Tia Mowry Still Inspired By Wedding Song 'For You'

Tia Mowry is perhaps best known for her 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister. Now, she's all grown up and she came out earlier this spring with the book, Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another. For Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear," actress and mom Tia Mowry talks about the music that inspires her.

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VIVIANA HURTADO, HOST:

And now it's time for the occasional series we call In Year Ear. That's when guests of our program tell us what songs they listen to for a little inspiration.

Today we get the personal playlist of Tia Mowry. She is the star of the BET sitcom "The Game." She joined us recently to talk about her book "Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another." And here's what's playing in Tia Mowry's ear.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FOR YOU")

KENNY LATIMORE: (Singing) Ooh. Ooh.

TIA MOWRY: I should definitely mention my wedding song. "For You" by Kenny Latimore.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FOR YOU")

LATIMORE: (Singing) For you I give a lifetime of stability, anything you want of me. Nothing is impossible. For you. There are no words or ways to show my love or all the thoughts I'm thinking of...

MOWRY: What was really great about Kenny was he actually was there singing live this song "For You." And my husband and I, Corey Hardrick, we chose this song because basically it's just stating that everything that we do for each other now is for each other.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FOR YOU")

LATIMORE: (Singing) ...sense, all roads end, all I do is for you.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THIS IS HOW WE DO IT")

MONTELL JORDAN: (Singing) This is how we do it. This is how we do it.

MOWRY: Montell Jordan song "This is How We Do It." I absolutely loved this song. I will never forget meeting him for the first time. My sister and I, we were at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and this song was the song of the year.

JORDAN: (Singing) This is how we do it. It's Friday night, and I feel all right. The party is here on the West side. So I reach for my 40 and I turn it up. Designated driver take the keys to my truck. Hit the shore 'cause I'm faded Honeys in the street say, Monty, yo, we made it. It feels so good in my hood tonight. The summertime skirts and my guys in Kani...

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BASS DOWN LOW")

DEV: (Singing) If you wanna get with me, there's some things you gotta know. I like my beats fast and my bass down low. Ba-ba-bass down low...

MOWRY: I absolutely love "Bass Down Low" by Dev. I don't know. It's just a song that just gets me going, and I think it's the bass in the song.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BASS DOWN LOW")

DEV: (Singing) ...bass down low. Bass, bass down low. I like my beats fast and my bass down low. It's like one, two, three. I'm about to take this drink and just stuff it. Fish tank this thing along with four more shots of Patron I give a (bleep) about going home

MOWRY: When I'm around working out I like to just listen to songs that just have a lot of bass. It just gets me going on the treadmill. For some apparent reason I just like to push harder, for some apparent reason.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BASS DOWN LOW")

DEV: (Singing) ...loud. And I'll make you shout. G-give you that Black Eyed Peas. You know that Boom Boom Pow. If you want to get with me there's some things you gotta know. I like my beats fast and my bass down low. Ba-ba-bass down low.

HURTADO: That was actress, author and mom, Tia Mowry, telling us what's playing in her ear. To hear her earlier conversation with Michel, go to NPR.org, click on the Programs tab and choose TELL ME MORE.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BASS DOWN LOW")

DEV: (Singing) I like my beats fast and my bass down low. Bass down low. Bass, bass down low. I like my beats fast and my bass down low. Aw, yeah.

HURTADO: And that's our program for today. Remember, to tell us more, please go to NPR.org and find us under the Programs tab. You can find our podcast there too. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter at TELL ME MORE/NPR. I'm Viviana Hurtado and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News and the African-American Public Radio Consortium. Michel Martin will be back tomorrow for more talk. Let's talk more tomorrow.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BASS DOWN LOW")

DEV: (Singing) Do you like it when I flow - I flow? I got a question for you...

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