In honor of Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday [May 8] we’ve compiled a list of lyrical tributes rappers have shown to the women that brought them into this world. To all the moms out there, in the words of the late, great Tupac, “you are appreciated.”

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“There are no words that can express how I feel. You never kept a secret, always stayed real. And I appreciate how you raised me, and all the extra love.”

– Tupac “Dear Mama”


“I always loved my momma, she’s my favorite girl. And I always loved my momma, she brought me in this world. See I always loved my momma, she taught me right from wrong. ‘Cause I always loved my momma, you only get one.”

– Brand Nubian “Momma”


“I made you cry, you made me smile. I just wanna say I love you for life, and that’s the reason why I’m here now.”

Snoop “I Love My Momma”

“All that I got is you, and I’m so thankful I made it through. Word up mommy, I love you.”

Ghostface Killah “All That I Got Is You”

“I’m thankful to ever know a woman so real. I pray when I marry, my wife’ll have one of your skills, but mom, you could never be replaced.”

– Nas “Dance”


“Trying to pay you back for all the stress that I caused, and always be there to give you whatever you want.”

– Nelly “Luven Me”

“Don’t cry mama, your baby boy done weathered the storm and I found peace, right here in your arms”

Beanie Sigel “Mom Praying”

“Do anything for my mama, I love you. One day I’ll pay you back for the sacrifice that you managed to muscle. Sixteen, you sent me through customs.”

Iggy Azalea “Work”


“I just hope she know I love her, the world’s best mother. Yeah it ain’t fair, so I’ma take care of her and her grey hair. When I get rich, I’ll have her living how she should be, no stress, no worries.”

Mac Miller “I’ll Be There”

“A living legend too, just look at what heaven do, sent us an angel and I thank you. Hey mama.”

Kanye West “Hey Mama”

If this world were mine, I would place it at your feet. All that I own, you’ve been so good to me.”

Saigon “If (My Mommy)”


“The one who tucked me in, put me under the covers. When I had nightmares, you came right away, read me bedtime stories and chased them away. My beautiful Black queen, my everything.”

Bow Wow “To My Mama”

“Nobody like you, there’s nobody else that I place above you, that’s why I dedicate this song to you. I love you momma!”

– E-40 “I Love My Momma”

“And I’m mad I didn’t get the chance to thank you for being my Mom and my Dad. So, Mom, please accept this as a tribute I wrote this on the jet”

Eminem “Headlights”


“Realized I was fighting for something I believed in. Stuck with it, never quit it. Thank you mama, now I’m living. Dreams do come true and this is just the beginning.”

Big Sean “Mother’s Day”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there!

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