Rappers love their mothers! There is no questioning that! Through history, rappers have repeatedly oozed the love they have for moms - as they should. Well, there are lots of songs that talk to mom and, since we are universally celebrating mothers day, play these joints after you finish church, dinner and showering mom with gifts!
"Dear Mama" - Tupac
We might as well get this song out of the way. Tupac's "Dear Mama" set the bar and there won't likely be a finer ode from mother to son.
"Hey Mama" - Kanye West
When Donda West died, we cried. Before her tragic passing, Kanye West had already honored his mother in song. Its awesome that she her this song before her death. Ye, we honor you as we play this for our mothers. Here is the touching 08 Grammy performance.
"Love My Momma" - Snoop Dogg
What does Snoop love more than that ganja? You guessed it, his momma!
"Spoke To My Momma" - Ace Hood
The struggle is real and most rappers just want to by their mother a new house and to repay them for all that they have done. Its never possible, but Ace Hood makes a compelling case in this touching, heart felt old to his mother.
"All That I Got" - Ghostface Killah
Few songs can make thugs cry, but Ghostface took it there on "All That I Got Is You," a song honoring his mother and grandmother. With Mary J. Blige on the hook, this gem resonates with anybody that had a mother that fought and stubbled for their kids. Shout out to the Old Earths!
"Momma Can You Hear Me" - Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli is one prolific writer and his mother was the root of his greatness. He honors her on this underappreciated gem.
"Mom Praying" - Beanie Sigel ft. Scarface
We'll never get that Mac and Brad album, but that's OK. Beanie Sigel and Scarface hooked up for "Mom Praying." Thugs like this still need that special prayer than only a mother can deliver. The last verse is priceless.
"Momma Love Me" - Jay-Z
This one one of Jay's simplest songs yet one of those that we got to know the business man from the heart.
"You Only Get One" - Skillz
Skillz put out one of the best mothers dedication, with tears and all. Not enough people have heard this song, which was written after his mother passed away. Bless Skillz and his mother.
"Dance" - Nas
When Nas' mother passed away, Hip-Hop hurt. He wrote this dedication to her and offers a glimpse into his life as well.
BONUS: "Guess Who" - Goodie Mob
When the Goodie Mob was whole, they convened to create this rugged, but beautifully touching song to their moms. The 90's was a long time ago, but this one endures.