Many artists pay tribute to their mothers in song form, but not all of them feature their moms on their tracks. In this special Mother’s Day edition of “Mama’s on Wax,” we’re bringing you rap songs that feature mothers and grandmothers.
And because we’re talking about mamas, we have to include all-star mother Momma Dee and her tribute to her children, “I Deserve,” starring Lil’ Scrappy. Check out these songs featuring rappers’ mothers and grandmothers here, and be sure to tune into VH1’s first-ever “Dear Mama” Mother’s Day event this Sunday, May 8 at 9 p.m.!
“Look What You’ve Done” by Drake
In this track from Take Care, Drake pays tribute to his mother, grandmother, and uncle, featuring a sound byte from a phone call from his grandmother at the end of the song.
“December 4th” by Jay Z
“December 4th” by Jay Z weaves in bits of mother Gloria talking about her son.
“One Man Can Change The World” by Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend
In the closing seconds of this Dark Sky Paradise track, Big Sean features a phone call from his grandmother.
“She’s Alive” by Outkast
Watch as The Smith children give a special message to mother Jada Pinkett Smith at VH1’s “Dear Mama” event.