"Dear Mama" is a rap song by late American hip hop artist 2Pac. The track was produced by Tony Pizarro for 2Pac's third solo album Me Against the World, released in 1995. "Dear Mama" was written by the artist in dedication/tribute to his own mother, Afeni Shakur.
"Dear Mama" was released on February 21, 1995 as the first single for the album. The single was the most successful of all the singles released from the album. The song is considered by critics, fans, and purists as one of the greatest hip hop songs of all-time, and one of 2Pac's best songs in particular, being ranked number four on About.com's "Top 100 Rap Songs" list