OutKast, “Ms. Jackson”
This breakthrough hip-hop song was written by Andre 3000 as an open letter to the mother of Erykah Badu, his former girlfriend and the mother of his son Seven, after he and Badu went through a painful breakup. (“Never meant to make your daughter cry / I apologize a trillion times.”) —Jeff Royer
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