Daily Jam : “Hey Mama” by Kanye West
Speaking about it for the first time in December 2008, Kanye West described the death of his mother, Donda, in 2007 to reporters:
“It was like losing an arm and a leg and trying to walk through that.”
Today’s Mother’s Day edition daily jam “Hey Mama” was released in August 2005 on Late Registration, West’s second studio album. This homage to Donda West, was remixed after her passing for the Grammy’s.
Watching this particular performance of West, will an audience truly see how humble of an artist he really is as he chokes up. He literally states how even the Grammy performance really means nothing sentimental on a large scale. Any viewer instantaneously appreciates their own mother in just watching his pain through this melodic eulogy. Now when I say hey, y’all say mama: