10 powerful hip-hop songs dedicated to fatherhood

2 Pac, “Papa’z Song”

Before 2 Pac released the hit single “Dear Momma,” he rapped about the hardship of growing up without a father. But while the first half of the song speaks to the anger of growing up fatherless, 2 Pac raps as if he is a father explaining the reasons for his absence on the second half of the song. It’s an emotional look at how unplanned parenthood can affect so many lives.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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