I’m not even sure where to begin here.. Today me and the family were doing some running around, just some normal Saturday morning shit, when I noticed a tweet from Nas that caught my eye ..
@Nas – R.I.P Sis. Why u couldn’t chill???? why the F*ck U Leave? Love U Sis!
I just assumed that someone from his circle had passed, and while that would be terrible for Nas, it didn’t really affect me in the slightest. Unfortunately, this was not the case. A few minutes later, I saw the news starting to take over my twitter timeline. Amy Winehouse has died.
I get that she lived the fast life and was asking for it. I get that no one should be the least bit surprised. But damn, this shit got me fucked up. When Back to Black dropped, I remember I had just started dating the girl I would eventually marry. She’s not a hip-hop person, not even a little bit, so Amy’s music was one of the one things we could both enjoy, and that album became synonymous with a lot of great memories. I hipped everyone I could to it, and all my friends were playing it, especially Ashley. So a few years later, when Ashley tragically took her own life, it only seemed fitting that we play a lot of Amy Winehouse in her memory. I guess I feel kind of ridiculous that Amy passing even affects me, but if I’m keeping it 100, there’s a lot of shit that’s happened in the last 5 years or so that I associate with her music. We played that shit at my wedding… At my friend’s funeral… So yeah, she was a junkie, and junkie’s eventually die, but Amy managed to create something that will always remind me of my most significant moments of the last half decade.
I wanted to post a couple of joints, and trust that it was tough to only choose a few. Amy is now counted among Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison who all died tragically at the age of 27. Live now.