Mother’s Day is Sunday! If you’re like me, you’re a big jerk who’s taken the painful hours of labor that brought you into this world for granted, so you’re running around getting a last minute card together that won’t arrive until Monday. So catch your breath, and while you do, vote to tell us if 2Pac‘s or Boyz II Men‘s enviable heart-wrenching tribute to moms make you vow to do something more thoughtful (and on time) next year.
2Pac “Dear Mama” - The Hot 100 Billboard-charting single one of the rapper’s most introspective emotional rhymes of his career and the video was almost a living mother’s day card. Featuring his mother Afeni Shakur flipping through photo albums of her son, 2pac’s verses detail their history together from birth to his then-imprisonment during the filming of the 1995 video. 2Pac flips “there’s no way I can pay you back,” but I’m pretty sure a platinum Top 10 hit showed her that he understood.