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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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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
#81: Lots More Time

#81: Lots More Time

2020-03-2452:48

What do you get when...  there's a global pandemic you're working from home the kids are home and you haven't left the crib for a few days?  A so fresh and so clean episode of the Father Hoods!  Find out what coping methods we're applying and how well we're doing with our social distancing. 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
In the latest adventures of the Father Hoods we rap with Brooklyn emcee Ruste Juxx. This proud father of 3, and disciple of the late Sean Price, talks to us about how he managed multiple jobs to care for his kids. He gives us a peek into what it was like being a single father and how the poorly set expectations of his own absentee father served as the catalyst in how he developed his fatherhood style. We all delve into what life is now like pre-lock downs here in the U.S. and what our concerns are. 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
On this episode we welcome in rising Hip Hop star, cast member of Love & Hip Hop New York and newly engaged father of 2... Phresher!  He shares how he became a father while in High School and how he and his now fiancé have been together since the 6th grade. We learn about his decision to choose fatherhood over college football and how the NY board of education helped shape his parenting style. 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
When your kid enters those TERRIBLE TWO's parenting levels up! On this episode DJ EFN asks the rest of the Father Hoods about their experiences dealing with this stage, and gets a few tips to help weather the storm. Break ups suck. Somehow the guys get into talking about split custody of kids and the incredibly difficult situations children are put through when their parents decide to call it quits. Heard the one about the "Doomsday cult mom" and her missing kids? The Father Hoods discuss and go down a rabbit hole the likes you've probably never seen. 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
The lyrical one, Wrekonize, stops by the Father Hoods Podcast to update us on his twin boys, taking a year off from touring and why he started his brand new GTFOH podcast. Rock with us as we explore the internet sensation #RapDadChallenge and try and identify its origins. We also touch on the coronavirus and how serious (or lack thereof) some of us take our public bathroom hygiene. 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
Ever wonder how it is to parent a mega star? On this episode Jacques Webster (a.k.a. Big Jack), the father of Hip Hop icon Travis Scott, chops it up with the Father Hoods to tell us about his child rearing ways. He also touches on the challenges he and his son endured when "Little Jack" (Travis' childhood nickname) decided to quit college and pursue his dreams. Mr. Webster kicks game and talks about his relationship with DJ Premier and how he served as a musical influence to the Gang Starr legend. Check out 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
#75: The Blankie

#75: The Blankie

2020-02-1145:19

Do you proactively give your kids meds when they're sick? Listen in to the Father Hoods as they share their individual thoughts/approaches. Fever, migraines, kids's lack of awareness... oh my! The gang talks about kid illnesses and how they feel about self awareness. When other parents are frantically trying to get their kids under control, do you sympathize with them (or just ignore)? Tune in and hear a related experience DJ EFN had on this episode of the Father Hoods podcast! Check out 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
#74: Co-Sleepers

#74: Co-Sleepers

2020-02-0441:15

On this episode the Father Hoods chop it up about the unfortunate death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. They discuss celebrity and the dangers and insecurities it creates for you and your family. Do your kids call their friend's parents by their first names? We try to understand when things changed and why this seems to be the case with our kids. As DJ EFN approaches the birth of baby #2, he wonders how the rest of the Father Hoods dealt with sibling jealousy.  Much more in store... so don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
#73: Kids That Rock

#73: Kids That Rock

2020-01-2852:55

We open the show revisiting the bullshit "kidnapping" of Karol Sanchez (and how we got caught up in the staged event). Has your child experienced trauma? Listen to the scenario KGB puts us up on with his son and his fear of vomiting.  K also comes with some action items he and his wife are looking to try out to help ease their son's anxiety. Speaking of anxiety, DJ EFN and Manny Digital recount some of their biggest moments of anxiety and how they overcame them.  The Father Hoods explore Tik Tok for a moment and try to make sense of all the fanfare amongst teens and tweens.   Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
On today's episode we discuss when we'd consider having the talk with our young boys about women's menstrual cycles. Then the Father Hoods reminisce about when they became aware of girls around them getting theirs. Are you the parent that always explains away your kids' bad experiences, instead of just listening? On this episode KGB tells about his recent experience with his son along the same lines. Ever blow up on your parents? We touch on how we believe our kids will blow up on us over our parenting styles when they're adults. We also talk about how our parental journeys and personal growth have paved the way for greater understanding/sympathy for our parents. Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
Father Hoods! You ever had the opportunity to take advantage of paternity leave to care for your newly born child/ren? Our guest, Adam Fu fills us in on his delayed pat leave. We get the opportunity to learn about his parenting style and the road he took to go from writing graffiti in the San Francisco bay area to developing jaw dropping art installations in NYC.   DJ EFN updates us on what's been happening lately during BABY WATCH! Tons of tips and advice in this one! Hope you enjoy. Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
The Father Hoods start the show discussing their NYE routines after having kids. How critical are naps for your kids? How serious do you take noise when naps are in session in your house? DJ EFN talks through some of his experiences on the topic. Then Manny Digital admits he sometimes disciplines his children out of embarrassment. The rest of the Father Hoods express their thoughts on that. We then welcome in The People's Champ, Houston's own, rapper/actor Paul Wall to the program. He checks in and shares how he and his wife go about raising their 2 kids. We also get into Paul's personal upbringing, a crazy story surrounding his heroine addicted biological father and some of the unfortunate experiences he and his mother had to go through. Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
#69: Year 2020 🎉

#69: Year 2020 🎉

2019-12-3146:45

As we get ready to bring in the new year, the Father Hoods share some more fatherhood moments on this last episode of 2019! By now you probably heard about the Bronx teenager (Karol Sanchez) who was "taken" from her mom while walking down the street. The guys discuss what took place and kick off a convo about how they'd approach a similar scenario. Brushing teeth? When was it you were able to get your little ones to make it happen? The Father Hoods discuss as DJ EFN is working with his daughter to figure it out. They also give some strong hygiene suggestions to help keep adult stank breath in check! Daycare can be tough... the boys dive into the recent episode Manny Digital experienced with his pre-schooler. Finally, DJ EFN talks about hearing his upcoming child's heartbeat for the first time and all that is transpiring in his world as he and his lady await baby #2. Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
#68: Silence Be Still

#68: Silence Be Still

2019-12-2425:47

What do you do when your child participates in bullying? Do you take their savings and buy stuff for the victim? The Father Hoods discuss on this episode. Would you credit school with preparing you for anything? Interesting dialogue ensues on this topic. Did you know more than your parents growing up? We explore our upbringing and some of the experiences we had with our parents.  These topics and more on this episode of the Father Hoods podcast. Tune In! Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
#67: Thr33 Dadz

#67: Thr33 Dadz

2019-12-1726:56

On this episode DJ EFN shares his vibe when he's home in Miami, but having to be away from his child working a jam packed weekend at Art Basel. EFN goes on to explain the special significance of the orange wristband you may have seen him wear on Drink Champs episodes. DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! It's CONFIRMED DJ EFN and his lady are having a... (tune into this episode to hear what they're having)! Things turn and The Father Hoods spend some time chopping it up about how they view the difficult decision of circumcision. Then DJ EFN recounts some of the experiences in the bush from his soon to be released Hip Hop docu-series "Coming Home: South Africa." Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
Manny Digital shares a recent scare his family faced when his daughter's middle school went into a real deal lock down. He goes into how his daughter reacted and what lessons were learned from this traumatic experience. The fellas then dive into Middle School and compare their middle school days to how life is today for kids between 6th - 8th grade. Then the Godfather of noise, Rahzel, joins the Father Hoods to speak about his fatherhood journey and all that has transpired in this area of his life.  Don't go through fatherhood alone! Check out 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
#65: Timeout

#65: Timeout

2019-12-0328:57

The Father Hoods start the episode this week discussing an excerpt from "Black Panther" / "Frozen II" actor Sterling K. Brown about how fathers express love to their children. DJ EFN shares his child preference as he and his lady expect their next. They also spend some time exploring their paternal anxieties with one another.  Finally... we're happy to announce that the next phase of the Father Hoods Podcast is here! Our new website has launched!  Jump up into www.FatherHoodsPod.com sign up to the mailing list and support the show by copping your very own Father Hoods merch! Don't go through Fatherhood alone! Check out the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! _________________________________ 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
#64 - Poop Vomit Drool

#64 - Poop Vomit Drool

2019-11-2635:02

We kick off a new segment on the show called "Baby Watch" where we check in with DJ EFN to see how things are going for he and his lady during their pregnancy. Let's just say, a lot going on in their world. Then we transition into baby sitters and how we've worked with them given our paranoia and distrust with people. As we drop this episode during the season of giving, we touch on Thanksgiving and the approach we take in enjoying our families during this holiday. Don't go through Fatherhood alone! Check out the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media! _________________________________ 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
#63: Crying or Lying

#63: Crying or Lying

2019-11-1958:52

We start things off discussing recent events with rapper T.I., his visits to the gynecologist with his daughter and the fallout that followed. LADIES! Helps us understand why this became such a big deal. Shoot us a voice note with your comments to fatherhoodspod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you! A discussion then follows regarding the value of children walking away from activities. KGB walks us through his situation with his son wanting to drop Ju Jitsu. Manny Digital recounts how he and his son worked through a similar hurdle. DJ EFN lends his philosophies and hypothesis on how to work through this. On this week's LYING UPDATE... KGB tells the story of a parking lot car accident he had and how he was able to use that experience as a lesson in why NOT to lie. Don't go through Fatherhood alone! Check out the Father Hoods podcast every Tuesday for genuine experiences through the journey of parenting. RATE, REVIEW, SCREEN SHOT and TAG us on social media!  _________________________________ 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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