Producer: Just Blaze
Album: The Blueprint
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam


On each of Jay's early albums, he had at least one song where he let his guard down. Whether dealing with family business, struggles with parenthood, or lost love; he would escape from his larger than life Jay-Z persona as and revert back to the human Shawn Carter. On “Song Cry,” Jay would enter rap ballad territory, touching on a failed relationship, that crumbled due to his own infidelity. Jay was too strong to let you see his tears, so he let this heartfelt track do the sobbing for him.

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