Music Review: Tupac – Dear Momma

Music Review by Clinton Young

Song: Dear Momma
Artist: 2pac (Tupac)
Genre: Hip Hop

Videoclip at the end of the review


The struggles that children go through, transcends ethnic lines. The first time I heard this song play as a teenager. It resonated with me. Many of the lyrics I can relate to.

While I did hear the song before I was 17 years of age. I actually did leave my mother’s home when I was 17. The lyrics “It’s hell huggin on my momma from a jail cell” been there & done that. The first time when I was 14. Then for to many years & times after that.

Me & my little sister have different fathers. Both of us have provided our own adversity for our mother, while growing up. As in the song, my mother had many times came home after a long day of work & still cooked meals.

There was times when money was scarce.

The only real differences from the song & my life. My mother was never a crack phiene, refused to ever accept welfare, & was not black.

My mother’s line of thinking was that I was her child, tus her responsibility. She was not going to ask for help in raising me. That a person has to work for what they want & need in life.

Beyond those differences, I could have very well wrote the song myself.

I personally think the song is one of the top 10 of all time. At least for me it is.

Many hip hop songs today fall very short of the quality of  lyrics  that  2pac  had. The materialism & sexual objectification that is rampant in today’s lyrics is surely a lack of talent. Regardless of the kind of music a person likes. I think that talent of any kind can be appreciated.

More to come..

2Pac – Dear Mama

March 14, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of 2Pac’s album ‘Me Against The World’ featuring “Dear Mama” Get the album on iTunes Google Play Amazon Listen on Spotify Music video by 2Pac performing Dear Mama. (C) 1995 Interscope Records