2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this song’s release. Not only that, but earlier this week (September 13th) marked the 19th anniversary of Tupac’s death. So I found it fitting to throw it back to one of the greatest and most iconic hip hop artists of all time for this week’s edition. Tupac changed the game in such a short career. He rapped about things that mattered and paved the way for many emcees to follow in his footsteps (Kendrick Lamar for example).
Dear Mama is one of his best and most popular songs. The song delves into his upbringing and his love for his mother, Afeni Shakur. Though times were sometimes tough, Pac wanted everyone to know that he wouldn’t be the man he was today without his mother. This song is emotional and just another example of the amazing talent Pac had. So listen to the song and go tell your mother you love her, she’ll appreciate it more than you think.