Amy Winehouse torpedoed into fame with just two albums under her belt. Unfortunately, no amount of awards or accolades could take away her deep internal struggles.
Me & Mr. Jones is a song about Winehouse’s crush on hip hop star Nasir Jones. Known publicly as Nas, this king of New York Hip Hop is one of the most influential rappers of all time.
Amy Winehouse and Nas quickly formed kinship through Skypes and texts, planning a joint birthday party just weeks before her death. Nas described Winehouse as a sister, and they collaborated on songs, including Cherry Wine and Like Smoke, released after her death.