As most of you know, yesterday was Mother’s Day in the United States. That meant lots of flowers and flowery tributes to the women who raised us. Of course, the music world is no stranger to making songs in honor of mom. From “Sadie” to “Dear Mama” to “Song For Mama,” folks have been putting their love for their mothers on wax since it was possible to do so. Now you can add Rapsody to the list of entertainers showing love to mama. She links up with rapper/singer Buddy to pay tribute to black mothers with her latest loosie “Phylicia.”
Named for actress Phylicia Rashad, whom we all know for her role as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show, “Phylicia” is a love letter to all the ladies out there who have that “motherly love.” Rapsody handles the verses, spitting rhymes over 9th Wonder‘s flip of soulful guitar that makes up the basis of the track. While she describes all the love and sacrifice that mothers make look easy every single day, Buddy sings the hook. “She got that motherly love / Huggin’ me and cuddle me / that smotherin’ love,” he sings. “Oh what a thrill / How it feels to be loved, my love.” While this one might not go down in the books like some of the classics dedicated to ma dukes, the sentiment in the song is universal and anything giving praise for the thankless job of being a mother is worth taking time to acknowledge.
Even though Mother’s Day 2019 has come and gone, you might want to send this one out to the mother figures in your life just because. Get started on that by pressing play below.