In my opinion, Amy Winehouse was a true original. Not because the music she made was completely original, it is undoubtedly indebted to a long and recorded musical lineage. I deem her an original because of her, what I saw from her from my monitor, my car, my TV and my turntable. She possessed that intangible quality that drew eyes to her. In this age of over-development and extreme artist manufacturing, she was a star. Her vulnerability only helped mythologize her further. Most of us, especially the young ones, don't have to venture far from our lives to find examples of addiction. She bore her wounds raw and now she's gone.
Big Boi of Outkast tweeted this remix a few days after her passing. Organized Noize is a trail-blazing Southern rap production group. Enjoy.