July 13 marks what would have been the 71st birthday of Kanye West‘s late mother Donda.
To commemorate the occasion, the GRAMMY winner unveiled a heartfelt musical tribute in the form of a new song titled in her honor.
“There can never really be justice on stolen land,” her voice can be heard saying on the track over KRS One‘s ‘Sound of Da Police.’ “Are you really for peace and equality? Or when my car’s hooked up — know you wanna follow me? Your laws are minimal because you won’t even think about the real criminal.”
Later, Kanye chimes in with:
“Mama I need you to tuck me in / I done made some mistakes and they rubbed it in,” raps Yeezy. “I know you and grandma had enough of them / Why I gotta be so stubborn then / I’m doin this one for y’all / So we can end racism once and for all.”
Look inside to hear the tune in full:
In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday 🕊 My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA pic.twitter.com/YWKhqYYu2E
— ye (@kanyewest) July 13, 2020
Dr. Donda West passed away in 2007 due to complications from elective weight loss surgery.