Size: 7 inches x 5 inches
Sound: "And all my childhood memories /Are full of all the sweet things you did for me/ And even though I act crazy/ I gotta thank the Lord that you made me/ 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 that you gave me"
It's hard to deny we don't love our moms, but sometimes it feels strange to express any affection towards her. It's normal on Mother's Day, but otherwise its perceived as "uncool" to be show mom you appreciate her, especially in public. It might even feel embarrassing. Luckily, our generation shouldn't have that issue anymore. If the coolest, hardest motherfucker of the 20th century was named Tupac Shakur did it on record, then we should have no issue loving mom on Mother's Day.
Tupac Amaru Shakur aka Lesane Parish Crooks aka 2Pac, Makaveli, & Pac was and still is one of the greatest rap artists to have ever lived. He's sold over 75 millions albums worldwide and his legend continues to live on as an influence to many of today's rappers. You might know him as the face of the West Coast and label Death Row during their beef with the East Coast represented by Notorious B.I.G, Puff Daddy, and Bad Boy. You might also know him as the dude who was always shirtless, with a bandana tied around the front of his head, and a giant Thug Life tattoo shining across his stomach.
Not only did he put the "gangsta" in gangsta rap, Tupac's songs brought awareness to the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, and other social issues faced by young black men and women. He expressed this not only in his music, but also through poetry as seen in his book The Rose That Grew From Concrete.
The song Dear Mama was released as the first single off of his third album "Me Against The World" in February 1995. The song is a tribute to his mother, Afeni Shakur, in which he details his childhood poverty and his mother's addiction to crack, but concludes that his love and deep respect for his mother supersede bad memories.
Hard to tell mom you love her? Let 2Pac rap how you feel about mom on Mother's Day. Even thugs can love their moms, even if they're too cool to buy flowers.