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Author: DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital

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From the creators of The Drink Champs, come... insider Hip-Hop Stories, Parenting Advice and Therapy Sessions from devout Hip Hop heads.

Father Hoods is a weekly podcast where DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital discuss being fathers and how they parent from a Hip-Hop perspective. In their rap sessions they get into their child raising strategies, fears and joys - all while serving as each other's trusted council in figuring out how NOT to screw up being good dads.

They're often joined by guests from around Hip Hop culture to share their own parental takes and lend some advice to the cause.
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#101: Back on our B.S.

#101: Back on our B.S.

2020-08-1152:23

Life is a motherf*%$!* ain't it? The Father Hoods reconvene for some therapy and walk through the recent goings ons round their respective ways! On this episode... 🎙We check in on DJ EFN to find out the latest from his battle with Covid-19.  🎙Manny Digital kicks a few MAJOR KEYS about how he works at staying productive while juggling a couple of podcasts, full time work, sitting on the boards of non profits... oh and being an active dad.  🎙KGB walks us through his hiatus from LIFE when his son was born and how he walked around as a full on ZOMBIE. ARE YOU TIRED? Is it because you have a baby in the house and have NO DAMN CLUE how to get some rest!?  We got you! Jump over to www.FlyDadGear.com and click on Sleep Hacks for your FREE guide to catching some Zzzz'! You'll even be put on the "Day 1" list of father's who will get first dibs on the fly ass baby bag being developed just for dads! Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
100 EPISODES!!!!! Gotta make some noise for that!! It's been mad fun to go 100 weeks straight dropping an episode. We're proud and hope you've had a blast along with us for these 100 weeks.  On our centennial, we run into some foul news...  🎙DJ EFN shares his experience taking the COVID-19 test. E shares some hot takes from a recent conference call he was a part of with Hip Hop media folks addressing the pandemic. Are you getting vaccinated when the COVID-19 vaccines are ready?  🎙We share our points of view and how we're thinking about things in anticipation of the vaccine. 🎙We also talk about the lengths we (people of color/people of Hip Hop) sometimes go to to be accommodating in the presence of folks who may consider us threatening. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
On this episode we rock with emcee, podcaster, comedian and father Open Mike Eagle. We learn about his Hip Hop ascent and some of the steps he took in amassing a catalogue of music over 10 albums deep. Mike opens up about being a divorced father and how he and his ex-wife work together to raise their one and only son.  Press play and get hip to... 🎙The struggle we parents face in overcompensating with our kids (to avoid them living the lives we did growing up) 🎙Standing firm (even if it kills you) when consequences of your kids' actions lead them to tough circumstances 🎙Kids watching porn 😳 Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
COVID-19 is still causing us plenty of headaches, but as the summer blazes on we can't help but wonder WHEN THE HELL ARE THESE KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL!? The Father Hoods share their views and what they'd like to see happen with school this fall amidst this damn Coronavirus.  On this episode the Father Hoods are joined by fellow podcaster and journalist Jerry Barrow (of the Fathers Who Bother podcast) and they get into... 🎙How Jerry got his bike stolen at age 7 🎙His biggest fatherhood influence 🎙How to address kids who "hate" Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
Where were you when your child had their first "out of diaper" experience? DJ EFN recently experienced it with his daughter ...and then emotions took over. On another front... there's still plenty of work to do in the EFN household to get big sister to gel with her baby bro. Then the Father Hoods roll into some personal concerns/stories they've been experiencing. On this episode you'll learn about... The surprise that was left for DJ EFN Kids and their middle fingers Strangers overstepping their bounds with our kids Our strategies in dealing with grandparent's advice on raising our kids Fire up them wireless headphones and lock in with your resident Father Hoods (DJ EFN, KGB & Manny Digital) right now. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
When you grow up without a father the assumption is you'll end up repeating the cycle with your own kids. We've shown on the podcast through the many guests we've had that the truth is, we learn from our father's mistakes how to DO BETTER. On this episode we kick it with NY rapper/producer 38 Spesh. You'll learn... How having a kid in his teens made 38 Spesh gain a sense of responsibility early Why being a Dad is more than jus providing financially What steps 38 Spesh took that has benefited him financially to ride out COVID-19 The significance of Kool G. Rap in Spesh's life and rhymes (and why it took 4 years for him to release "Son of G Rap") Fire up them wireless headphones and lock in with your resident Father Hoods (DJ EFN, KGB & Manny Digital) right now. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
Election season is here!  What in the F is a State Attorney? We're joined by Broward (FL) County State Attorney candidate and recent father, David Cannady. Mr. Cannady educates us on the duties of a state attorney, walks us through injustices he's worked on as a prosecutor and clues us into how he's shifting gears into his role as a first time dad. You'll hear about... Excessive force by police in a Florida hood Who Florida's chief law enforcement officer is in Broward County How running a campaign, being a Dad and being a practicing attorney works How we view local politics and how important youthful energy is in making change DJ EFN's conflicts re: infant night shift duties Lastly, R.I.P. to fallen member of Groove Phi Groove S.F.I. Juan "Don Juan" Ortiz. Gone but not forgotten. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
On this episode the Father Hoods kick it with with rapper, screenwriter, film producer/director R.A. The Rugged Man. We learn about his decision to raise his kids abroad.  We tap into his childhood and learn about the connection R.A. and DJ EFN share when it comes to the Vietnam war. We rap about the insanely quick studies our kids are when it comes to new tech. We also learn about R.A.'s kid's love for horror flicks. R.A. gets into some of his music and gives us a sense of what went into the making of his latest project "All My Heroes Are Dead." Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
When a brand new baby comes into the household routines are OUT THE WINDOW! DJ EFN, fresh off the birth of his newborn son tells us all about it. He walks us through the series of events that transpired when it was GO TIME and how the birthing process went.  It's usually difficult for a slightly older sibling to welcome in the new baby. KGB & Manny Digital try and help DJ EFN when he opened up about his daughter's new way of being once she was introduced to her brother. Did you hear the one about the DJ and the Rapper taking their kids to the zoo? You will, once you lock in and listen to this episode! Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
Here's some great news... DJ EFN is now a father (again)!!!! We welcome his new baby boy to the clique. Mom, Dad and Baby are doing great! We kick off this episode's Father Hoods convo with Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo. We learn about the rapper's own dad and how the lessons of his parents have informed both his raps and how he's raising his son.  As an added bonus we learn all about his fatherhood themed project due out June 19th called "Milestones." We talk about the genesis of the project and what we can expect from it this Father's Day weekend. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
#91: Father

#91: Father

2020-06-0343:57

We're releasing on a Wednesday this week (not on our normal Tuesday) as a symbol of pause and solidarity on Black Out Tuesday with the industries and individuals looking for justice and meaningful change. The injustices toward people of color and general imbalance of our society is unacceptable and we need to INSIST IT STOP. Now, on the latest episode of the Father Hoods... DJ EFN turned a year older! He talks about this new birthday experience along with the latest on the highly anticipated delivery of his son in BABY WATCH. We learn about "the long sleep" and its implications for when E and his lady are to head home after delivery at their birthing center. The Father Hoods spend some time thinking back to when they were in the throws of child labor and what they remember from their respective experiences. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
On this episode we welcome in Hip Hop producer, Miami native and proud father... Infamous. We jump right in to talk about cartoons and which of them we fatherhoods loved growing up. Of course we get into the comparison talk and why our era of cartoons was better.   MISSING AND APPRECIATING TEACHERS SO MUCH! We discuss how we're trying to balance life, work and kid's schooling. The meltdowns, inconsistencies and the challenging nature of education these days! Infamous talks about the impact of COVID-19 on how he earns his livelihood and how music is being made now a days. He shares how he's still cranking out beats for artists like Lil Wayne and more.  As DJ EFN awaits the birth of his son, he asks the Father Hoods about circumcision and how we would handle making the decision for our sons.  Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
DJ EFN kicks the episode off with a BABY WATCH update and tells us how things are going as he and his lady await baby #2. He shares his sentiments as he approaches the last days of his daughter being their only child. The Father Hoods then move to a discussion on being emotional with their kids and what that looks like. When picking a pediatrician, does gender matter to you? Hear some of the guys' personal experiences and decide for yourself if they're whylin or onto something. We also make mention of #FatherHoods listener @candywellness and how she was able to apply the infamous KGB method of going diaper-less when potty training. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
Single fathers, listen up!  On this episode we rap with iconic visual artist Cey Adams. While he's most known for designing many of our favorite Hip Hop album covers, he's also a hands on single parent. Tune in and listen to some of the trials and triumphs of his fatherhood experience.  We learn about how he coped with having his only son in prison for a decade and some of the societal challenges that came his way while raising him.  Cey recounts the highlights of his artistic career and walks us through those key experiences that shaped his phenomenal career. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
On this episode of the Father Hoods we break bread with legendary artist Ishmael "butterfly" Butler (formerly of the infamous Digable Planets).  We talk about the release of his latest Shabazz Palaces project "The Don of Diamond Dreams." He tells us about his upbringing and how that has contributed to his parenting style. We learn about him supporting his son, Lil Tracy, as he battled drug addiction.  Before we close the episode we talk a little hoops and have Ishmael connect the dots on how he ended up playing Division 1 for John Calipari. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
We open to the horrible news of the passing of rapper Fred The Godson to COVID-19. We send our condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. It has now been over a month since we've gone into our personal lock downs. With all that's happening around us we wonder if once this is all said and done, will our kids have been desensitized to the impacts of this pandemic? We also welcome in George Spits of the Llama Beats crew to talk about his parenting adventures, smoking the marijuana, alcohol and what got him inspired to do the #rapdadchallenge on social media. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
On this episode we switch things up! We're joined by fellow content creator and soon to be first time dad Adam22, of the popular "No Jumper" podcast. We dive into what he's expecting life to be like with a child and what concerns loom in his head.  We learn about his upbringing and how he believes that will play into his fatherhood style. We even get put onto the Youtube page where he and his girlfriend, Lena the Plug, are documenting their pregnancy journey.  RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
Your Father Hoods are back! This time we're joined by the official tour DJ of infamous rap group Run The Jewel's,  known as Trackstar the DJ. We shoot the breeze and explore what fatherhood has been like for him over the last year and a half. Trackstar puts us onto... how he got started in Hip Hop how he ended up touring with Run the Jewels his bouncing baby daughter and why he considers himself to be a professional rap fan The fellas get into some of the wild behavior they've witnessed from their offspring and catchup on recent COVID-19 impacts to their lives. Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting... from the Hip Hop perspective! RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
#83: Dad's Home

#83: Dad's Home

2020-04-0743:20

On this episode the fellas recount when they went into quarantine. They spend time revisiting when they started taking COVID-19 seriously and how they're working through quarantine with their respective families. The challenges of screen time return and shine a light on how the Father Hoods themselves are the first ones setting a bad example by zoning out on their own personal devices. They get into some the books they're reading (recommendations below) and share tips on how they're working through these surreal times. Goin' Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin' Records The Crack Era: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Kevin Chiles Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
We set things off understanding what the "new normal" is like for internationally known DJ/Comic -- Cipha Sounds. He shares how his 2 kids are adapting to quarantine and what his days now look like. We talk about religion and how he'd react if one day one of his kids decided to become a Satanist 😳. Laughs, stories and a whole lot of advice sharing on YOUR FAVORITE FATHERHOOD PODCAST (periodt) Treat yourself and listen to the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! Don't forget to check out the shop and cop yourself some OFFICIAL Father Hoods merch to support the show - Shop Here! _________________________________ Join the conversation with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! _________________________________ ⁣ s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Listen to "Be A Father To Your Child" Right NOW! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message
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