Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV could have had a soulful British sound to it as new reports claim Weezy wanted the late Amy Winehouse on his latest solo effort.
According to contributing producer MegaMan, Wayne envisioned Winehouse on the new LP.
“He actually had a record from me already that was supposed to be on the album that was suppose to feature Amy Winehouse, but, it didn’t go through,” the Toronto, Canada, beatsmith says. “It was a track I had. It had a reference on it from Liz Rodriguez — she’s a songwriter signed to Universal. She did a reference for me and Wayne heard it, he liked it and wanted to put Amy [Winehouse] on it. But, it didn’t go through and I don’t know the details as to why.” (XXL Mag)
Last month, rap veteran Nas detailed his love and admiration toward the late singer.
“She was a genuine person,” Nas said referring to Winehouse. “She was like, real. When you talked to her, she was real. She was struggling with a lot of things in her life, but she was a real artist. She was like a sister to me, like a little sister. We had the same birthday so she just had this big, big spirit for this little body. You know what I mean? I wish she was here today, man. God bless her soul.” (“106 & Park”)
In July, MTV published a 2007 Winehouse interview featuring her listing duet hopefuls.
“There’s so many people I’d love to work with: Nas, Mos Def. I’d love to work with Busta Rhymes, I’d love to work with Rah Digga … I love them,” she said in 2007. “I learned a lot of stuff about how to write songs from people like that. I just really like them, and if they like my stuff, cool. … If they want to do a track, I’d love to.” (MTV)
Following the interview’s publication, SOHH hit up Rah Digga to get her reaction.
“Me and Amy were good friends, we talked on Skype a lot,” Digga revealed to SOHH referring to the late Amy Winehouse. “We were trying to make that [collaboration] happen when she first said it. The first time I saw her say that was in a XXL article, I think, maybe back in 2007. So I reached out to her back then. But I think at that time maybe it was becoming, like, serious, her drug problem. So she kind of detached from everybody and went into rehab and I was doing my thing. We always kind of tag teamed each other but then we actually started really communicating amongst ourselves a couple years ago. Not like ‘My people are talking to your people.’ Me and her actually started talking to each other directly, a couple of years ago.” (SOHH)
Amy Winehouse passed away last July, however, an exact cause of death has not yet been given.
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