Ophelia DeVore Mitchell, human rights activist's, niece . . . Candy shares backstories and images of infamous rap and hip-hop icon families in Faces of Rap Mothers, with a minimalist aperture - these women who often educated, nursed, supported and upheld legends of rap and hip-hop, share trysts and histories that are set apart from lifestyles of the rich and famous. Rising from shadows of the performers they love; readers are enabled to visualize life of the cousins, nieces, mothers, sisters or wives to rap's and hip-hop's legends. Waves of success experienced adrift ebbs and flows in the tides of life - demonstrate familial paths and resultant stardom that could inure even the strongest of women. Yet, these ladies thrive amidst elements of "soul" that are integral to life itself as demonstrated in, Faces of Rap Mothers. Jeffrey Collins, a music industry icon himself, presents the foreword.