Fannie Ann Jones R.I.P.
As Nas describes in Poppa Was a Playa:
My papa played the street all day
Mama was either home, at work, while we played inside the hall way
She sacrifices all she got to feed us
When she was alone she cried by the phone peeping out the window heated
His mother was everything to him and the reason he says her first of all. After his mothers death there was talks about Nas retiring. In the VH1 Behind The Music he said that what made him come back to music was that he could feel his mom inside of him. He could move on:
Nas tells she passed away on April 7th, 2002 on that song.
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