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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is out today on Blu-ray, but most of you kids already got it on Digital HD when it came out August 8. But there’s something we need to talk about…
The Awesome Mix.
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I can’t imagine my life without music. I bring speakers everywhere. I keep one in my bag as part of my everyday carry. I have a speaker I keep in the kitchen for when I’m doing dishes. I even have a speaker I bring outside for when I’m grilling. And I connect to these speakers wherever and whenever I want to make music of my own – through apps or with gadgets. My son loves music too – he goes to bed listening to a streaming station and we’ll oftentimes choose a station while doing homework together.
Most dads love playing with their kids’ toys – especially their musical instruments. Whether dad’s making music with his kids, on his kids, or just with their toys, there are a ton of totally adorbz and LOL-worthy videos out there to enjoy.
Most recently, custom guitar maker Frank Pasquale posted a video of he and a friend doing some Slayer on First Act instruments:
And the world of pink instruments will never be the same.
My interest might be waning in Jay-Z, but I’m still a big Shawn Carter fan.
With today’s release of Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, some critics were hoping to hear the now-43 year old rapper and new father move his music from the streets to the stroller, so to speak.
With Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) spending a lot of time in the last year talking about fatherhood in the media, Magna Carta Holy Grail falls short of the expectation that instead of hearing an album about Jay-Z brushing dirt off his shoulder, we’d be hearing about him wiping off baby spit-up.
Nevertheless, since Jay-Z has been very prominent around the media discussing fatherhood, I’m happy enough knowing the topic’s on his mind.
Marquise Francis of theGrio offers a list of
11 10 of rap music’s “best” dads. “More than any other industry, fathers in hip-hop have a negative stigma,” says Francis, “but contrary to the stereotypes there are plenty of upstanding rap industry fathers out there.”
Spoiler alert, we’re absolutely vetoing Kanye West right now until we get some evidence otherwise.
Remember the dads that sang “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid? Those singing dads are back again with a Christmas ballad sure to warm your heart.
The Life Of Dad crew, along with family and friends, take on Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.