Grammy nominated Hip Hop artist Rapsody has released the music video for her tribute song to Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur.
Rapsody dropped her third studio album titled ‘Eve‘ in 2019. The entire album consisting of 16 songs, is named after influential black woman. Names that include Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Aaliyah, and Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur.
Releasing the music video on Afeni Shakur’s birthday, Rapsody also took to Instagram showing love to the black queen. Posting a video of Afeni speaking about her son Tupac Shakur, Rapsody captions the video with, “Alice “Afeni Shakur” Williams, born in Lumberton, NC. Black Panther. Mother. Businesswoman. Black Queen. Today, we honor YOU. Happy Birthday.” Born in Lumerton, North Carolina on January 10, 1974, Afeni would have been 73 years old.
On track 16 titled ‘Afeni’, Tupac Shakur is heard on the chorus. Reciting his verse from his hit single ‘Keep Ya Head up’, Tupac is also joined by PJ Morton who is also featured on ‘Afeni’.
Now since we all came from a woman
Got our names from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women
Do we hate our women?
Now since we all
Rapsody strong message on the song “Afeni” touches on men respecting woman. Knowing the importance of healthy balance, Rapsody reminds us to also love the great men that are indeed out in the world. “2Pac gone, you know Rap had to message him / We tried to do our best for them, mother panther vibes / We need strong men, so our baby boys survive / Love our great fathers, I know some statistics lied / But all the ones that didn’t, yo, you gotta do your job,” raps Rapsody.
Tupac introduced the hit song ‘Keep Ya Heard Up’ to the world on his second studio album titled ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z’. There were many sides to Tupac which translated to versatility in his music. Something that was always on display early in his music career. His first album gave us ‘Brenda’s Got A Baby‘, followed by ‘Keep Ya Head Up’, and ‘Dear Mama‘ on his third studio album.