Father Hoods

Father Hoods

www.fatherhoodspod.com
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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/support


#71: Scribble Scrabble (w/ Adam Fu)
Jan 14 • 57 min
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…
#70: Naps, Avoid Tantrum Attacks (w/Paul Wall)
Jan 7 • 58 min
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…
#69: Year 2020 🎉
Dec 31, 2019 • 46 min
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…
#68: Silence Be Still
Dec 24, 2019 • 25 min
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.…
#67: Thr33 Dadz
Dec 17, 2019 • 26 min
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…
#66 - WTF 2019 (w/ guest Rahzel)
Dec 10, 2019 • 59 min
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…
#65: Timeout
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
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…
#64 - Poop Vomit Drool
Nov 26, 2019 • 35 min
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…
#63: Crying or Lying
Nov 19, 2019 • 58 min
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…
#62: Stop Trippin (w/ guest Garcia)
Nov 12, 2019 • 64 min
We kick this episode off with some BREAKING NEWS from DJ EFN! Trust… clicking play will be worth it! Then we get into the topic of affirmations and our thoughts on how we value/implement them with our kids. We then learn about our guest’s, Garcia, family…
#61: LXI (w/ guest Black Seize)
Nov 5, 2019 • 64 min
Is it abnormal for infants to snack non stop? DJ EFN addresses this concern as he’s feeling as though the grubbing might be excessive with his infant. Dr. KGB lends his interesting perspective to the food discussion. That inspires Manny Digital to fess up…
#60: Born To Nap (w/guest Too Short)
Oct 29, 2019 • 56 min
We open this episode revisiting some of the discussions we raised with the infamous Black Moon on episode #59. So if you haven’t heard it, go get some of that in your life. We hone in on the challenges of finding time to create and the responses the Black…
#59: Dad Biz (feat. Black Moon)
Oct 22, 2019 • 55 min
On this episode we attempted something different. We went “semi-live” with it and had our first in studio guests (sort of)! We had the opportunity to kick that Dad Biz with the infamous rap trio known as Black Moon and got some dope stories from them.…
#58: Stop Crying (w/ Tek from Smif-N-Wessun)
Oct 15, 2019 • 56 min
On this eppie the Father Hoods discuss episode 7 of the Starz series Power and try and apply the ending to their own lives. The fellas then welcome in one half of Brooklyn duo Smif-N-Wessun and spit some hot lava bars with rhyme slayer Tek. We learn about…
#57: Tantrums & Playdates w/ Paul a.k.a. Drink Champs Sports
Oct 8, 2019 • 56 min
With the new school year comes new LYING! #KGB kicks things off sharing the fibs that have transpired with his son. Bullying rears its ugly head amongst us again and we get into our thoughts and strategies in how we’re helping our kids navigate. Then our…
#56: FHP Boys w/ TREK6
Oct 1, 2019 • 62 min
On this episode the Father Hoods welcome world renown street artist TREK6 to the program. They talk about the effects of depression and how coping happens. They trade thoughts on play areas in the home and how they’re set up to find a happy medium between…
#55: Please Pay Attention
Sep 24, 2019 • 37 min
On this episode… - Manny Digital recounts his day flying solo with his 3 kids (fully expecting chaos). - KGB introduces a tactic where parents give their kids independence in making key decisions vs commanding them to do things. - DJ EFN breaks down how…
#54: Building Blocks w/ Royce da 5’9”
Sep 17, 2019 • 42 min
On this episode DJ EFN recounts his experience preparing for Hurricane Dorian while now having to consider his child for the first time. We gloss over the presidential stance on climate change and the fear of fake news making its way into our kid’s…
#53: Back To School
Sep 10, 2019 • 56 min
Fresh from a trip to Africa, DJ EFN explains the experience of being far away from his daughter, while filming his upcoming documentary Coming Home: South Africa. Given their non-traditional careers, the Father Hoods ponder… are “traditional” 9-5 jobs the…
#52: The Daddy Chronicles
Sep 3, 2019 • 34 min
Break out the air horns… your Father Hoods podcast is now 1 year old!!! With this being our 52nd consecutive weekly episode we take a trip down memory lane and recount the things we’ve learned in this podcast journey through some of our favorite moments.…
#51: Potty For Me Pleeeeeeease
Aug 27, 2019 • 31 min
The Father Hoods kick off the ep lending their thoughts on the immigration raids that took place a few weeks back. They describe their personal anxieties and try and put themselves in the shoes of the children waiting to be picked up from daycare… only to…
#50: Baby Drama
Aug 20, 2019 • 30 min
On this ep we speak on the tragic mass shootings of El Paso + Dayton and the impact these events have on how we go about our daily lives. We go on to examine our survival strategies if such a catastrophe happened around us. We also wonder how to have the…
#49: Daddy Teach’n Ol Skool Moves w/ Saigon
Aug 13, 2019 • 77 min
On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast find out what circumstances lead to Manny Digital’s daughter being introduced to the skunky smell of weed. That prompts a deeper discussion into the current drug scene and some of our own exposure to drugs back…
#48: Kids And Their Pod Fathers w/ Cookbook (from Felipes Garage Podcast)
Aug 6, 2019 • 55 min
DJ EFN breaks down a frightening experience he had with his daughter right before he flew out to make Drink Champs history with the taping of their Nas episode. Here’s the link. KGB & Manny Digital recall some of their own wild and scary kid moments.…
#47 Parenting with Your Boys feat. Stic Man (from Dead Prez)
Jul 30, 2019 • 67 min
Your boys DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital are back again!! On this episode DJ EFN introduces the 4 stages of raising children according to Tibetan wisdom. We then travel into the “Chore Zone” and the household chores we working with in our households. We’re…
#46: Unfinished Homework
Jul 23, 2019 • 43 min
DJ EFN realizes how fast his daughter is growing and how he’s noticing kids around him hitting crazy growth spurts as well. Manny Digital walks into his daughter’s room to find her and her cousins zombied out watching ASMR (Audio Sensory Meridian…
#45 - Spillmatic w/ Sacha Jenkins
Jul 16, 2019 • 60 min
KGB kicks things off atoning for his poor recall skills when giving us his fatherhood stories. Manny Digital shares his complex convo with his son about gender. Then, the Father Hoods are joined by musician, film director, artist and of course proud dad…
#44 - Are We There Yet?
Jul 9, 2019 • 38 min
After catching a stomach bug KGB talks about the fear his son now has of being sick. We then press DJ EFN to get back on the wheels of steel to put together a Hip Hop lulaby’s mixtape. They continue into godparenting and the incredible work DJ EFN does…
#43 - Education Worth More Than Money
Jul 2, 2019 • 48 min
Have you witnessed your kid getting punked? On this episode, we explore an incident that got the Notorious KGB feeling a way! Then we ask the question… What if your kid was the bully? The homie Vinny Lambino of Revolt TV stops thru to share his fatherhood…
#42 - Father Hoods Forever
Jun 25, 2019 • 48 min
KGB opens up this episode addressing his concern with lies his son has started telling. That kicks off a discussion on exploring the various circumstances the Father Hoods have experienced in the pursuit of trusting their children. That leads to emotional…
#41 - Beats Rhymes & Diapers w/ Wes Jackson (BK Hip Hop Festival)
Jun 18, 2019 • 62 min
DJ EFN asks what he should expect when the terrible 2’s invade and whether or not they should avoid going out to dinner when it hits. Manny Digital tells the rest of the Father Hoods about his rough “House Husband” day (hint… it drove him to D’USSÈ).…
#40 - The Father Hoods Show
Jun 11, 2019 • 52 min
On this one KGB’s son is going through food poisoning, and so we discuss the wonders of our sick kids and their shit (a.k.a. “cookie puss”). Then we get into how we manage and prep for travel with the little ones (and under what circumstances vacations…
#39 - Midnight Munchers w/ E.J. Jackson
Jun 4, 2019 • 60 min
DJ EFN turns a year older which triggers a little discussion on how insignificant we feel birthdays have become for us dads. We flip the convo to an article by the New York Times that talks about how parents can go about “Bully Proofing” their kids. The…
#38 - Ready to Nap w/ Thirstin Howl the 3rd
May 28, 2019 • 60 min
Are we the only ones who’s kids are not following through on their extra curriculars? That’s one of the questions we delve into. DJ EFN runs down what life is like with his newly minted 1 year old. We then get a little into BEYBLADE squads and how…
#37 - Return to the 36 Diapers w/Eto
May 21, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode the Father Hoods do the unthinkable… talk about RELIGION! They discuss their belief systems, how they apply them to raising their kids and more. Then they welcome in Rochester’s own, rhyme spitter, Eto and find out what life is like…
#36 - Potty Training w/ Dru Ha (Duck Down Music)
May 14, 2019 • 74 min
The Father Hoods rap about J.O.S.E. (Jealous Ones Still Envy) as it pertains to their kids. They stumble into the topic of lying children and share tactics they apply in working through this phase of childhood. Then the Hoods are joined by Duck Down Music…
#35: Father Hoods w/ Ebony Underwood
May 7, 2019 • 49 min
The Father Hoods open this episode discussing the situation of their children’s mothers going back to work. They get into the pros and cons and the fun that is Daddy Daycare. Keeping with Mother’s Month, we’re joined by the founder and CEO of…
Episode 34 - The Education of Father Hoods feat. Monie Love
Apr 30, 2019 • 66 min
As we enter into the month of Mothers (a.k.a. May) the Father Hoods wanted to flip the script and talk parenting with moms. On this episode we got to spend some time with Hip Hop icon Monie Love to learn about her motherhood adventures in and around Hip…
Episode 33 - Parental Business feat. Gil Green
Apr 23, 2019 • 63 min
Is guilt a big thing in your household? Do you smoke/drink and feel bad when your kids see you do it? Do you come clean to them if you do consume any of these vices? On this episode DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital discuss their views these and more! Plus,…
Episode 32 - Terrible 2s
Apr 16, 2019 • 54 min
We kick this episode off discussing the tragic murder of Ermias Asghedom (a.k.a. Nipsey Hussle). Then we transition to an interesting article where the country of Ecuador is legalizing street gangs and how that is affecting their society. That sets off a…
Episode 31 - The Colic w/ Michael Corleone Blanco (VH1’s Cartel Crew)
Apr 9, 2019 • 55 min
We open this one discussing the offspring of some of Hip Hop’s biggest names and how they’ve evolved as entertainers. That spills into the debate around the Father Hoods grooming their kids to become actors/artists/athletes. We address some of the new…
Episode 30 - Circle Of Dads w/ Crooked I a.k.a. KXNG Crooked
Apr 2, 2019 • 51 min
Still at SXSW the Father Hoods dialogue about the travel woes being felt by DJ EFN and Drink Champs Sports (a.k.a. Paul “Weird Thoughts”) with the grounding of Boeing planes. That catapults them into a “guilty traveling dad” dialogue before they’re joined…
Episode 29 - Count to V
Mar 26, 2019 • 53 min
The Father Hoods setup shop at SXSW and discuss our takes on financial literacy (both for us and our kids). That spills into the uncertainty that looms over us as we rely on the arts to generate income for our families. ⁣_________________________________…
Episode 28 - Fundamentals
Mar 19, 2019 • 52 min
The sudden untimely death of Miami Hip Hop producer, Profile, kicks off a discussion on mortality and the financial instruments we should have to aid our families (if the unthinkable happens). We move into the MOMO challenge craze and give our unsolicited…
Episode 27 - The Great Adventures of the Father Hoods w/ Angie Martinez
Mar 12, 2019 • 68 min
On this episode we discuss (spoiler alert) the Netflix movie “Abducted in Plain Sight.” We then spend some time self analyzing our parenting styles to see if we fall into the category of “Helicopter” parents. Do you vet the family and surroundings of your…
Episode 26 - Down with my Kids w/ Ras Kass
Mar 5, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode KGB raises one of his biggest fears which triggers a deep discussion around the question… What if our kids started messing with drugs? We then welcome to the fatherhood discussion lethal west coast rapper and dad, Ras Kass. He kicks it…
Episode 25 - No Sleep Counting Sheep
Feb 26, 2019 • 47 min
On this episode we open the show answering listener questions. We give our thoughts on how a new step dad should approach co-parenting (a.k.a. parenting alongside separated biological parents). We try to tackle how to reconcile the appreciation of an…
Episode 24 - The Parenting Struggle
Feb 19, 2019 • 61 min
On episode 24 of your favorite hip hop fatherhood podcast we talk about working from home while parenting (and how we handle it). We also take some time to admit some of our fatherly guilt, talk about the differences in philosophy we have with our…
Episode 23 - Play Dates
Feb 12, 2019 • 52 min
On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast we kick off this episode discussing the topic of home schooling. Then we delve into each of the Father Hood’s personal relationships with their dads and how those relationships have affected them. Many more…
Episode 22 - Change Diaper or Get Dirty Trying w/ James Lopez
Feb 5, 2019 • 58 min
On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast we get into dreams/nightmares and how they affect our kids. Which then moves us to ponder when we’d let our kids watch violent/horror flicks. Our guest James Lopez then stops by to tell us all about the…
Episode 21 - Sleepless Ride w/MURS
Jan 29, 2019 • 77 min
On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast we rap about our approach in feeding our kids + the impact we witness sugar having on them. We learn the about the process of adoption from the homie MURS and how his fatherhood journey has been to date. Beats.…
Episode 20 - Pre-School
Jan 22, 2019 • 57 min
The Father Hoods discuss the “whyle out” stage kids go through and whether or not there’s a sense of normalcy behind it. They delve into the LA district school strike and how they feel about substitutes educating their kids. Plus the Hoods go in on guns…
Episode 19 - Pop’s Da Name
Jan 15, 2019 • 67 min
DJ EFN reflects on the new year and how deep into “new father fatigue” he is. They discuss their sick kids and some of the tactics they use to help make them feel better. KGB went abroad with his family for the holidays and breaks down how it went with…
Episode 18 - Twinz w/ Wrekonize
Jan 8, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode the Father Hoods rap about how they cope with their sick kids and some of their frightful experiences. We then move into the twin zone and welcome in our first father of twin kids, ¡Mayday!’s own, Wrekonize. Wrek explains how he was able…
Episode 17 - “Tha Podfather” w/ Chris Morrow
Jan 1, 2019 • 59 min
The Father Hoods dialogue about the significance of Christmas cards, the spirit of Christmas and whether or not Santa exists. They then welcome in the pod father himself, Chris Morrow, to learn about his holiday customs and his experiences raising…
Episode 16 - Underground Kidz w/Bun B
Dec 24, 2018 • 51 min
On this special Christmas eve edition of the Father Hoods Podcast the Father Hoods rap about screen time and get into the internet regulation debate. They then welcome in the Trill O.G., Bun B., to get some sage advice on father & grandfather hood! Beats.…
Episode 15 - Birth Certificate w/ Juan Vidal
Dec 18, 2018 • 59 min
On this episode, DJ EFN has a breakthrough with his daughter and her sleeping situation! The Father Hoods share some of the songs they sing when putting their kids to bed. KGB and Manny Digital discuss the kindergarten crushes their kids seem to be at the…
Episode 14 - 3 Feet High and Growing
Dec 11, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode the Father Hoods talk about their personal lack of a father and the impact that has had on their parenting. They exchange notes on how their own dad styles of parenting compare with that of their children’s mothers. Plus a lot more! Beats.…
Episode 13 - Naughty by Nurture w/ Premium Pete
Dec 4, 2018 • 60 min
The Father Hoods get into heavy conversation about the role nature vs nurture play in the development of our children. They also have fellow podcaster Premium Pete stop by to talk about his “Presence over Presents” movement and what life is like dadding a…
Episode 12 - A Children’s Story w/ Bill Adler
Nov 27, 2018 • 73 min
The Father Hoods dialogue about the complexities of race and ethnicity. They also have Hip Hop historian Bill Adler (a.k.a. ill Badler) drop by to grace the pod with his fatherhood experiences. He lends his wisdom and drops several gems surrounding…
Episode 11 - Rhymes & Pacifiers w/Rob Markman
Nov 20, 2018 • 55 min
The Father Hoods revisit the infamous potty topic, touch on their plans for Halloween and rap with Genius’ Rob Markman about fatherhood + his Write to Dream project. Beats. Rhymes & Diapers. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - http://bit.ly/beafather2yourchild —-…
Episode 10 - Live at the Bouncy Tunnel w/ Cipha Sounds
Nov 13, 2018 • 57 min
The Father Hoods wonder what relaxing weekends used to be like, DJ EFN reconsiders having multiple children and our guest Cipha Sounds shares his fatherhood philosophy, tells us about his own upbringing and even drops some exclusive commentary about what…
Episode 9 - Protect Ya Kidz - 36 Diapers
Nov 6, 2018 • 60 min
The Father Hoods rap some more about the daughter iPhone saga, random shooter drills at school and what language your kid should speak growing up in a multilingual home. Beats. Rhymes & Diapers. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs -…
Episode 8 - 100 Miles and Crawlin’
Oct 30, 2018 • 64 min
The Father Hoods rap about co-sleeping, kids reading, the debate surrounding Manny Digital’s daughter wanting an iPhone and more. Beats. Rhymes & Diapers. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - http://bit.ly/beafather2yourchild —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 7 - Good Dad Gang w/ Termanology
Oct 23, 2018 • 62 min
Listen to fire spitter and general of the #GoodDadGang Termanology chop it up with DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital on this episode of the Fatherhoods. They discuss navigating the changes children go through as they grow. We learn about rapper Term’s…
Episode 6 - Harley Harl’s House of Hits w/ Statik Selektah
Oct 16, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode KGB’s child has a series of meltdowns that almost triggered an emergency podcast. Plus, famed DJ/Producer Statik Selektah drops in to share his fatherly experiences with his daughter. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs -…
Episode 5 - Parents Just Don’t Understand
Oct 9, 2018 • 54 min
The Fatherhoods rap about Webbie publicly shaming his kids and share their personal views on sleep overs. They discuss their kid self defense and the cultural customs they apply when protecting their kids from the evil eye. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs -…
Episode 4 - Licensed To Drool
Oct 2, 2018 • 44 min
The Father Hoods learn about DJ EFN’s daddy/daughter Hip Hop ritual. They discuss their approaches to listening to hip hop around their kids. KGB wonders what MannyDigital and DJ EFN’s POV’s are on their kids pursuing a career in the music biz. Beats,…
Episode 3 - Breast Milk is Chillin’
Sep 25, 2018 • 46 min
The Father Hoods discuss the current state of breast feeding and the impact of being away from your kids when traveling. We also get to hear young #KGB spit some of his favorite RUN DMC raps. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - http://bit.ly/beafather2yourchild…
Episode 2 - Who Got the Poops?
Sep 21, 2018 • 53 min
#KGB goes into how he and his wife kicked off potty training and succeeded to get their son trained up AT 5 MONTHS! Plus, the Father Hoods continue their therapy session on all the joys and pains of Father Hood. ⁣_________________________________ Join the…
Episode 1 - Why Father Hoods?
Sep 17, 2018 • 52 min
The Father Hoods explain the genesis of the “Father Hoods” podcast and introduce you to their lives as Hip Hop dads. s/o Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - http://bit.ly/beafather2yourchild —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fatherhoodspod/message Support…