YG's Mother, Shonee Jackson, Reveals the Story Behind 'Momma Speech Intro'

YG, Shonee Jackson

YG's Mother, Shonee Jackson, Reveals the Story Behind 'Momma Speech Intro'

Mama YG talks about recording on her son's debut, My Krazy Life.

Published May 11, 2014

There's nowhere a rap-mom wouldn't go for her rapper. Like YG's mother, Shonee Jackson, who one night even stepped into the booth for her "Bompton"-bred son.

Mama YG, as she is affectionately known, described the experience for BET.com's special Mother's Day video series, Hip Hop Mothers. She's the latest rap-mom to be featured following a group that included Myra Anderson, (Big Sean's mother), Teresa Caldwell (Bow Wow's mother) and Waka Flocka's mom-ager Deb Antney.

"[It was] the night he had to turn in his album, I surprised him and came to the studio," Mama YG recalled of her recording session.

"At first he was kind of like upset that I was there, and then he was like, 'Well, I guess since you're here, you might as well do the intro to my album.' So once YG wrote down what he wanted me to say, I went into the sound booth and I killed it," she continued, laughing.

The result was the aptly titled intro for his My Krazy Life debut, "Momma Speech Intro."

Watch the video below to find out more about what it was like to raise YG, especially once his father went to jail, and what it felt like for Mama YG when her son went to jail, too.

Plus find out which sport she thought her rap star son would pursue to make his fame and fortune.

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Written by Jake Rohn


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