We suspect there will be a lot more Amy Winehouse tributes coming down the pike. But here’s two great ones to start off. Both tracks by M.I.A. and Big Boi were recorded before the singer’s death this weekend, but that doesn’t make them any less poignant.
M.I.A. recorded “27″ during the sessions for the Vikki Leekx mixtape, “dedicated to all my friends that died at 27.”M.I.A. you might recall was a last minute replacement for Winehouse when the singer dropped out of a headline slot at Coachella 2009.
Big Boi, in the meanwhile, went to the source material, with this tender remix of Winehouse’s “Tears Dry On Their Own,” a stunning reminder of the voice that’s been lost.