BRENDA FASSIE - 'MAMA'
The Greatest of All Time gave us a soul-stirring tribute to her mother. It's an emotional song in which Ma-Brr sang about missing her mother. You can also throw in 'Too Late For Mama' in the mix.
TUPAC - 'DEAR MAMA'
One of the defining truths about Tupac is how he availed his soul in his records. To this day 'Dear Mama', and ode to his mother, ranks as some of the best work in his iconic catalogue. The heartfelt toon is a no-brainer to dedicate to any mother.
EMTEE - 'MAMA'
He is not being touted as one of the greatest South African Hip Hop artists of all time for no reason. On Avery, the 2015 studio album debut that propelled Emtee to the top, he gave us 'Mama', a pure outpouring of love to his mother.
SNOOP DOGG - 'I LOVE YOU MOMMA'
That West Coast Hip Hop really gave some heart in its heyday. Snoop gave us a song that has both heart and the effortless vibe he brings to his famous flows.
JAY-Z - 'SMILE'
Taken from his 2016 album '444', the song 'Smile' found Jay-Z delving deep in his recollections. He laid it all down in verses about appreciating his mother, understanding he had misunderstood, and then standing up for her.
BLACK COFFEE FEAT. RINGO - 'MAMA'
Dance music moves the culture. Black Coffee teamed up with Ringo, a legend, to give us a song of gratitude to mothers.
KANYE WEST - 'HEY MAMA
One thing about Kanye West? His love for his late mother Donda West has been a key element in his musical expressions. Long before he released 'Donda', named after his mother, he had already been giving a slew of numbers dedicated to his mother. One such jam is 'Hey Mama', which you wake up playing every morning on Mother's Day.
BOYS II MEN - A SONG FOR MAMA
"Mama, you know I love you. Mama, you are the Queen of my heart". On 'A Song For Mama', one of the biggest songs from the bestselling 1990s R&B groups, Boys II Men gave us both the perfect harmonies and words to include in your dedications, letters and captions.
RICK ROSS - SMILE MAMA SMILE
Rick Ross' luxury raps often drip with opulence. 'Smile Mama Smile' is an essential departure into something far deeper, and far more precious than any chain; the celebration of his mother.
DRAKE - LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE
This song is one of the reasons many consider 'Take Care' to be Drake's best album. It's like a beautiful poem to his mother.