Amy Winehouse Dead of “Unexplained” Causes
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
July 25, 2011
Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment on Saturday. Grief and condolences have come pouring out from pop and hip-hop fans alike. Her soulful voice and cleverly candid lyrics won fans across genres, starting not least of which with Jay-Z’s collaboration in her re-released powerhouse hit “Rehab.” Ghostface Killah showed his affinity for her music by doing his remixed rendition of her “You Know I’m No Good.” Amy let drop her musical crush on Nas in the song “Me & Mr. Jones,” created with the rapper’s producer Salaam Remi, and later befriended Nas himself. Her musical forays into hip-hop continued with the formation of a supergroup with Questlove and Raphael Saadiq, and the number of artists who wanted to work with her kept growing.
She would not speculate about all the attention she received from the rap community, but was palpably flattered, telling MTV News, “Obviously I didn’t set out to do that, but I have pride in being different.” Passing at the age of 27, she only produced two albums, Frank and Back to Black, bringing the voice of Motown back into the present. Amy Winehouse was expected to be released from a rehabilitation program in less than two months. Police have only stated that her death is “unexplained.”
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