I wrote and recorded “Thank You (A Tribute To My Mommy)” in honor of my perfect mother, who died 1/2/12, before she even reached 60. She was smiling and beautiful, even in her last moments.
I wrote this song sitting beside my mom, as she stared at death — with grace, as she did everything in her life. Without my mother, I wouldn’t be here today. And thanks to my mother, I never shied away from expressing myself through the arts. “Thank You” is the most personal song I’ve released to date, and for me it’s the most important … To me, this song demonstrates the positive power of Hip Hop — this is why I do what I do. Yet, I can’t help but think my tribute only barely touches the surface in capturing all that my mother means and has meant to the people in her life and the plants, animals and insects all around her. Mother, daughter, sister, social worker, chef, activist, intellectual, to the highest degree. The only person I’ve ever know who practices what she preaches, adheres always to morality, and even challenges my theory that there is no true form of altruism.
In her honor, as her son, as someone who always admired — and was often in awe of — her, I present this song to my family, friends and fans, as well as to all those who have ever lost someone (especially due to cancer and metastatic breast cancer) they love, undoubtedly too early.
I offer this song in the HIGHEST better-than-CD-quality sound, and I offer the option to download it FREE or pay whatever you can afford. And if you elect to contribute financially, please know that ALL (100% of the) proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy in my mom’s name. And if you knew her, you know that this organization was more to her than a nonprofit to throw money at; my mom lived and breathed its mission to “protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.”