In the Black community, fatherhood is a taboo subject. Even though the “absent Black father myth” was recently debunked by the CDC, the notion is still present, especially in the rap community. In Chicago, I constantly hear people judging rappers for their aesthetics, simply because they have children
"How could you rap about this/that & the-third when you have kids? Do you realize what you’re saying/doing? How are they supposed to learn from that” Believe it or not, folks, some of your favorite artists have kids and play no games when it comes to raising and loving them. Regardless of their music, those same trappers you see boulin’ at Reggie’s & Tonic Room til 2am will stay up til 7am taking care of them kids like “Man I know you heard Obama!” In fact, the hustle is just a small piece of their fatherhood puzzle, and is what inspires them to stay active in their kid’s lives. Here are a few daddy-emcees explaining what they love most about fatherhood.
“Watching my son inherit my ways is amazing. I think the fact that I have someone here to carry on our name is one of the best feelings as a father. My son is my reason for going hard. Give him the life he deserves. Just watching him grow into a better me is the top reason overall.”
"Greatest blessing about fatherhood is the chance to raise a light that can help advance the world."
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"What I love most about being a Dad is watching my children's desire to be great."
“Seeing Ava's face each and everyday is the best thing about being a Dad.”