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Jay-Z’s ‘Song Cry’ Gets Acoustic Rendition From Harold Green and the Incredible Charisma

Chicago poet Harold Green and vocalist the Incredible Charisma (aka H.N.I.C.) have teamed up again for another earnest cover of a classic song. This time it’s Jay-Z‘s 2002 rap ballad ‘Song Cry’ from ‘The Blueprint’ album.

The musical group strips the song bare, using an acoustic guitar, congas and Charisma’s vocals. Only the first verse and chorus are used from Hov’s song, which describes a women’s broken heart after a failed marriage.

Green adds his poem into the mix to offer a male’s point of view of why the marriage has dissolved. “Broken promises almost always equal broken hearts / And that’s one thing that I do know / We try to go on / But we’re moths / Each other we grew on / Lies got tossed / The defense got Moss-ed / How can we go long?” he raps.

The duo have put their own acoustic spins on some of your favorite R&B songs, including Frank Ocean‘s ‘Thinkin Bout You,’ Rihanna‘s ‘Diamonds’ and Miguel‘s ‘Do You,’ among many others.

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