Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Mom Song (EP)
D-Flame
EMI
Maxi-CD
January 26, 2007

Track list
  1. Mom Song (Mom's Special Edition)
  2. Mom Song (Video Edition)
  3. Mom Song (Mom's Reprise)
  4. Mom Song
  5. Mom Song (Instrumental)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 4
The deepest voice of Germany came back after a two year break following his great (but also heavily criticized) album "Unaufhaltsam" with 20 new tracks (including skits) on "FFM". FFM for D-Flame's own virtual radiostation Flame FM - with stationcalls appearing in nearly every song on the album - as well as for Frankfurter Fire Man and his city Frankfurt Am Main, the county capital of Hessen, the Bundesstaat he represented with this single "Mom Song" in the 3rd edition of the yearly running Bundesvision Song Contest (2007) that was started by Stefan Raab in 2005, after Seeed's win with "Ding" in 2006 and in 2005 Mamadee featuring Gentleman with "Lass Los" more recognition for German reggae, dancehall and hip hop artists in the German mainstream as Jan Delay's "Feuer" took this year's (always ungrateful) 2nd place in this mainstream music competition.

Despite more famous and better attempts at tributes to their mothers, this hip hop piano ballad "Mom Song (Mom's Special Edit)" is still wide above par, whether in its more gospel-tinged Special Edit mix, lyrically a heartfelt thank you to every single mother raising kids and his mother especially. The "Mom Song (Video Edit)" is as nice, staying close to the album version, before the piano chors and ballad delivery are emphasized even more in the "Mom Song (Mom's Reprise)" aided by the brilliant soulful female backing vocals by Melissa Legree followed by the album version of "Mom Song", like all other versions co-produced by D-Flame and German hip hop producer (who even built a 2 beats for LL Cool J's album "Todd Smith, Pt.2: Back To Cool") Lex Barkey.

It should be no surprise hence the "Mom Song (Instrumental)" is, which is probably extremely rare for a hip hop ballad's backing, an exciting version as well. Hopefully this 2nd single from D-Flame's "FFM" will attract more attention and acclaim than the 1st single, the inexplicably not crossing over extremely catchy dancehall combination with Wayne Marshall "Burning Nonstop".