About 10 years ago, I took some young men on a trip to hear a motivational speaker. We were in the hotel room listening to 2Pac's "Keep Your Head Up.” After 2Pac said,
"You know what makes me unhappy,
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy.
And since we all came from a woman,
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman,
I wonder why we take from our women,
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it's time to kill for our women,
Time to heal our women, be real to our women.
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies,
that will hate the ladies, that make the babies."
One of the 17-year-old boys stopped the CD and said,
“I know the answer to this song…this is about our fathers!”