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Tupac's "Dear Mama": Best Rap Song About Moms Ever?

Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.

This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Delo, Mac, hasHBrown, Roosh Williams, Fat Tony, KAB, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard and more.

Not Invited: Dads

This Week's Prompt: What is the greatest rap song about mothers of all time?

Paul Wall: My song "Daddy Wasn't Home" is my favorite because it's about my own mom. It's the most personal to me and holds the most meaning.

Delo: Come on, son: Tupac, "Dear Mama." Every male can relate. Mothers can comprehend. No one can outdo the words in that song.

Mac: "Dear Mama" by Tupac, hands down. No debate. That was raw emotions on paper put into song form.

Slim Thug: "Dear Mama," Tupac. It was one of the realest songs.

hasHBrown: Easy. Tupac's "Dear Mama" is the best song ever... ever. The honesty in the lyrics are unmatched.

Roosh Williams: I'm gonna have to cop and say "Hey Mama" by Kanye. First off, it's a feel-good song and it's pretty clean, so you can actually play it for your mother. Second, the lyrics and hook directly remind of my own mother and how hard she works every damn day.

Kyle Hubbard: I want to be funny and say Eminem's "Cleaning Out My Closet," but I love my mother dearly so of course my answer is Tupac's "Dear Mama." But that's the obvious, hands down, favorite, right? Kanye's "Hey Mama" is also worth noting, right up there.

Scooby: "Dear Mama," Pac. That's life as a youth. The song relates to my upbringing more that "Mama I Love."

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