Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there that are tuned in to Sunday. It’s about time that the you got some mother effin’ respect from the Hip-Hop pantheon. I’m not talking about the dads that aren’t really peoples’ dads but they still like to be called daddy, you know like pimps and the such. Was there ever a positive situation surrounding the use of the word daddy when someone wasn’t the actual daddy? Not you deadbeat dads either. Deadbeat dads are the reason we have so many bitchmade niggers up on this piece. Shouts to the real dads who go out into the world and grind for theirs in a way that helps children even outside of their home. That’s the best sign of a good father in my book. Someone that wants all kids to succeed, not just his own seeds. If you have a dad like this make sure that you show that man some effin’ respect today.
I’m gonna give props to a few of the Hip-Hop fathers that I know personally. Their love of their kids and their love of Hip-Hop culture are one in the same. They are creating a world for their seeds by removing the barriers and obstructions that are placed down in front of them. You should try to be like these cats in your own life…
Eskay – This is the hardest working man in show business. You remember him from Nah’Right No Days Off. This man wouldn’t even sleep in order to keep that site poppin’ fresh daily, but he still put his daughter in front of his personal wants. This dudes work ethic is effin’ amazing and that alone keeps him above reproach.
Robbie from UnKut dot com – This is the dude that Noz wishes he could be. Robbie is so Hip-Hop that it’s not even funny. Read some of his interviews with Hip-Hop legends and see how he reminds them of shit from their past as though he were there. But this nigga lives in Australia! Right now he is with his kids even though he and his B.M. don’t live together.
Rafi from Oh Word dot com – You already know that Rafi is my nigga. He and his family are having a Father’s Day bar-be-cue that I wasn’t invited to because I don’t have kids. That makes me want to go and get my girlfriend pregnant so I can have some bar-be-cue. Rafi is another dude that lives this Hip-Hop shit to the fullest. Look out for his website to take a huge leap in content pretty soon.
Combat Jack – This dude first appeared on the internets at ByronCrawford Dot Com and since then he has established himself as a legend within Hip-Hop. As a father I have personally witnessed dude bring his entire brood to Hip-Hop shows and events. Every year this dude gains another kid too because he is Haitian.
Ernie Pannicioli – The author of ‘Who Shot Ya?’ is a good friend of mine and one of Hip-Hop’s first true documentarians. When I tell people to watch out for those new Hip-Hop revisionists that have been put on by the T.I.’s because they know a little slang and have a record collection I got that idea from Ernie who is old enough to have seen the bastardization of rock music that Elvis initiated. Ernie used to read my writing before I had a website and he directed me to create a blog similar to D-Nice and Notes From A Different Kitchen. Ernie is real accessible too and he always has time to build with fellow artists. What you should be doing now is copping his book from Amazon dot com.
Again, I say peace out to all the dads that find themselves here at XXL Mag Dot Com today. I see y’all out there and I appreciate all that you do for this Hip-Hop movement.