As the world continues to mourn the death of Amy Winehouse, the ones closest to her are trying to remember the singer for all the love and joy she brought to their lives. Producer Salaam Remi worked closely with Amy throughout her career and helped VIBE relive his last days with her. With Winehouse being honored on the 16h Annual Juice issue of VIBE Magazine, Remi talked about his time with her in the new issue.

Salaam Remi on his last days with Amy
“I’m in London now. I’m out here because [Amy and I] were supposed to go to a wedding today. And before I could get to her yesterday she passed. We were going to the wedding of Nick Symansky, who is the person who really found her. He found her when he was a scout at 19. And he was the manager before they got the Universal deal.”

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They went ahead with the wedding. All I could do was sit there and imagine how many jokes she would have been cracking with me. We were in the middle of working on the album. She finished writing the record. We just hadn’t recorded.

For the last couple of weeks we were video chatting regularly. I was just talking to Nas. Both her and Nas were born on September 14, so we were going to Barbados with all of them for her birthday. She really doesn’t look forward to her birthday, you know what I’m saying?

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The full issue drops on Aug 16th.