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In the aftermath of the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, many musicians with an affinity for her music released remixes, covers and notes of sympathy in honor of the woman’s talent, style and body of work. Now Kanye West has stepped up to the plate to deliver his tribute to the late blues artist and in the process spawned what is quite possibly the most amusing quote related to the wholly unamusing situation. With regard to Kanye’s cover of the Amy Winehouse classic Back to Black, a source close to the project reported:
“It’s pretty emotive. It’s Kanye singing from the heart – with synthesizers.”
It’s hard to look at this and not see another cynical attempt at self-promotion, but coming from Kanye, in the wake of his larger than life celebrity, it’s almost impossible for him to do anything without the inevitable ripple effects of ego that come with the territory.