The passing of Tupac2Pac” Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, has brought to remembrance to his beloved track “Dear Mama” in remembrance. A tribute to his mother, Afeni Shakur, released on February 9, 1995,. The single came from his third studio album, Me Against the World.

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In the song Dear Mama, Shakur details his childhood poverty and his mother’s habit to crack cocaine but states that his love and deep respect for his mother supersede bad memories. The song topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart for five weeks and also peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 13, 1995.

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