Dads have a hard time letting youth slip. Just watch the benches at a park and you’ll see plenty of us posing as if the benches were on the side of a college football game instead of a slide and monkey bars.
Dads clinging to fashion also means we cling to the music of our youth, and that leads to one thing: dads rapping.
The YouTube highlights run the gambit from the Swagger Wagon to a dad freestyling in the delivering room waiting for the birth of his baby. When it comes to Dads, big beats and awkward rhymes go together like socks and sandals.
The latest is called Daddy Skills from Sam D and DJDave. It’s a coming of age tail as one of tha boys expresses his pride that his homie is now a responsible baby daddy.
“Dude, you got daddy skills, when did that happen?
Well, I guess I picked it up while you were busy rappin.”
After the jump, a look at some of the best (worst), and funniest videos with dads rapping about being dads:
Daddy Skills – Sam D and DJDave 1 of 10"I'm on point real quick when the diaper sags
I got the whole changing unit in the diaper bag."
Dad Life – Church On The Move 2 of 10"I look nice, I've got dozens of dollars
That's right, it goes right to my daughters."
Swagger Wagon – Mr & Mrs Sienna 3 of 10"I roll hard in the streets and the cul de sacs
Proud parent of an honor roll student, Jack."
Heeeheee Hooohooo – Sir Charles Mac 4 of 10"Contraction, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout
Breathe in, breathe out"
Stay-At-Home Dad Rap – Jon Lajole 5 of 10"I'm a stay-at-home dad 'cause my wife's at work
I've got a bottle in my hand, and spit-up on my shirt"
Suburban Dad – Heartland Rockford 6 of 10"I make a mean mac and cheese right out of the box
And I don't even care if they have matching socks"
Dad Rap – Jib Jab 7 of 10My mini van's got spinners and a custom grill
It's got 20 million stains where the kids all spilled
Mid Life Rap – Dare 2 Live 8 of 10"I know I ain't no Snoop Doggy Dogg
I'm just a middle aged guy with 2 kids and a job"
The Parent Rap – Bluefish TV 9 of 10"We had a couple shorties, and now we're really flossy
Cause we now we be rollin with our little posse
Fatherhood – Tray Chaney 10 of 10"Givin it my all, still tryin to give more.
I swear I would die for the one I live for."
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Hat tip to Darren Barefoot for the idea