Hip-hop’s top 10 tributes to mom

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Arguably more than in any other musical genre, hip-hop artists love to pay respect to their moms. Since so many rappers come from single parent households, where mothers were the sole source of financial and moral support, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

But in a world where toughness is often valued over sensitivity, it’s refreshing to see rappers give a glimpse of their gentler side. In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, theGrio has compiled its 10 favorite rap songs dedicated to moms.