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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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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.
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!
#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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
Compton's very own MC Eiht joins DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital to chop it up about coming up in Hip Hop while raising his kids. The Father Hoods learn all about Eiht's journey and...  🎙  When MC Eiht chose his son's football game over being a part of Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" video 🎙  Eiht's decision to leave the street life 🎙  Steps we dads take in balancing the use of electronic devices at the crib 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.
On this episode of the Father Hoods we chop it up with NYC lyricist Smoke DZA. He tells DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital about his upbringing and how that has shaped his approach in raising his 3 kids. We get into... 🎙How DZA parents 🎙 When DZA found out his child was autistic 🎙 The double standard of our kids dating 🎙 Leaving generational wealth for our seeds ...and a lot more! 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.
Want to know what real Father Hoods living is like? We open the show with a special guest appearance by baby EFN, and the young homie is not happy! Listen to how his dad navigates recording a podcast while working through his son's discomfort. Remember your first crush? Now, look at your 5, 6, 7 year old and ask yourself... when is it appropriate for my child to have a serious crush? Manny Digital shares his recent experience and asks the Father Hoods' for advice. We also discuss...  - our thoughts are on voting - accidentally hurting our kids and more! Jump in and listen to the fatherhood fun with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital.  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.
Three time Father Hoods podcast guest Cipha Sounds joins the show. He walks us through how he's been doing comedy shows even with the pandemic in full swing. He talks about having had the coronavirus and how his symptoms affected him. We talk about how our kids are starting many of their sentences with "When coronavirus is over..." and all the challenges dads like Ciph are facing being rookie educators. 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.
Unless you've been under a rock you know the west coast is ablaze with intense forest fires. We spend a tick learning what KGB is experiencing these days out in California. We switch gears and discuss a recent IG Live video of a child getting disciplined by her father. Manny Digital shares how his youngest child told him that he'd be a great grandfather to her kids 😳. Then we explore the wonderful world of how to have your kids take your disciplining seriously.  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.
What do you want your kids to remember you as? We touch on this topic with Rochester, NY rapper Pounds. He tells DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital about being a hard working father of 4. We kick it about his love of marijuana and how he DOESN'T want his kids to remember him as the best drug dealer, but as the best rapper. We learn his tactics around discipline and even get some jewels about choice vegan eats we should consider ASAP! We learn about the upcoming Big L biopic where he plays the role of fallen emcee Big Pun and a little about what you can expect from his recently released project There Is No Mafia. 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.
Before we kick off the episode there's an important initiative we wanted to get you familiar with. It's called Operation Underground Railroad. This effort exists to rescue children from sex trafficking all around the globe. Check out the website and raise your awareness. No child should ever be subjected to this insane reality.  Now... this has been a long time coming. On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast we learn what led to the creation of fatherhood anthem "Be a Father to your child." Boston legend Edo. G joins us to talk about that experience and how raising his kids at the different stages of his life has been. We talk about... 🎙 Edo. G's son learned how his dad Moved the Crowd overseas 🎙 Relating to today's music 🎙How major "I Gotta Have It" was 🎙Discipline 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.
Our guest became cool with fallen Queensbridge legend Prodigy over a decade ago. 3 years ago after Prodigy's death, Flee Lord set his sights on establishing himself as a force in Hip Hop. Since then he's been on a project releasing tear, and is on pace to have released 12 projects in 12 months in 2020.   Flee Lord sits with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital to chop it up about his life as a dad, his blueprint in setting his rap career up for success and how he's organizing his activities to have his family not want for anything.  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.
You know the phrase you can do anything if you put your mind to it? Well, on this episode we explore that with music video director Michael Garcia and how he's using his recent MTV Video Music Award nomination as an example for his daughter. Michael breaks down the sacrifices and trials experienced as a separated father trying to make it, while being ever present in his daughter's life.  What's the verdict on that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion joint WAP? The Father Hoods talk about it and try to give a fair assessment. Whether or not they succeeded... that's up to you to decide. Have you voted yet? The VMA's are on the way and our guest, Michael Garcia, has a directorial nomination we need to help bring home the W for! Go vote for Machine Gun Kelley's "Bloody Valentine" for best Alternative video over at http://www.mtv.com/vma/vote/ 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
#101: Back on our B.S.

#101: Back on our B.S.

2020-08-1152:21

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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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