I’m a sucker for a nicely flipped soul sample. I could go on for days how most rappers and producers use it as a crutch, but honestly at the end of the day the technique works. On “Cry Love,” Knytro—a Florida rapper currently taking over London—smoothly spits over an infectious beat that sees singer Fabienne interpolating The Sweet & Innocent & The Memphis Mustangs’ track of the same name. Above all else, the song does a nice job of transitioning from Knytro’s personal bars to the soulfulness of Fabienne’s vocals. “Cry Love” would’ve been right at home at the dawn of summer with its easy going vibes, but it is a nice send off before winter is in full effect.
Listen to the track below.