I was in a club in San Antonio, Texas when the music stopped -- the DJ announced that Tupac Amaru Shakur was dead. When I got home, my sons were asleep. The next morning though, because they loved him and his music so damned much, they sadly told me what I already knew. It was a bonding moment that I can't even begin to explain (so much love and respect for Afeni Shakur!):
The first time I heard this song from young Mr. Blacc, it was a snot-running-down-my-face affair. My boys said, "Yeah, we knew you'd love this shit, Mom" -- and they were so right!!:
Happy Mother's Day, my Sisters (particularly those of you with sons cuz -- "for a woman, it ain't easy tryin' to raise a man"). As commercialized as the day always was, and still is -- know that, without a doubt, there's some real love for you there, from those to whom you gave life!