Video: Ninazu – Mother’s Love

Ninazu is an Australian hip hop artist who first hit my radar last month through his thoughtful track Ammonite. Now he’s back and taking on another unconventional topic not often covered in hip hop – respect for your mother. It’s called Mother’s Love.

By Graeme Smith

Though the topic runs the risk of being cheesy, Ninazu swerves it by filling his lyrics with strong, authentic storytelling detail. Growing up troubled, he chronicles all the times his mother was there for him, and the sacrifices she made. Told against a laidback and soulful arrangement, it’s really quite beautiful.

Accompanied by a bright and sunny video, it’s the perfect antidote to a short, cold winter’s day. You can check out the video below.