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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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On this episode we kick it with rapper/actor Bodega Bamz. We chop it up with the Harlem rapper about raising his 2 kids. He tells us about the impact of growing up in a highly devout household and how the discipline and type of love he received carved the path for how he has chosen to raise his kids.   In our convo we talk about... 🎙Boys being nasty! 🎙 When play fighting gets real 🎙 How Smoke DZA inspired Bodega Bamz to Rap ...and more! This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hip Hop scene in the late 80's - early 90's was in a word... DIFFERENT! The creators of that era had a lot to contend with trying to make a way to further their careers and the genre as a whole. The formation of the Jungle Brothers and ultimately the Native Tongues carved a lane for a soulful and eclectic style of rap that you can still find influencing Hip Hop across the globe. Imagine having started a family right when your Rap career was just starting to bubble? Balancing tours, studio time, being a part of a group and the responsibilities of fatherhood was no picnic. On this episode we're honored to have Mike Gee of the infamous Jungle Brothers tell us all about that journey and how he was able to . In our convo we talk about... 🎙Raising his kids while ascending in Hip Hop 🎙 The story of Jimbrowski, DJ EFN on DMX on a recent Drinkchamps 🎙 Mike Gee's Side Hustle ...and more! This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Homework

Homework

2021-02-0946:42

It's been a tiresome week... and it's only TUESDAY! On this episode the Father Hoods broke some bread on this episode and talked about... 🎙 The struggle of being the parent who says "No" all the time 🎙 Thoughts around the impact of arguing in front of our kids 🎙 Lying to 4/yo about N.O.R.E. and Jarobi (ATCQ) smoking a blunt This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dad life can get complicated. On this episode we rap with Demone Carter of the Dad Bod Rap Pod and get some insight on what life has been like for this father of 3. We talk about... 🎙Why Dying Socially is probably a good idea when you start having kids 💀  🎙Getting a Vasectomy ✂️  🎙Manny's son teaches him an iPad Hack 😲  This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Daddy Movement

The Daddy Movement

2021-01-2649:48

Cole Cuchna took his side hustle and turned it into a full time gig dissecting iconic albums from notable artists like Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill and Kanye West. He joins the Father Hoods to talk about... 🎙How he's completely out hormoned by his wife and two daughters 🎙How Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" plays into the birth of his first child 🎙Why fatherhood has him recording pods in a closet This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No Rest

No Rest

2021-01-1943:36

On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital discuss... 🎙 Manny Digital confesses about his run-in with COVID-19 🎙 DJ EFN tells about the struggle of keeping his kids busy 🎙 When's a good time to stop nap time? This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jasmin Leigh takes DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital through her recent pregnancy. We dive into the taboo realm of breast feeding in public and touch on the topic of using drugs while pregnant. The co-host of "People's Party w/ Talib Kweli, shares some of the struggles she's faced with her daughter's eczema and tells us where she feels we father's do a trash job in parenting. This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital are the Father Hoods! On this episode they're joined by Comedian/DJ and host of the "Juan Ep is Dead" podcast, Cipha Sounds. They end the year on a high note talking about: 🎙 Manny and DJ EFN's manscaping (not together 😂) 🎙 Why you should FaceTime around the house with your kids 🎙 How Cipha not having a father figure has affected his parenting 🎙 The course for raising kids This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode we welcome the man responsible for the deals that brought us the eargasmic talents of Big Pun, Mobb Deep, The Alkaholiks, MOP, and of course the iconic Wu Tang Clan (among others). Steve Rifkind joins the Father Hoods today with sons Alex and RyRif. We get into... 🎙RyRif's first single "Run It Up" getting Funkmaster Flex bombs in it's debut 🎙Why Steve decided to relaunch Loud with son RyRif as one of the artists on the new roster 🎙Son Alex being RyRif's manager, a label owner and the most level headed of the Rifkind men 🎙The keys the young Rifkinds have taken from their father mic This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast KGB drops some knowledge! He gives DJ EFN secret signals he can use to calm the jealousy of his daughter toward his son. Have ya'll seen the portable potties you can set up in the whip? DJ EFN tells about a recent outing where one of them things would have been clutch!  This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe to the pre-launch list TODAY over at www.flydadgear.com! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our roles as fathers comes with all sorts of challenges. We work hard to strike a balance in being able to teach our children the values we believe will carry them furthest in life. It's a mix of responsibility, respect and let's face it... a little fear! On this episode we had the pleasure of chopping it up with the esteemed founder of Rap-A-Lot records J. Prince. We explored his life thus far as a dad and how substantial his job as a father has been. We get into... The valuable lessons J. Prince's son Jas has learned from signing Drake How being laid off broke J. Prince's heart The importance J. Prince places on teaching his children "how to fish" Why J. Prince started his own Loyalty Wine Collection   This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe at www.flydadgear.com and take advantage of the BIG 50% OFF pre-launch sale. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Being a parent is in and of itself a challenge for many of us Dads. When it comes to raising a child with special needs we can't even begin to fathom what life is like. On this episode we get the first hand perspective from Mid-town, a Bronx, NY dad who along with his wife started a movement to knock the stigma out of autism. It's called Puzzle Life.  We learn about his day to day caring for their autistic child and get familiar with what we as parents without special needs kids can do to help.    This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe at www.flydadgear.com and take advantage of the BIG 50% OFF pre-launch sale. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We’re joined by Hip Hop icons Goodie Mob on this episode of Father Hoods. Hear how Khujo, Cee Lo Green, T-Mo and Big Gipp all do their Dad thing. You’ll learn about the relationships each of these artists have with their children and about “Survival Kit,” the latest project from the group.  This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe at www.flydadgear.com and take advantage of a BIG pre-launch sale. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3 Fathers

3 Fathers

2020-11-2436:52

Welcome to the new chapter of the Father Hoods podcast! We're pumped to announce that we've joined the Stony Island x Starburns Audio crew! Shouts to Open Mike Eagle for bringing us aboard and believing in the vision of the Father Hoods podcast. Now... on this episode Manny Digital tells how his daughter's severe case of eczema has had him struggling for months. He even shares the breakthrough that helped control her skin condition.  You also get to hear DJ EFN and KGB talk about how they collaborated on making the album "Another Time" and the fun they had realizing their vision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When other people's kids start acting up in your house and those parents say nothing... what do you do? On this episode we chop it up with Canadian artist Kardinal Offishall and get his take on how he handles that very situation. We also check in on how Kardi and his family are managing through COVID-19 and get a sense from him how important he feels teaching our kids about the hoods we come from really is. This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe at www.flydadgear.com and take advantage of a BIG pre-launch sale. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#115: Spankonia

#115: Spankonia

2020-11-1057:52

Remember before you were a Dad how much attention you paid to being fly? The Father Hoods talk about what fashion was like for them pre-fatherhood and how much care they now put into having their offspring be fly. DJ EFN shares a tough moment he had putting his daughter in timeout. He also shares a funny thing his daughter does to exclude her baby brother from the family. We give EFN a few tips he can try to see if his daughter will come around. P.S. We got some dope fan love from Father Hoods listener and FlyDad Daniel Guerra that we talk about on this episode. Tune in and hear about... 🎤 The extent to which we care about our kids being FLY 🎤 The funny thing DJ EFN's daughter does to exclude her little brother from the family 🎤 Strange disciplining tips by Manny Digital This episode is brought to you by FlyDad. Get ready for the world's best baby bag made exclusively for Dads! To get it first, subscribe at www.flydadgear.com and take advantage of a BIG pre-launch sale. 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#114: Hell Raisers

#114: Hell Raisers

2020-11-0342:49

DJ EFN tells us the latest in how he and his lady are dealing with the jealousy his daughter is feeling toward their newborn son. We also talk about something all parents are struggling with and that is being able to pay full attention when our kids are trying to engage with us.  Manny speaks on a recent experience where he did the difficult thing and ignored his personal devices while taking his kids on a walk.  Spending sufficient time with our kids, while doing what we have to do to get the BAG... HOW SWAY?!?! We discuss our struggles. Tune in and hear about... 🎤 DJ EF's daughter giving him the death stare 🎤 What some of the most successful people do to make the most of their days 🎤 The excuses we Dads end up using that make us feel less of a hustler than our peers 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The United States election cycle is coming to a close. The Father Hoods have been discussing the state of the union behind the scenes and felt compelled to share our thoughts on this special election episode. Tune in and hear... 🎤 What our early voting experiences were like 🎤 The impact election season has had on our kids 🎤 Some of the changes we're expecting to see post election day 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We kicked it with Los Angeles based battle rapper ILL MASCARAS. The homie has spent years putting it down for Spanish rap slaying the competition around the world. This father of 2 broke down how he's been able to manage raising 2 children while keeping his lyrical talent sharp as steel. Tune in and hear... 🎤 How the character ILL MASCARAS came to be 🎤 Why building his rap career affected him being a full time dad to his first born 🎤 The stress we bilingual Dads feel about our kids not picking up another language 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode we sit down with LeFrak City Queens legend, N.O.R.E to talk about what fatherhood means to him. He shares some fun stories and drops some parenting 💎 's for your earholes. We also play a little game with N.O.R.E. to see if he knows which rappers have the most kids. Tune in and hear about... 🎤 Why N.O. feels parents need to let their kids be them (and not like the parents) 🎤 What parents need to understand about having sons 🎤 The ease of being present in the modern age 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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