Seattle-based rapper, Gowe (pronounced “Go”), uploaded a YouTube video this past week and it has generated over 49,000 views. Every view gets this rather unknown artist a step closer to finding his biological mother. How’s that for a Mother’s Day gift? The song, shared just before Mother’s Day, showcases Gowe’s ability to deliver verses and pen humble lyrics, the kind that cuts right to the core.
Gowe was born in Seoul, South Korea and was adopted at the age of 6 months. Seattle became his home and where he spent most of his life. After recently getting a B.A. from the University of Washingston (congrats, Gowe!), this self-described hip hop head decided to pursue music full time.
When I asked Gowe for the full story behind “I Wonder”, he replied:
“I discovered I was adopted when I was 18 after asking my parents for my passport en route to Canada and they had always hidden my documentation from me for whatever reason. As a kid, documents or papers were meaningless to me. After attempting to get them and my mom beating around the bush I finally confronted her and she told me [...]. I love a great relationship with my adopted parents and they are in complete support of my trying to reach out to my biological mother as it has no bearing what so ever on the way they raised me or me being unhappy with anything. They are some of the best people that I know and I love them.”
With a lot of faith and support, Gowe is set to share his music with the world. Although “I Wonder” is helping him reach new fans, this song is dedicated to one woman in particular, his oma.