Happy Mother’s Day! From the Mama to the Aunty, to the Grandma, to the Foster Mom, to the Step Mom, you are appreciated! To show some appreciation, we pulled up this selection from Dub Poet, Yasus Afari titled, “My Mother Who Fathered Me“. Produced by Yasus for the Fathers Africa and Senya-Cum Labels in 1995, the Dub Poet expresses his love for the one he calls, “Mama”. From his birth, to being a man, he speaks on the times his Mother was there for him and other siblings. He also mentions her qualities and the efforts she’s made to ensure the family is good. The single was also a part of his “Honour Crown H.I.M.” album that was released in 1997.
13th Street Promotions wishes every Mother out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
This goes out to all the mamas, the baby mamas, the grandmothers, the aunties…you get the drift. Did you ever notice every year on Mother’s Day you hear some very familiar songs on the radio? Well I can’t be the only one so today my Oldies Sunday selection focuses on 5 Jamaican songs that never failed in getting airplay on Mother’s Day.
#5 – Richie Stephens x Bounty Killa – Pot Of Gold
With a mix of Richie Stephens’ singing and Bounty’s deejaying, this tribute was recorded for the “Pot Of Gold” label and has been a staple every year since it’s release.
#4 – Anthony Cruz – Mama’s Blessing
Released in 2003/2004 on the “I Swear” Riddim, Anthony Cruz sang about the hardships his mother went through to provide the best life for him. Never fails when it comes getting airplay this time of the year.
In recognition of Mother’s Day, today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Dancehall artist, Merciless. Titled “Mama’s Cooking” and produced by Harvel Hart and Delroy Schobourgh on the “Redemption Song” Riddim in 1996, Merciless speaks on his love for his mother, her culinary skills and highlights all the other good things that she has done for him. He also speaks about people who have disrespected their own mothers and hopes never to be like them.
While many are spending the day with their moms, many aren’t so fortunate to have that opportunity. Today Bounty Killa dedicates his new single to his late mother, Miss Ivy. Titled “Mama (Gone But Not Forgotten)” and produced by Digital One Productions, Bounty recalls the moments he had with his mother and promises to live and pass on the lessons he was taught and thanks her for being around. Not a bad song here, I hope this uplifts many who no longer have their moms around. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With a special dedication to moms on Mother’s Day is Reggae artist I-Octane with a new video. Titled “Mama” and directed by Bling Blang Productions, I Octane along with the help of musicians and a dancer bring forth the message dedicated to all the loving and hardworking mothers out there and tell them that their glory is on the way. We also see appearances from mothers including his own. A great effort here as I Octane delivers on this DJ Frass production. Once again a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Off Octane’s “My Journey” album, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
He may be the “World Boss” but at the end of the day he is someone’s child and today along with his sons PG 13, they deliver a song for the mothers. Titled “Love Mommy” and produced by Short Boss Muzik, Vybz, Little Addi and Little Vybz show love to mom, dedicating their all to her, letting her know she’s irreplaceable, and showing respect to everyone’s mother. Vybz is no stranger to making songs for mothers and this is a decent effort for being the first collaboration with his sons. A Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers from 13th Street Promotions. Off the upcoming “Reggae Love Songs And Other Things” album, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.