When it was announced that Beyonce and Andre 3000 were going to be covering "Back to Black" by the late Amy Winehouse for the soundtrack to the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby together, many fans were curious as to what the final product would sound like. When Mark Ronson, who produced the original version, debuted the track on his show for East Village Radio, the world got its first, albeit heavily tagged, listen.
Mark seemed quite pleased with the rendition, saying on air, "It’s a wonderful sort of take on our song. I’m flattered and honoured. I know Amy would be too."
Apparently, Amy's father does not seem to share his sentiments about the new version.
Mitch Winehouse took to Twitter shortly after the song's release to blast the song, specifically noting that Andre's part of the duet sounded "terrible." He went on to add that Andre "Should have let Beyonce do it all."
Prior to the song coming out, however, Mitch seemed very reluctant to allow the track to see the light of day. According to The Daily Mail, he said that he did not feel that Beyonce brought anything to the song, adding that to release it on the soundtrack, "They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money."
All this being said, hip-hop fans around the world would trade Andre 3000's vocals on this rendition of "Back to Black" for a new Outkast song in a heartbeat.
I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black. Terrible. He should have let Beyonce do it all. Mitch— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) April 27, 2013
[via Rolling Stone]