In this episode of “Father Hoods,” Lecrae joins hosts DJ EFN, KGB, and Manny Digital to discuss the importance of personal perspective in music and staying true to oneself in the ever-changing world of Hip Hop. Lecrae shares encounters with Erykah Badu and Lil’ Flip that challenged his preconceived notions. He emphasizes that Hip Hop is about expressing authenticity and individuality, rather than being boxed into specific categories. The hosts also explore parenting strategies, highlighting the transition from authoritative to supportive and controlling approaches as children grow. They stress the significance of mutual respect, control over access rather than actions, and open discussions about potentially negative influences.
The Dads share personal stories, emphasizing vulnerability and transparency in communicating with their children. They also touch on integrating faith into everyday life, exposing children to various religions, and engaging in actions that align with their beliefs.
Finally, they challenge traditional views on swearing, promoting a sense of freedom and cultural understanding. Throughout the conversation, they stress the importance of building relationships with their children and embracing the joys and challenges of parenthood while remaining true to oneself.
You’ll hear about:
0:00 – Introduction to the episode featuring Lecrae
2:15 – Reflections on encounters with Erica Badu and Little Flip challenging preconceived notions
5:30 – Hip hop as a platform for expressing authenticity and individuality
9:45 – The negative impact of being boxed into specific categories in the music industry
12:20 – Nurturing freedom and resisting labels and expectations
15:00 – The speaker’s son’s encounter with Roddy Rich at USC
17:10 – Transitioning from authoritative to supportive and controlling parenting
19:30 – Controlling access rather than actions in parenting
22:10 – The power of vulnerable and transparent conversations between parents and children
25:40 – Embracing emotions and showing humanity in parenting
28:20 – The speaker’s transformative journey embracing faith and spirituality
32:15 – The moral grounding and code of ethics historically present in hip hop
35:00 – Fostering an appreciation for quality music and Hip Hop in children
38:30 – Approaching parenting in different stages and building a relationship with children
41:50 – Guiding children through their choices and discussing potentially negative influences
44:25 – Integrating faith into everyday life and teaching children about world religions
47:10 – Engaging in actions aligned with faith and exposing children to the realities of the world
50:00 – Challenging traditional views on swearing and promoting freedom and cultural understanding
53:30 – Speculations on the future of a specific individual in Hip Hop culture and their potential as a parent
57:00 – Embracing the joys and challenges of parenthood and staying true to oneself
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Yo Father Hoods fam, when you’re out and about with your baby and they start whylin out, what do you do? Most Dads fumble through the traditional baby bag their lady prepped for them trying to find that one thing that will calm the kid down. That doesn’t have to be your life!
Cover Inspiration: Lecrae x Zaytoven