- Baby Mama (song)
Name = Baby Mama
Artist = Fantasia
from Album =
Format = CD single,
Recorded = Summer
Genre = R&B, Soul
Length = 4:15
Producer = Co-Stars, Harold Lilly
Last single = "
This single = "Baby Mama"
Next single = "Free Yourself"
"Baby Mama" is an R&B/
hip-hop songby Fantasia from her debut album" Free Yourself". It was released as the album's third single on May 3, 2005, [" [http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Truth%20Is%2FBaby%20Mama:1922259950 Fantasia - Truth Is/Baby Mama] ." (n.d.) "Yahoo! Shopping." Retrieved December 12, 2006. ] and was produced by Co-Stars and Harold Lilly [http://www.discogs.com/release/351989] . It performed relatively well on the U.S BillboardR&B/Hip-Hop Chart, peaking at number 16.
The song is very meaningful to Fantasia because it was written as an anthem to inspire single mothers across the
United Statesto follow their dreams. Fantasia has stated that "Baby Mama" is dedicated to "all of those single moms out there who tough it out to take care of the kids and work two jobs, go to school". [Cobb, Suzanne. (n.d.) " [http://www.lafamily.com/display_article.php?id=707 The True Idol: Motherhood] ." "Los Angeles Family Magazine." Retrieved December 12, 2006.] Critics have accused the song sending the wrong message about sexual activityand pregnancy to teens. [Blair, Elizabeth. (May 24, 2005)." [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4663047 'Baby Mama' Spurs Debate over Teen Motherhood] ." "NPR: Morning Edition." Retrieved December 12, 2006.] The song takes its title from the slang term baby mama. A parody of the song was made by comedian Rickey Smiley.
The song contains a sample of "There'll Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)" by the Chi-Lites.
* [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/track_reviews/30504/Fantasia_Baby_Mama/page_5 Pitchfork: "Baby Mama" review]
* [http://www.adamlawyer.com/adam/tomleykis/Leykis-2005-04-06_Hr4-BabyMamaTrash-hi.mp3 Tom Leykis Talks About Song]
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