News: Andre 3000's 'Back To Back' Verse Is Terrible, Says Amy Winehouse's Dad
Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 10:45PM
Days after late singer Amy Winehouse's father put Beyoncé on blast for covering his daughter's "Back to Black" record on the Great Gatsby soundtrack, he has now shot a few words toward OutKast's Andre 3000.
Mr. Winehouse took to Twitter to put his feelings on Three Stacks' contribution out over the weekend.
"I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black. Terrible. He should have let Beyonce do it all. Mitch," he tweeted April 27th. (Mitch Winehouse's Twitter)
A few days ago, he took aim at Bey's contribution to Winehouse's memorable hit.
After a snipper Beyoncé and Andre 3K's Amy Winehouse remix for the upcoming flick The Great Gatsby hit the 'net, the late singer's father Mitch Winehouse was not impressed. Amy's pops wasn't particularly pleased when he heard that Beyonce would be covering one of his daughter's standout hits "Back to Black." "I don't think she brings anything to it," he told the Daily Mail. "I wasn't asked for my permission if they could record it." He eventually accepted the track's use. The slowed-down and warped Andre 3000-assisted cover is part of the official soundtrack to the film, which is being co-scored by none other than hubby Jay-Z. (VIBE)
Despite his issues with the cover, its original producer Mark Ronson has stood behind the newest rendition.
Mark Ronson, who produced and co-wrote the song with Amy Winehouse, praised the new version as he debuted it on his EastVillageRadio show on Friday night. "It's a wonderful sort of take on our song," Ronson said. "I'm flattered and honoured. I know Amy would be too." The cover was recorded for the Jay-Z-produced soundtrack to The Great Gatsby. The album comes out on May 7th. (Rolling Stone)
Prior to the full-length version leaking, the "Back to Black" teaser surfaced.
Beyoncé and André 3000 duet on their highly-anticipated remake of Amy Winehouse's 2007 song "Back to Black." A snippet of their dark and haunting collaboration, which appears on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, has surfaced. The OutKast legend takes his time rapping his verse, while Queen B burns slow with her seductive vocals. Due May 7, the soundtrack also includes contributions from Jay-Z, will.i.am, Fergie, Q-Tip, Lana Del Rey, Gotye, Florence + The Machine, The xx, and Emeli Sandé. (Rap-Up)
Check out the revamped "Back to Black" track: