level.
Rumor has it that her song, “Me and Mr. Jones,” was actually about the rapper and he confirmed it after she died. Earlier this week, Nas took to his account to honor his late friend, sharing a photo of her on what would’ve been her birthday.
Nas referred to Winehouse as his “Virgo twin.” Hot New Hip Hop says Nas’ birthday is also on the 14th of September, although, there is a 10-year difference between them. Amy died after a long struggle with substance abuse.
In other news, Nas was in the headlines when he revealed he was a big fan of Verzuz but he didn’t have any intentions of appearing as a contestant in a rap battle anytime soon. Verzuz became very popular amid the pandemic this year, and since then, artists have continued appearing on it.
Juicy J asked to be on Verzuz against Nas, but the latter refused to participate. As most know, Nas dropped one of the most important albums of all time, Illmatic, and many consider it as fundamental to the rise of East Coast hip-hop in the 1990s.
While speaking with Zane Lowe from Apple Music, Nas claimed he was a big fan of Verzuz but he wasn’t interested in participating in a rap battle with any of his contemporaries. Nas just isn’t down for it.