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Report: Kanye West Records Tribute Song for Amy Winehouse

August 19, 2011 04:54:28 GMT

The 'Runaway' rapper reportedly has put his own spin to 'Back to Black' and hopes to perform it when he's in London for Moss Bros 160th anniversary celebrations.


Report: Kanye West Records Tribute Song for Amy Winehouse
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Kanye West has revamped one of the songs from Amy Winehouse's sophomore set "Back to Black". The "All of the Lights" rapper has, according to the Daily Mirror, re-recorded title track from the album.

"It's pretty emotive. It's Kanye singing from the heart - with synthesizers," a source said. The G.O.O.D. Music rhymer reportedly hopes to perform the remix in London for Moss Bros 160th anniversary celebrations.

Back in 2008, Kanye and Amy fought each other to win Grammy's Album of the Year. They vied for the coveted prize against Foo Fighters and Vince Gill, but it was Herbie Hancock who brought home the award.

This week, Yeezy and the late singer were once again put in a duel. They race to the top of U.K. album chart with "Watch the Throne" and "Back to Black" respectively. The British singer won, while the rapper has to settle at No. 3 behind Adele.

Although Amy is no longer around, her new music will continue to pour in. A posthumous album is being planned, and a duet with Tony Bennett is ready to be released. Called "Body and Soul", the collaboration with the music vet has been made available for brief listen in a snippet.

The album "Tony Bennett: Duets II", where the song appears, will be released on his 85th birthday on August 3. The song royalties will be donated for charity to help those battling drug addiction. "It's going to a foundation that her father started to teach all the young children not to take drugs, and all the royalties of the record will go to that," he told MTV.



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