I Cry (Ja Rule song)

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"I Cry"
Single by Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo
from the album Rule 3:36
Released April 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)[1]
Format CD single, Compact Cassette, 12" single
Recorded 2000
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 4:32
Label Murder Inc., Def Jam
Writer(s) Jeffrey Atkins, Roberts Mays, Irving Domingo Lorenzo Jr., Cynthia Loving; Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
Producer(s) Irv Gotti, Lil' Rob
Ja Rule singles chronology
"Put It On Me"
(2000)
"I Cry"
(2001)
"I'm Real"
(2001)
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"Superwoman Pt. II"
(2001)
"I Cry"
(2001)
"Gangsta (Love 4 the Streets)"
(2001)

"I Cry" is the third and final single from Ja Rule's second studio album, Rule 3:36. The song samples "Cry Together," by The O'Jays. This was also the final collaborative single by Ja Rule and former associate, Lil Mo. It was after this release that Irv Gotti decided that Ja Rule should work with Ashanti.

This song became an urban hit during the late spring of 2001, peaking at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100, #25 on the Rap Charts, and #11 on the Billboard Hot R&B charts.[2]

In 2008, the song was used as a sample in LL Cool J's record, "Cry," which also happened to feature Lil' Mo.[3]

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