Hey Mama

Kanye West

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Donal Richard Leace, Kanye West, Kanye Omari West
album: Track 16 in album Late Registration
release date: 2005-8-29
popularity : 575 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Pop
styles: Pop Rap/Conscious
length: 5:05
producer: Kanye West and Jon Brion
mixer: Andrew Dawson
recorded by: Tom Biller, Anthony Kilhoffer and Andrew Dawson
additional: John Legend
assistant engineer: Taylor Dow, Richard Reitz and Matt Green
composer: Kanye West

Album Information

label: Roc‐A‐Fella Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 602498851531
script: Latin

Cover Art

Kanye West Late Registration cover art

Lyrics

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(Hey Mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cause I'm so proud of you
I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin back to school
I just want you to be proud of me (Hey Mama)
I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine
I'm finna take yall back to them better times
I was three years old, when you and I moved to the Chi
You fixed me up something that was good for my soul
You work late nights just to keep on the lights
And you would give anything in this world
And you never put no man over me
Seven years old, caught you with tears in your eyes
As we knelt on the kitchen floor
And when I'm older, you ain't gotta work no more
See you're, unbreakable, unmistakable
A livin legend too, just look at what heaven do

Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (Hey Mama)
I appreciate what you allowed for me

My mama told me go to school, get your doctorate
But still supported me when I did the opposite
Things I gotta do, just to prove to you
Give me a verse of "You, Are So Beautiful To Me"
Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, turn one page and there's my mommy
Now when I say Hey, yall say Mama, now everybody answer me (Hey Mama)
(Hey Mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cause I'm so proud of you
I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin back to school
I just want you to be proud of me (Hey Mama)
I guess it also depends though, if my ends low
Tint the windows, ride around the city and let ya friends know (Hey Mama)
Tell your job you gotta fake em out
To a restaurant, upper echelon
Just tell me what kind of S-Type Donda West like?
It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday

Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (Hey Mama)
I appreciate what you allowed for me

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Wake Up Mr. West
  • 2 Heard 'em Say
  • 3 Touch the Sky
  • 4 Gold Digger
  • 5 Can't Afford No Gas (skit)
  • 6 Drive Slow
  • 7 My Way Home
  • 8 Crack Music
  • 9 Roses
  • 10 Bring Me Down
  • 11 Addiction
  • 12 We Broke (skit)
  • 13 Diamonds From Sierra Leone (remix)
  • 14 We Major
  • 15 Years Ago (skit)
  • 16 Hey Mama
  • 17 Celebration
  • 18 Imposter (skit)
  • 19 Gone
  • 20 Diamonds From Sierra Leone
  • 21 We Can Make It Better
  • 22 Late