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It’s a Rap 6.12.14
By Shonassee Shaver
Published June 14, 2014

The music industry is filled with talented Dads, some of the most prominent music artists in the business are not just powerhouses but fathers to sons and daughters.

T.I. the King of Atlanta never fails to a shine light on his music as well as his kids particularly on his hit VH1 “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” where kids Zonnique Pullins, Messiah Harris, Domani Harris, Deyjah Harris, King Harris and Major Harris  are at the forefront of the show.

The Game, star of reality TV show “Marrying The Game” shows a softer side with his with son King Justiceand daughter Cali. The Compton native launched his “Robin Hood Project” for the community late last year and is showing that rappers can be both personable and business-like.  

Rap mogul Diddy has a dynasty of sons to follow in his footsteps. Quincy, Justin and Christian are all carved in the blueprint of the Diddy empire. Let’s not forget his three daughters Chance and twin’s D’Lila and Jessie.

West coast rapper Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion is known for his solid dope lyrics and celebrity, however he is known for his love for children Cordé, Cordell and Cori.

Usher continues to reign as an R&B crooner with his seat on the NBC’s “The Voice” and his newest single “Good Kisser”, when he’s not mentoring upcoming artists and singing he dotes on sons Usher “Cinco” Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond.

Rap icon and Minister Rev. Run has shown the viewers that he is not only a rapper but a family man. Fans got a first look at his family on MTV’s “Run’s House,” starring daughters Vanessa and Angela Simmons who are both fashionistas and socialites in the media. He has three sons, Joseph “Jojo” Simmons Jr., Russell “Russy” Simmons II and Daniel “Diggy” Simmons III.  Later Rev and wife Justine Jones adopted a daughter Miley Justine Simmons.  Vanessa recently gave birth to a baby girl making Run a grandfather. 

Future and fiancé Ciara welcomed a baby boy named Future Zahir Wilburn last month while Jay Z is a proud father of 2 year old Blue Ivy.

Athletic stars tied to the music industry are famous for their fatherhood. Dwyane Wade is a proud father of Zaire Blessing Dwyane, Zion Malachi Airamis and Xavier Zechariah Wade.  LeBron James never fails to Instagram his bond with his two sons LeBron James, Jr. and Bryce Maximus James. Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly paid raptress Nicki Minaj $50,000 to party with daughter Iyanna for her 14th birthday party. The undisputed fighter has three other children Jirah, Zion and Koraun.



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