“Mama, thank you for bringing me into this world.”
Today I am proud to premiere the 8th single in Mista Cookie Jar’s song-a-month series. Appropriately titled, “Mama,” is his most personal so far. An homage to his mother and his Filipino heritage, MCJ opens up about his parents’ journey to the states and where he grew up.
She went with Papa
to the land they call America.
Now here I am,
quite the character!
Off the boat, they landed.
Where? It’s kinda random.
I was born in Georgia,
grew up in Alabama.
A country boy
with devotion to his family.
That’s filipino values
and some southern hospitality.
This new track is upbeat with a nice swing to it. MCJ describes it as “Multi-culti hodgepodgeyness with a little reggae.“
I love the part where MCJ gratefully sings out ”Thank you for bringing me into this world,” a phrase his mother taught him. “My mom said that to her mom on her birthday and mother’s day. And now I say that to my mom on my birthday and Mother’s Day.” Such an endearing sentiment and reminder to give a big ole shout to all the special mama’s in your life!
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