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An ode to Mom from 5 Pointz in Long Island City, N.Y.
For all the accusations of misogyny that hip-hop artists face, no musical genre shows more reverence to the mother figure. Tupac's "Dear Mama" may be the most easily identifiable example — if not the pinnacle — of the mama meme, but many other great rappers have taken a few minutes to honor the women who brought them into the world. Here are five more songs for and about your mom.