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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I though we’d take a look at some of the best hip-hop tracks relating to their momma’s.

Kanye West “Hey Mama”

Kanye and his late mother, Donda West.
Kanye and his late mother, Donda West.

Kanye was always close to his mother, the late Donda West. And he laid down his appreciation on this track from his sophomore release “Late Registration.”

Jay-Z “December 4th”

Shawn and Gloria Carter.
Shawn and Gloria Carter.

The second track off of the “Black Album” Gloria Carter narrates her son’s upbringing. From beating on the table” to noticing a change when her and Jay’z father broke up, momma Carter breaks it down in a motherly recount.

Nas “Dance”

Nas and his late mother, Ann Jones.
Nas and his late mother, Ann Jones.

Celebrating his recently passed mother, Nas croons and laments at not having one more dance with his mother. A beautiful and underrated jam from “God’s Son.”

2Pac “Dear Mama”

Afeni Shakur
Afeni Shakur

2Pac recounts his rocky relationship with his mother, the great Afeni Shakur. A hip-hop classic, all things considered.