#BlackMommaMagic: Songs About Our Mommas
By now, your Instagram and Facebook timelines have been flooded with photos of mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and more. Just in case you’re confused by all these images, today is Mother’s Day. The day that you celebrate the person who has guided you through this world, it could be your mom or some other motherly figure, who has helped you through this thing called life.
My Mother’s Mother’s Day
Honestly, Mother’s Day has been a difficult day for me over the past couple of years. Ever since moving back home after Graduate School, my relationship with my Mother has gone from 0 to 100- “real quick, real fuck quick man”. Simply put, when you are a 20-something year old, yeah I’m not telling you my age, it’s challenging living with your Mother. Now, let me be clear every day isn’t horrible and I LOVE my mommy. She supports me in the best way she can and I appreciate that. So today, I will celebrate her and all the things she has provided for me, from sending me off to my first trip to Africa in 8th grade to only letting me play with Black baby dolls- Oh and let’s not forget the current roof over my head.
So even though my Momma gets on my nerves sometimes, and the feeling is mutual,- there’s no denying her #BlackMommaMagic. I don’t think I have to explain #BlackMommaMagic. #BlackMommaMagic is sprinkled in a lot of Black childhoods based on all the songs by Black artist about their Mommas. Below I have shared a few of my favorite songs and lyrics that help me remember the beautiful things about my Black Momma.
Happy Mother’s Day!
- Dear Momma- 2 Pac (RIP Mamma Shakur)
“You just working with the scraps you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgivin'” #BlackMommaMagic
2. Mama Knew Love- Anthony Hamilton
“I know you love me
I can tell by the way that you kiss me
Tight when you hug me” #BlackMommaMagic
3. Hey Mama Kanye West (Live)- because I cry almost everytime I hear this
“Can’t you see, you’re like a book of poetry
Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, turn one page and there’s my mommy” #BlackMommaMagic
4. Song For Mama- By Boyz 2 Men
“You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey
Whenever I was down” -#BlackMommaMagic
5. Thinking of your- Lenny Kravitz
“Tell me mama no more weeping
I’m thinking of you
And all the things that you wanted me to be
And I’m trying now” #BlackMommaMagic