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Father Hoods

149 EpisodesProduced by DJ EFN, KGB and Manny DigitalWebsite

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 the… read more

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Definition of Parenting feat. Jordan Commandeur

October 19th, 2021


The Father Hoods have been dealing with busy schedules and juggling that thing we always talk about: fatherhood! This week though, we're back in full …

Father of Lucas

October 12th, 2021


Being a father is all about the work: the day in and day out of everyday. It is what we do for our kids and what we do with them. The nuances of how we handle situations with our partners and how we handle ourselves …

Gumball feat. Jumbled

October 5th, 2021


Music is a universal language that everyone can understand and partake in. That’s especially true in this podcast as it is one of the central themes, focusing on hip hop as a starting point in fatherhood with the theme …

Unfamiliar Places

September 28th, 2021


The Father Hoods get the podcast going in an unconventional time and place as Manny Digital is on the road staying at a hotel while DJ EFN is forced to do it in his car as the babies are sleeping! That’s dedication for …

Teddy Bears

September 22nd, 2021


In this episode, it’s just DJ EFN and KGB in the house as Manny Digital is off doing some digital things! It’s a mix of various topics this time as they both discuss everyday things and what's going on in their dad …

Talking Dad S#!%

September 14th, 2021


A big part of Dad Life is being able to support your family financially. This week the Father Hoods chop it up about that Money Talk and discuss …

Certified Dad feat. D'Anthony Ward

September 7th, 2021


How do we know that we’re bringing up our children the right way? The simple answer is by us embodying and living the type of person we want them to be. It’s in how they eventually behave as individuals that showcases …


August 31st, 2021


As Fathers, we have to keep up with the daily tasks that are required of us: to support our family, to be generous with our time and to be present in our kid’s lives. It’s the little things that are usually the most …

The Coparent feat. Natividad "TeeVee" Aguirre

August 24th, 2021


Relationships and Culture are at the very core of family life and this week the Father Hoods discuss that with guest Natividad “Teevee” Aguirre of …

Rep Yo Block

August 17th, 2021


Sleep and rest are very important aspects of our lives. A good night’s sleep and the occasional vacation are much needed in order for us and our families to function properly. This week, the Father Hoods discuss the …

Don't Make Me Say It Again feat. ANKHLEJOHN

August 10th, 2021


Understanding what it takes to raise your kids as a new dad is half the battle won. This week, our guest ANKHLEJOHN does just that by being creative …

Ya Big Baby feat. Tuma Basa

August 3rd, 2021


This week, we bring on Hip-Hop culture boss Tuma Basa who heads up Black Music & Culture at YouTube. You’ll find out what new dad life feels like …

Splashy feat. Mike Smiff

July 27th, 2021


It’s another round of that Dad Talk as we welcome up and coming rapper Mike Smiff from Miami! On this episode it’s just KGB holding it down as Manny …

Tantrums feat. Mic Geronimo

July 20th, 2021


Being a Hip-Hop personality while being a father to three boys is not easy. You’re away on tour and when you’re not, you’re in the studio putting it down.

On this episode, Mic Geronimo shows us how he does it and then …

Peanut Butter Print

July 13th, 2021


As Fathers, our job is to provide for and protect our family. A good provider makes sure their family is well taken care of, even when they’re no longer around to do that. The Father Hoods chop it up on this episode as …

Watch Your Language

July 6th, 2021


It’s summertime and the Father Hoods discuss the activities they each have planned for their families. While, DJ EFN jokes about the stress he is feeling right now with work, Manny Digital worries about his new company, …

Dad's Champ feat. Amin Joseph

June 29th, 2021


We got some good conversations going on this week on the podcast! The Father Hoods get to learn and share some gems about family life and how our actions affect the world our kids live in.

On this episode we welcome in …

Dad Needs Love

June 22nd, 2021


Fatherhood can be a real challenge, especially during the early years when our children are still very young. There’s the lack of sleep, the constant need for attention, the tantrums, the sick days, all while doing our …

#TouchHomeBase feat. The Bad Seed

June 15th, 2021


Being a father to a child that isn't yours, even after you divorce her mother... deep right? We rap with The Bad Seed about his paternal journey and some of the challenges he's faced from within his own family around …

The Footprint Revisited feat. MC Serch

June 8th, 2021


MC Serch jumps on the Father Hoods to break down life as a dad. This Hip Hop icon shares some of the joys, pains and many lessons he's been able to …

Cry Now Laugh Later feat. Deuce22

June 1st, 2021


The prison industrial complex has led to an unimaginable number of fathers locked up behind bars. Our guest today explains how he went away for 23 years and was still able to father his two children. Fellow podcaster …

Super Soaker feat. Knowledge the Pirate

May 25th, 2021


Fatherhood often times transcends the nuclear family. Sometimes you have men who shoulder the responsibility for the whole neighborhood. On this …

Powaful Dads feat. Daniel Isenberg

May 18th, 2021


Juggling a bunch is the norm for us parents. However, can you relate with someone who's in the mix of juggling being a producer, emcee, journalist, marketing professional, author and father?

Our guest Daniel Isenberg …

Cub Sh*t feat. Erotic-D, Evryday Tony & Re:Zen

May 11th, 2021


Are you the type of father that wants your kids following in your career footsteps? Often on this podcast there’s a divide when we talk to artists …

Father Certified

May 4th, 2021


On this episode of the Father Hoods podcast...

🎙 DJ EFN's eldest was showing some dope progress as she started her new part time school routine. …

First Born feat. John Jigg$

April 27th, 2021


Being a girl dad is full of all sorts of joys, but on this episode we get into some of our fears as fathers behind our little girls. You'll hear what …

Because Dads do it like that - feat. Slink Johnson

April 20th, 2021


It takes a man to own up to his responsibilities, especially when that man has 5 kids by 3 mothers. On this episode we welcome in the star of "Black Jesus" actor Slink Johnson and get the real from this O.G. pops.

Get …

The Parental feat. Eddie Gonzalez

April 13th, 2021


Bi-Coastal parenting can be rough. Rougher still when you're dealing with the limitations of COVID-19 and having to coordinate and co-parent with 3 different mothers. On this episode we welcome in Eddie Gonzalez to …

Parent Blueprint

April 6th, 2021


We kick things off recapping some of the major keys we copped in last week's conversation with our homies from the Earn Your Leisure Podcast. If you missed it, you might want to back up and catch that to make sure you …

Fathering Off Xperience feat. Earn Your Leisure

March 30th, 2021


Generational wealth keeps coming up on countless verses all throughout Hip Hop. Fact is, many of us dads aren't all that informed on how to even get started. So we linked up with the professionals from the Earn Your …

Allowance feat. Jerry Ferrara

March 23rd, 2021


So you're a father of a toddler and you're expecting your second. On top of that you're an actor and are on the go quite a bit to earn a living. What goes through the mind of this type of dad? On this episode we kick it …

Preschool feat. Tim Ireland

March 16th, 2021


WARNING! What you're about to hear may jerk a few tears.

Imagine going to the doctor to check your son for some breathing issues and then in a blink you're being rushed to the ER. Once the tests conclude you find out …

Dad's Greatest Hits

March 9th, 2021


On this episode, the Father Hoods catch up on their week in parenting and get into...

🎙Watching Coming To America w/ the kids

🎙Why it's probably a bad idea to feed your kid through a funnel

🎙Our list of Dad goals...and …

Pop Star Life

March 2nd, 2021


If you're like the Father Hoods, when you hear "bullying" you probably tense up and start thinking about what action you're going to take to right …

Daddy's Way feat. Bodega Bamz

February 23rd, 2021


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 …

What the Freak feat. Mike Gee (Jungle Brothers)

February 16th, 2021


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 …


February 9th, 2021


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 …

Watching the Babies feat. Demone Carter

February 2nd, 2021


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 …

The Daddy Movement

January 26th, 2021


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 …

No Rest

January 19th, 2021


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 …

New Born feat. Jasmin Leigh

January 12th, 2021


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 …

Real From the Start feat. Cipha Sounds

January 5th, 2021


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 …

Legacy feat. Steve Rifkind & Sons

December 29th, 2020


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 …

The 365 Days of Being Dad

December 22nd, 2020


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 …

Empire feat. J. Prince (Rap-A-Lot Records)

December 15th, 2020


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 …

So Much Love feat. Mid-Town of Puzzle Life

December 8th, 2020


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 …

Still Growing feat. Goodie Mob

December 1st, 2020


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 …

3 Fathers

November 24th, 2020


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 …

Rhymes and Diapers feat. Kardinal Offishall

November 17th, 2020


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 …

#115: Spankonia

November 10th, 2020

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 …

#114: Hell Raisers

November 3rd, 2020

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 …

#113: Politics **Election Special**

October 29th, 2020

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 …


October 27th, 2020

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 …

#111: The Book Report feat. N.O.R.E.

October 20th, 2020

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 …

#110: Child Care Book feat. MC Eiht

October 13th, 2020

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 …

#109: Father Hoods Worldwide feat. Smoke DZA

October 6th, 2020

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 …

#108: If You're A Father Listen to This

September 29th, 2020

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 …

#107: Make Dads Matter Again feat. Cipha Sounds

September 22nd, 2020

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 …

#106: Legend of Father Hoods

September 15th, 2020

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 …

#105: You're Not My Dad feat. Pounds

September 8th, 2020

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 …

#104: Mister Be a Father To Your Child feat. Edo. G

September 1st, 2020

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 …

#103: Dirty Baby Biz feat. Flee Lord

August 25th, 2020

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 …

#102: FHP Presents Dadsville w/ Director Michael Garcia

August 18th, 2020

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 …

#101: Back on our B.S.

August 11th, 2020

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 …

Father Hoods Number 100

August 4th, 2020

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 …

#99: Unapologetic Dad Trap feat. Open Mike Eagle

July 28th, 2020

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 …

#98: Dad Gets Over feat. Jerry Barrow

July 21st, 2020

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 …

#97: U P B R I N G I N G

July 14th, 2020

Where were you when your child had their first "out of diaper" experience? DJ EFN recently experienced it with his daughter ...and then emotions took over. On another front... there's still plenty of work to do in the …

#96: In Father Hoods We Trust feat. 38 Spesh

July 7th, 2020

When you grow up without a father the assumption is you'll end up repeating the cycle with your own kids. We've shown on the podcast through the many guests we've had that the truth is, we learn from our father's …

#95 Good Kid, M.A.A.D Happy feat. David Cannady

June 30th, 2020

Election season is here!  What in the F is a State Attorney? We're joined by Broward (FL) County State Attorney candidate and recent father, David Cannady. Mr. Cannady educates us on the duties of a state attorney, …

#94: Quarantined Kids feat. R.A. The Rugged Man

June 23rd, 2020

On this episode the Father Hoods kick it with with rapper, screenwriter, film producer/director R.A. The Rugged Man. We learn about his decision to raise his kids abroad.  We tap into his childhood and learn about the …

#93: The Father Hoods Theory

June 16th, 2020

When a brand new baby comes into the household routines are OUT THE WINDOW! DJ EFN, fresh off the birth of his newborn son tells us all about it. He …

#92: Playground w/Skyzoo

June 9th, 2020

Here's some great news... DJ EFN is now a father (again)!!!! We welcome his new baby boy to the clique. Mom, Dad and Baby are doing great! We kick off this episode's Father Hoods convo with Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo. We …

#91: Father

June 3rd, 2020

We're releasing on a Wednesday this week (not on our normal Tuesday) as a symbol of pause and solidarity on Black Out Tuesday with the industries and …

#90: Sleepy Time feat. Infamous (Hip Hop Producer)

May 26th, 2020

On this episode we welcome in Hip Hop producer, Miami native and proud father... Infamous. We jump right in to talk about cartoons and which of them we fatherhoods loved growing up. Of course we get into the comparison …

#89: Dads' Instinctive Travels Thru the Paths of Fatherhood

May 19th, 2020

DJ EFN kicks the episode off with a BABY WATCH update and tells us how things are going as he and his lady await baby #2. He shares his sentiments as he approaches the last days of his daughter being their only child. …

#88: Father Hoods: Ya'll Nasty feat. Cey Adams

May 12th, 2020

Single fathers, listen up!  On this episode we rap with iconic visual artist Cey Adams. While he's most known for designing many of our favorite Hip Hop album covers, he's also a hands on single parent. Tune in and …

#87: Get Off The Phone feat. Ishmael "butterfly" Butler

May 5th, 2020

On this episode of the Father Hoods we break bread with legendary artist Ishmael "butterfly" Butler (formerly of the infamous Digable Planets).  We talk about the release of his latest Shabazz Palaces project "The Don …

#86: Daddy Dysfunction w/ George Spits

April 28th, 2020

We open to the horrible news of the passing of rapper Fred The Godson to COVID-19. We send our condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in …

#85: Fatherhood: A True Story w/Adam22

April 21st, 2020

On this episode we switch things up! We're joined by fellow content creator and soon to be first time dad Adam22, of the popular "No Jumper" podcast. …

#84: Fear of a Brown Diaper feat. Trackstar The DJ

April 14th, 2020

Your Father Hoods are back! This time we're joined by the official tour DJ of infamous rap group Run The Jewel's,  known as Trackstar the DJ. We shoot the breeze and explore what fatherhood has been like for him over …

#83: Dad's Home

April 7th, 2020

On this episode the fellas recount when they went into quarantine. They spend time revisiting when they started taking COVID-19 seriously and how they're working through quarantine with their respective families. The …

#82: Pop... What's the Deal? (w/ Cipha Sounds)

March 31st, 2020

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 …

#81: Lots More Time

March 24th, 2020

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 …

#80: AntiVirus feat. Ruste Juxx

March 17th, 2020

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, …

#79: Boo Hoo feat. Phresher

March 10th, 2020

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 …

#78: Father Hoods Is Tired

March 3rd, 2020

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 …

#77: P.N.B.T. (Please No Back Talk) w/ Wrekonize

February 25th, 2020

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 …

#76: Daddy's World w/ Jacques Webster (Travis Scott's Dad)

February 18th, 2020

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 …

#75: The Blankie

February 11th, 2020

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 …

#74: Co-Sleepers

February 4th, 2020

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 …

#73: Kids That Rock

January 28th, 2020

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 …

#72: Father Hoods (The Podcast)

January 21st, 2020

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 …

#71: Scribble Scrabble (w/ Adam Fu)

January 14th, 2020

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 …

#70: Naps, Avoid Tantrum Attacks (w/Paul Wall)

January 7th, 2020

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 …

#69: Year 2020 🎉

December 31st, 2019

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 …

#68: Silence Be Still

December 24th, 2019

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 …

#67: Thr33 Dadz

December 17th, 2019

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 …

#66 - WTF 2019 (w/ guest Rahzel)

December 10th, 2019

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 …

#65: Timeout

December 3rd, 2019

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 …

#64 - Poop Vomit Drool

November 26th, 2019

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 …

#63: Crying or Lying

November 19th, 2019

We start things off discussing recent events with rapper T.I., his visits to the gynecologist with his daughter and the fallout that followed. …

#62: Stop Trippin (w/ guest Garcia)

November 12th, 2019

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 …

#61: LXI (w/ guest Black Seize)

November 6th, 2019

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. …

#60: Born To Nap (w/guest Too Short)

October 29th, 2019

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 …

#59: Dad Biz (feat. Black Moon)

October 22nd, 2019

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 …

#58: Stop Crying (w/ Tek from Smif-N-Wessun)

October 15th, 2019

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 …

#57: Tantrums & Playdates w/ Paul a.k.a. Drink Champs Sports

October 8th, 2019

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 …

#56: FHP Boys w/ TREK6

October 1st, 2019

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 …

#55: Please Pay Attention

September 24th, 2019

On this episode... - Manny Digital recounts his day flying solo with his 3 kids (fully expecting chaos). - KGB introduces a tactic where parents …

#54: Building Blocks w/ Royce da 5'9"

September 17th, 2019

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 …

#53: Back To School

September 10th, 2019

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 …

#52: The Daddy Chronicles

September 3rd, 2019

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 …

#51: Potty For Me Pleeeeeeease

August 27th, 2019

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 …

#50: Baby Drama

August 20th, 2019

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 …

#49: Daddy Teach'n Ol Skool Moves w/ Saigon

August 13th, 2019

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 …

#48: Kids And Their Pod Fathers w/ Cookbook (from Felipes Garage Podcast)

August 6th, 2019

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 …

#47 Parenting with Your Boys feat. Stic Man (from Dead Prez)

July 30th, 2019

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 …

#46: Unfinished Homework

July 23rd, 2019

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 …

#45 - Spillmatic w/ Sacha Jenkins

July 16th, 2019

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 …

#44 - Are We There Yet?

July 9th, 2019

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 …

#43 - Education Worth More Than Money

July 2nd, 2019

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 …

#42 - Father Hoods Forever

June 25th, 2019

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 …

#41 - Beats Rhymes & Diapers w/ Wes Jackson (BK Hip Hop Festival)

June 18th, 2019

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 …

#40 - The Father Hoods Show

June 11th, 2019

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 …

#39 - Midnight Munchers w/ E.J. Jackson

June 4th, 2019

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 …

#38 - Ready to Nap w/ Thirstin Howl the 3rd

May 28th, 2019

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 …

#37 - Return to the 36 Diapers w/Eto

May 21st, 2019

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, …

#36 - Potty Training w/ Dru Ha (Duck Down Music)

May 14th, 2019

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 …

#35: Father Hoods w/ Ebony Underwood

May 7th, 2019

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 …

Episode 34 - The Education of Father Hoods feat. Monie Love

April 30th, 2019

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 …

Episode 33 - Parental Business feat. Gil Green

April 23rd, 2019

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 …

Episode 32 - Terrible 2s

April 16th, 2019

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 …

Episode 31 - The Colic w/ Michael Corleone Blanco (VH1’s Cartel Crew)

April 9th, 2019

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 …

Episode 30 - Circle Of Dads w/ Crooked I a.k.a. KXNG Crooked

April 2nd, 2019

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 …

Episode 29 - Count to V

March 26th, 2019

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 …

Episode 28 - Fundamentals

March 19th, 2019

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 …

Episode 27 - The Great Adventures of the Father Hoods w/ Angie Martinez

March 12th, 2019

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 …

Episode 26 - Down with my Kids w/ Ras Kass

March 5th, 2019

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 …

Episode 25 - No Sleep Counting Sheep

February 26th, 2019

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. …

Episode 24 - The Parenting Struggle

February 19th, 2019

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 …

Episode 23 - Play Dates

February 12th, 2019

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 …

Episode 22 - Change Diaper or Get Dirty Trying w/ James Lopez

February 5th, 2019

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 …

Episode 21 - Sleepless Ride w/MURS

January 29th, 2019

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 …

Episode 20 - Pre-School

January 22nd, 2019

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 …

Episode 19 - Pop's Da Name

January 15th, 2019

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 …

Episode 18 - Twinz w/ Wrekonize

January 8th, 2019

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 …

Episode 17 - "Tha Podfather" w/ Chris Morrow

January 1st, 2019

The Father Hoods dialogue about the significance of Christmas cards, the spirit of Christmas and whether or not Santa exists. They then welcome in …

Episode 16 - Underground Kidz w/Bun B

December 24th, 2018

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. …
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