The entire Shadow League crew would like to extend our warmest wishes for all of those tireless, wonderful and inspirational moms that make miracles happen every day. Here's hoping that you all enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day weekend filled with family, love, great food and, of course, some soul-stirring music.

Nothing touches one's soul quite like a mother's love. In celebration for all that you have done, and all that you mean in our lives, here's our musical playlist to rock out on this weekend in celebration of mom.

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I know you love me, I can tell by the way that you kiss me, tight when you hug me. Took me to school the very first day, gave me piece of butterscotch, sent me on my way.

I know it's frightening, I could tell by the pain in your eyes when the rent was late again. Too strong to fold, being on your own, Lord bless her soul, mama knows love!!!

Mama knew love like the back roads, used to fall asleep daily in her work clothes, Mom I swear you never have to worry again.

Mama knew love like the back streets, used to wipe pee just to make the end meet, Mom I swear, you'll never have to worry again!...

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Mama said there'll be days like this. There'll be days like this, my mama said...

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I'm gonna knock you out! Mama said knock you out!!!

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Just another kid going through life, so worried that I won't be accepted. But I could do anything, you said that, and you meant that.

You took me places, you spent that, they said no, we went back. Checks bounced but we bounced back. I put all the money in your accounts back.

And I thank you, I don't know where I'd really be without that, it worked out, man, you deserve it...Look what you've done!

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Can the choir please gimme a verse of you, eyes so beautiful to me (hey mama)

Can't you see, you're like a book of poetry, maya angelou, nikki giovanni, turn one page and there's my mommy (hey mama)

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Mama don't go!!!

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You were there for me to love and care for me, when skies were gray. Whenever I was down, you were always there to comfort me.

And no one else can be, what you have been to me, you will always be. You will always be the girl, in my life for all times. Mama, Mama you know I love you...


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And mama used to say, take your time young man. Mama used to say, don't you rush to get old. Mama used to say, take it in your stride. Mama used to say, Live your life!!!

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You always was committed, a poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it. There's no way I can pay you back, but the plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated!

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You only get one, you only get one!!!

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Job is done, raising ghetto kids in the hood. You was my strength to carry on and now I'm good!

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Momma loved me. Pop left me.


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Sweeter than cotton candy! Stronger than papa's old brandy!!!


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Two brothers with muscular dystrophy, it killed me. But I remember this, mom's would lick her finger tips yo wipe the cold out my eye before school with her spit...Word up, Mommy. I love you!

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Even when I'm a mess, I still put on a vest, with an S on my chest, Oh yes. I'm a Superwoman.

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My Umi says, "Shine your light on the world. Shine your light for the world to see!"