Killer Mike – Motherless (ft. Eryn Allen Kane) (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Date 2023-05-11

Category Foreign Music, Lyrics, Music Video, New Music

Killer Mike premieres the official music video for the “Motherless” song off the same-titled brief project. The piece which features Eryn Allen Kane was produced by No I.D. Listen, stream, read the lyrics, buy the track.

Killer Mike Motherless

Killer Mike, the renowned rapper and activist, excited fans with the announcement of his new album that is set to release in June. Despite not releasing any solo music until 2008 with I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II, Killer Mike has become a major staple in the rap industry, with his 2012 album R.A.P Music being considered a classic. He is also known for his contributions to the black community, such as speaking at the REVOLT Summit and collaborating with Stacey Abrams.

However, Killer Mike’s skills as a rapper should not be underestimated. He is ready to remind us just how skilled he is with the announcement of his new solo album, MICHAEL. The album will be released on June 16, following a 10-year solo music hiatus. While he has been consistently releasing music with longtime friend and collaborator EL-P under the moniker Run The Jewels, fans are excited to hear what Mike has in store for his new solo outing. Upon announcing the album, Mike dropped the single “Don’t Let The Devil.” It was a small taste of what was to come. Now, the rapper has released another track from the album called “Motherless.” Along with it, he has released a music video.

Killer Mike gets emotional on his new track, “Motherless.” It’s another gospel-tinged track with beautiful vocals from Eryn Allen Kane and a smooth bassline. Just like with “Don’t Let The Devil,” listeners will be transported while they listen to the track. Lyrically, Mike speaks about the loss of his mother and how it has affected him. Throughout the track, he speaks about the things that he wishes he could tell her. However, he also says that he would give up his fame to have her back. “If God sent me back to normal to be next to you,” Mike raps. “I would gladly trade it all ’cause I be missin’ you.”

Killer Mike – Motherless (ft. Eryn Allen Kane) (prod. No I.D.)

11 May 2023
4 Songs, 13 minutes
℗ 2023 VLNS, LLC., Under exclusive license to Loma Vista Recordings. Distributed by Concord.

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[Intro: Eryn Allen Kane]

[Verse 1: Killer Mike & Eryn Allen Kane]
My mama dead (My mama dead)
My grandmama dead (Dead)
To keep it honest, I get depressed and be feelin’ scared (Sometimes, I)
You see, I won’t prepare it (Yeah)
And never will be (Never will be)
To think about your destiny, sometimes, it kill me (Sometimes, I)
You won’t believe it, mama
I achieved it, mama
I turned these hatin’ ass people to believers, mama (Sometimes, I)
A Black boy born to a teen mama, mama
Disregarded as a leader by his people, mama (Sometimes, I)
If God set me back to normal to be next to you
I would gladly trade it all ’cause I be missin’ you (Some, sometimes, I)
I be missin’ huggin’ you, I miss kissin’ you
I miss all the jewels and I miss all your wisdom too (Some, some, sometimes, I)
Some days, I be mean as fuck, and I be meaner too (Oh, oh, oh)
Fussin’, fightin’ over fuck shit that be minuscule (Sometimes, I)
Shay and Taj tell me that’s just the Denice in you (I need you, mother)
And then send both your daughters, Mikey and Anniah too

[Chorus: Eryn Allen Kane]
Sometimes, I feel
Motherless (Mother, mother)

[Verse 2: Killer Mike & Eryn Allen Kane]
My mama dead (My mama dead, I need you)
Her mama dead (Her mama dead)
Her mama died in my arms, my ma said that wasn’t fair (Oh, mother, mother)
Her mama raised me, I told her she crazy (Sometimes, I need ya)
She told me, “One day, I’m gon’ be gone, Micheal, you gon’ see” (Mother, mother)
“That my mama wanted you, but you belong to me” (Amen, sometimes)
And you don’t understand the sacrifice that took from me (Amen, sometimes, I feel)
Like, pullin’ up on Sunday nights
Just to tell you I apologize, and mama, you was right (I need you, sometimes, I feel)
Like a hole in my heart (Pray for me), and I wanna call the Lord
But I don’t know where to start

[Chorus: Eryn Allen Kane]
Sometimes, I feel (You used to pray for me)
Motherless (Oh, oh)

[Verse 3: Killer Mike & Eryn Allen Kane]
My mama dead
My grandmama dead (Mama)
I miss ’em so much, sometimes, I just cry and hold my head (Mama, mama)
They left the world of man, like me and make sure all prepared (Sometimes)
To live a life to make sure my wife ain’t gon’ beg for bread (Sometimes, I need you)
I got an alter in my home to honor both of ’em (Mother)
Just this mornin’, I was smokin’, smoked to both of ’em (Sometimes, I need you)
I asked my Betty for her prayers over my generation (Mother)
And I asked ‘Nica, keep me through my trials and tribulations (Sometimes)
Death’ll come like thief in night and steal your joy away (And sometimes)
Have you askin’, “God, why You forsake your boy, today?” (I said, “Sometimes”)
Is this a blessing or a curse, or just some other shit? (Sometimes, I need)
No matter what, I’m numb as fuck ’cause I’m still motherless (You)

[Bridge: Killer Mike & Eryn Allen Kane]
My mama dead
My grandmama dead (Sometimes, I need you)
My mama dead
My grandmama dead
Sometimes, I feel (You used to pray for me)
Motherless (Oh, oh)
My mama dead
My grandmama dead (Mama, mama, mama)

[Outro: Eryn Allen Kane]
Sometimes (Ooh)
Sometimes, I need you, mother (Ooh)
Sweet (Sometimes)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet
Sweet, sweet, sweet
Denice, sweet
Sweet, sweet, sweet
Sweet mama

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