A Mother’s Day Playlist For The Mamas Who Matter In Hip Hop
Among the moms you celebrate this Mother’s Day, don’t forget to pour a celebratory drink out for Afenia Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, who passed away this week at the age of 69.
Afeni, who was also an established member of the Black Panther party prior to her son’s time in the spotlight, is just one of the mothers who can be credited for their influences on the state of hip hop music.
Here’s a playlist celebrating hip hop, awesome mothers, and the most famous rappers who love their moms.
1. Afeni Shakur
Afeni, thanks for giving us Tupac. We’ll celebrate Mother’s Day with this song about all the women and mothers who are working hard raise their children, and especially for those like Afeni, who raise sons to be as hot and feminist as this legendary rapper.
2. Donda West
Kanye loved his mom Donda West, and made this really nice song for her. In honor of her 2007 passing, let’s all forget about any Met Gala bullshit, and listen to a really good old Kanye song we can all get behind.
3. DMX’s Mom
This song honors DMX’s grandmother, and might be the only song where the rapper doesn’t sound like a complete psychopath, and since he’s been invited back to the zeitgeist by Drake in his new song “U With Me” on the new album Views, we might as well all get reacquainted with him.
4. Sandi Graham
Drake’s mom shows up often on her son’s Instagram, and Drake wrote his song, “Look What You’ve Done,” about the woman whom he often credits for his success.
‘Cause there’s no harm in giving a Mother’s Day shoutout to all the single dads out there.
And Happy Mother’s Day to Queen Bey, whose song “Blue,” on her eponymous album released two years prior to this month’s record-breaking chart topper Lemonade, is arguably the best song on the entire album.