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Remembering A West Coast Classic: "Dear Mama" By 2pac

Posted on May 14, 2007 3:00 AM

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Being that yesterday was Mother’s Day, it’s only right that the West Coast Classic today is a joint that is arguably one of the best songs a rapper has ever written for his mom. Today we’re going to take a second to remember “Dear Mama”, from one of the most widely recognized artists to ever emerge out of the West Coast rap scene. That artist of course, is 2pac.

Countless songs have been recorded by rappers paying tribute to their mothers and all that they’ve done, but “Dear Mama” stands head and shoulders above the rest. ‘Pac’s explanation of his relationship and history with his mother Afeni Shakur is laid out honestly, and not sugar-coated to make it seem like everything was gravy. He mentions a period in time when she was a crackhead, but somehow manages to bring it up in a way that isn’t disrespectful or resentful, and maintains the positive vibe of the song even during this part of it. Besides that, “Dear Mama” is actually well-written, well-produced and interesting, in contrast to the other mom songs that have been recorded since.

“Dear Mama” was a poignant and positive song that stood out on an album that was otherwise filled with a lot of aggression and anger. ‘Pac was never one to shy away from getting emotional on record, but this particular song definitely became a landmark in showing that rappers who otherwise maintained a thug persona on record and in the public eye that they stop to take a moment to show that they were human.

All in all, it’s a dope song, and I’m sure that it left Afeni Shakur with something to remind her how much her son loved her, and how important to him she was. Hopefully everybody out there (even the e-thugs) took a moment yesterday to get in touch with moms and do the same.

Posted by SOHH Leftist

Comments

  • Essex says...
  • I actually don't like that song!
    They play it too much!!

  • May 14, 2007 10:34 AM
  • K.ola says...
  • G.O.A.T...

    Period...

  • May 14, 2007 11:49 AM
  • mrmusicproducer.com says...
  • Straight Classic.

    MRMUSICPRODUCER.COM
    "The Most Versatile Producer In The Game"

  • May 14, 2007 12:19 PM
  • chibrotha says...
  • They can play it all they want, Str8 CLASSIC and remains in rotation!

  • May 14, 2007 1:31 PM
  • http://leftcoast415.blogspot.com says...
  • This is the song that made me a Tupac fan....I wasn't even into rap yet and I liked the song.

    Oh yeah..Mistah F.A.B.'s album comes out tomorrow, YEEE

  • May 14, 2007 2:46 PM
  • HOOD KLASSIC says...
  • IMA MAMAZ BOY.. AND MY MAMAZ IZ ALL I HAD BESIDEZ THE STREETZ.. THIS SONG IS A KLASSIC AND ALWAYZ WILL BE.. THIS TRACK SHOWS U THAT PAC WAS A MAN OF RESPECT, DIGNITY, INTEGRITY AND ALLA THAT.. THIS NIGGA WASNT AFRAID TO TELL THE WORLD HE LOVE HIS MAMA! - ALOTTA GANGSTAZ ARE TOO HARD TO SAY THAT! DUMB ASSES.. BUT U GOTTA LOVE THIS! ITZ REAL..
    M.FREEMZ.ILLA

  • May 14, 2007 2:53 PM
  • C-Money says...
  • yo if u do not like this song than u dont like hip hop....that simple

    shit gives u goosebumps how real it is

  • May 14, 2007 3:16 PM
  • LOGIC says...
  • PLEASE ONCE AND FOR ALL RECOGNIZE THAT PAC IS MOS DEF A EAST COAST NIGGA . HE'S FROM NEW YORK AND GREW UP IN BALTIMORE !!!! STOP THE MADNESS MAN

  • May 15, 2007 5:43 PM
  • JJJSSS says...
  • yo LOGIC ...SHUT THE FUKK UP, pac was west coast.

  • May 15, 2007 6:19 PM
  • westside says...
  • yea pac was born in new york n grew up in baltimore but didnt learn the game till he moved to marine city WESTSIDE

  • May 15, 2007 11:31 PM
  • kimo says...
  • (wow aka kimo)

  • January 5, 2008 11:40 PM
  • doczuwnood says...
  • Hello! Good Site! Thanks you! qyqhuujyco

  • January 29, 2008 11:13 AM

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