Heart Gently Weeps by Fashawn
“Heart Gently Weeps” is a new age hip hop track heavily inspired by the hit single from the Beatles titled “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Fashawn cleverly samples modernized renditions of the legendary rock song and layers fat drum beats over it. The flow of the original melodies and structure mesh well with Fashawn’s high paced vocals. There is a wealth of authenticity remaining, successfully separating the Beatles’ instrumentals from the lyrical freedom of the modern rapper. It is tasteful without sacrificing the value in either artist’s creation. “Heart Gently Weeps” is a cutting edge hip hop single paying respect to the history of rock and roll.