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The Top 7 Rap Songs Your Mom Would Love

by dsussman   January 10, 2009 at 10:00AM  |  Views: 1,236

The rap genre has always been pretty notorious for shaking things up in the homes of suburban America. Mothers from all over have constantly tried to cut off their so-called innocent spawn from the raw and rugged voices of the streets. But nowadays, rap/hip hop has been so popularized in mainstream culture that even the dorkiest of parents can get down to an MC spittin’ rhymes over a funky beat.

By Dustin Sussman

The following article does not represent the opinions of Spike TV or its affiliates.


7. Skee-Lo – “I Wish”

I really do respect this song and I do understand that Skee-Lo was actually a pretty gifted MC, but I vividly remember a few moms rockin’ this song in their station wagons on the way to basketball practice.

When this song first dropped in ‘95, it was all over the place. I’m guessing the reason why suburban America embraced “I Wish” so much was because of the fact that it was one of the few West Coast rap songs in the mid-1990s that didn’t contain lyrics about death, drugs and slutty b**ches. It also didn’t hurt that the chorus was catchy as f*** and had a novelty quality that only a mom could love. This jam is pure cotton candy.

Even if your mom has no idea what a baller is, she totally attempted to get down to this 1995 rap tune.


6. P.M. Dawn – “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"

I have this vision in my mind that all of those snooty housewives that use to be hippies in the ‘60s and sold their souls for a spoiled New England lifestyle played this track on repeat back in 1991. The reason why I say this is because only a suburban mother would listen to ‘90s psychedelic rap/R&B. I know for a fact that the hip hop/rap community was suspect of this group from day one and having a Spandau Ballet sample in one of your tunes didn’t help matters either. Any mom out their would have no problem eatin' this up.

I will admit that I got down to this song at my middle school dance, but I only did it to satisfy the ladies.

5. MC Hammer – "Addams Family Groove"

My mom bought me this tape when I was a kid and I still somehow knew (even at a very young age) that this was the cheesiest song on the face of the planet. The red flag went up the second I realized that my mom knew who MC Hammer was and decided it would be a good idea to purchase me one of his lame candy-coated rap numbers.

Mothers from all over were probably praising the almighty everyday of their lives that MC Hammer had stepped on the scene in the late ‘80s. There is no doubt that a mom would definitely prefer to feed their kids MC Hammer raps instead of a Public Enemy track filled with Chuck D lyrics. I know you were just trying to protect me. Thanks, mom.

4. Mr. T‘s Mom Rap

There ain’t nothin’ finer than watchin’ Mr. T try to throw together a few awkward rap bars about how we should all treat our mamas right. Although, I get the feeling that mothers in the ‘80s actually took this sh*t as seriously as Mr. T. did.

Unfortunately for them, most young kids growing up in the ‘80s weren’t into to Mr. T for his positive attitude and respect for the female gender. We were into Mr. T because he knocked out Rocky Balboa and blew random crap to smithereens on The A-Team. I don’t think most kids sat at home listening to this song trying to come up with new ways to help out their #1 parent.

But I pity the fool who can’t treat their mama right!

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