Mama (Loves a Crackhead)

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"Mama (Loves a Crackhead)"
Single by Plan B
from the album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
Released July 10, 2006 (2006-07-10)
Format CD single, DVD single, 7" vinyl, Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:57
Label 679
Writer(s) Ben Drew, Darryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen
Producer(s) Plan B, Jonathan Quarmby (add.), Kevin Bacon (add.)
Plan B singles chronology
"Missing Links"
(2006)
"Mama (Loves a Crackhead)"
(2006)
"No More Eatin'"
(2006)

"Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" is the fourth single by British rapper and songwriter Plan B, taken from his debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words, which was released two weeks prior to the single. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" was the first single to be entirely produced by Plan B himself. "Mama" was released on 10 July 2006, and it just missed out on a UK Top 40 placing, peaking at #41. The song "tells the sad story of his mother's relationship with a crack addict".[1] The music video for "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" was directed by Dawn Shadforth.[2] The song samples "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates and a remix version featuring Hall & Oates is also featured on his Paint It Blacker mixtape.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Radio Version) – 3:59
  2. "Sick 2 Def" (The Early Version) (featuring The Earlies) – 3:34
  • DVD single[4]
  1. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Music Video) – 4:30
  2. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Making of the Video) - 3:00
  1. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Radio Version) – 3:59
  1. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Radio Version) – 3:59
  2. "Sick 2 Def" (The Early Version) (featuring The Earlies) – 3:34
  3. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Acoustic Version) – 4:13
  4. "Mama (Loves a Crackhead)" (Live Version) – 4:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Plan B – vocals, producer[9]
Production[9]
Additional musicians[9]
  • Andrew Smith – guitar
  • Andy Sheldrake – bass
  • Cassell the Beatmaker – drums
  • Harry Escott – cello

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 41

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom July 10, 2006 CD single, DVD single, 7" vinyl, Digital download 679 Recordings

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