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Fatt Father

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo Hip Hop




"10 Questions with Detroit’s Fatt Father"

Those in tune with the underground scene in Detroit will recognize the name Fatt Father. He has worked with hip-hop artists like D12, Elzhi, Black Milk, and Sean Price (just to name a few). On top of killing features Fatt Father has carved out a fan base through his solo releases and group projects with Detroit rap quartet The Fat Killahz alongside King Gordy, Marv Won, and ShimE BangO.

We were lucky enough to land a small question and answer session with him leading up to his new album, Veterans Day. Once again, I would like to extend our thanks to Fatt Father for taking time out of his day to do this! We’re a small blog of fans, and it is definitely appreciated!

If you’ve never listened to his tunes, definitely give them a listen (and check out the interview below)!

EN: Who would you say are your biggest influences musically?

Fatt Father: Notorious BIG, Scarface, Royce da 5’9”, The Fat Killahz, and The Temptations. I listen to soooo many different artists and genres of music, my list could actually go on forever but those are a few of my favorites!

EN: I thought “They Know” was fantastic, can we expect more music like that from you and D.R.U.G.S. Beats on Veteran’s Day? How would you describe the sound of the album?

Fatt Father: It gets even BETTER! “They Know” was actually just a warm-up… It is no where near what we’re bringing on Veterans Day! D.R.U.G.S. Beats is one of the dopest producers out there and he’s “Dr. Dre Approved” [laughs], so you know that he’s a beast. The only way to describe this album is “classic”, and that’s what we we’re shooting for. Veterans Day features The Fat Killahz, Kuniva (of D12), Royce da 5’9”, Elinor Wyn, Chordz Cordero, and many more talented individuals.

EN: I know you’ve worked with a variety of different artists like Black Milk, D12, Guilty Simpson, and more, but do you have a collaboration with another rapper that stands out to you as a personal favorite?

Fatt Father: I would have to say “Grime” from my Fatherhood album because it features Guilty Simpson, Sean Price (Rest in Peace), and Roc Marciano. These are 3 emcees that I respect and look up to, so whenever I hear the song it feels like I’m the little brother that finally got the chance to hang out with my big bros and we all did our thing!

EN: Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?

Fatt Father: Scarface! I just feel like Scarface is never afraid to put his heart on the track and I’m the exact same way so I believe that we could create some AMAZING MUSIC!

EN: Can we expect another Fat Killahz release in the future?

Fatt Father: Good question! [Laughs] I actually don’t know. It would be dope, however, everybody’s occupied with life and individual projects so if time permits, I truly believe that none of us would have a problem with making it happen, but until then we’ll just have to wait and see

EN: On the topic of the Fat Killahz, I have to ask: is King Gordy as wild in person as he comes across on record? He’s always seemed to have that rock-star attitude.

Fatt Father: He is absolutely insane but he’s my brother so I’m forced to love him! [Laughs].

EN: Are you and Marv still planning to release music as The Twin Towers? I really enjoyed that Ca’Mon song with Ro Spit when it came out.

Fatt Father: Yes we are! We just have to finish up a few more songs and hopefully it will be released after we both drop our solo projects that we’re wrapping up.

EN: On twitter and in your music you’ve always come across as an incredibly supportive parent. If you could give one piece of advice to all the dads out there, what would it be?

Fatt Father: Take advantage of EVERY moment that you get to spend with your children and NEVER take time for granted!!! I love to see my children smile, so I try to make them happy as much as I possibly can.

EN: I’m a big fan of food, so I thought we could touch on food for a second. What what the most delicious meal you’ve ever eaten?

Fatt Father: I don’t know but I can guarantee that it had bacon on it! Bacon is absolutely amazing and if it was legal to marry it, I would have no problem giving bacon my last name! [Laughs].

EN: One last question: If you had to choose, would you rather eat bacon cheeseburgers or bacon wrapped shrimp for every meal during 2016? I’m a bacon cheeseburger man, personally.

Fatt Father: I would go with the bacon cheeseburger, but I would definitely try to trade in the burger patty for more bacon! [Laughs]

EN: I’d just like to say on behalf of myself and Extraordinary Nobodies, thank you so much for your time. It’s a pleasure to be able to interview you for our site.

Fatt Father: Yo, thanks for reaching out! I appreciate all of the love and support! Check out FattWorld, Veterans Day COMING SOON!!! - Extraordinary Nobodies

"New Music: Fatt Father, “They Know”"

Fatt Father of the world famous Fat Killahz, steps into the new year with a brand new banger titled “They Know” produced by super producer D.R.U.G.S. Beats. While Fatt Father and D.R.U.G.S. Beats put the final touches on their upcoming project “Veterans Day” which features Royce Da 5 9, Kuniva (D12), Nolan The Ninja, and more, they felt that it was necessary to give the people a taste of what they have been cooking up and this appetizer is mighty delicious!!! - Carbon Rose Magazine

"Storytime with Fatt Father Debuts today… It is must see TV!!!"

Detroit’s Hip Hop Heavyweights, The Fat Killahz release a classic cartoon entitled “Storytime with Fatt Father” Episode 1, The And1 Story!! Stop what your doing and check this out. - detroithiphop.com

"Twin Towers (Fatt Father & Marv Won) - Ca'Mon (Feat. Ro Spit)"

Twin Towers (Fatt Father & Marv Won) Present the OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for "Ca'Mon" produced by Silent Riot, and featuring the vocal stylings of fellow Michigan MC, Ro Spit.

Even after creating a masterpiece together, Fatt Father and Marv Won are forced to disclose some disappointing news to Ro Spit that leaves him feeling a certain type of way. Join all three MCs on a journey to take the party where no party has gone before. Stay tuned for more from the Twin Towers….. "September 10th" COMING SOON! - Trill HD

"Fatt Father – Fatherhood [Album]"

Fatt Father’s new LP, Fatherhood, is out now. If you’re unfamiliar with Fatt Father of the Fat Killahz, then you need to know that they’re one of the best groups to come out of Detroit (and that’s saying a lot). Fatherhood boasts features from Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Marv Won, King Gordy, Miz Korona, Moe Dirdee, Invy, Seven Da General & Monica Blaire.

You can purchase Fatherhood from iTunes, Amazon and from his Website, so go check out this album, you wont be disappointed. - Dead End Hip Hop


'Tales Of The Childless Father' (2006)
'Caltroit' -Black Milk & Bishop Lamont (2008)
'You Are The Father' (2008)
'Fatt Father' (2008)
'Christmas With Fatt Father' (2008)
'Fatherly Advice' (2010)
'Shirley C' -Random Axe (2011)
'14 Emcees' -D12 (2011)
'Ruby Red Emerald' -Kuniva (2012)
'Everything (Modern Family)' -House Shoes (2012)
'Fatherhood' (2012)
'Lincoln (Skit)' -Royce da 5'9 (2016)



Widely recognized as a core-member of the Detroit Hiphop collective 'Fat Killahz', Fatt Father (born Shabazz Ford) has built a strong fan base via his work with the group, coupled with his own array of mixtapes and street projects ranging from the classic 'Tales of the Childless Father' to 'Father's Day' on to the well-crafted 'You are the Father' and 'Fatherly Advice'; all of which garnered Fatt Father a lot of support and praise within the underground Hiphop community.

'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?', Fat Killahz debut album, paved the way for Fatt Father - along with his group - to share the stage with such Hiphop royalty as Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Method Man & Redman as well as Detroit's own Royce Da 5'9", Nolan The Ninja, Danny Brown, Slum Village, D12 and Trick-Trick to name but a few.

His debut self-titled album - executive produced by himself alongside Trick Trick - enabled Fatt Father to be recognized as a lyrical force even
without his loyal comrades. Over the years Fatt Father has released soul touching music such as the unforgettable 'My Kids Need A Coat' which not only showcased his lyrical skill but also shined a light on his loyalty to his children. It was his sophomore album, 'Fatherhood', that solidified his figurative and literal place as a Hiphop heavy-weight.

Fatt Father has also collaborated on records with lyrical all-stars such as Quelle Chris, Kuniva, Denmark Vessey, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Bishop Lamont, Roc Marciano, Ro Spit, Elzhi, and more... Fatt Father's consistent grind and devotion to his craft has led him to transcend locally and work with numerous artists around the globe.

All the while Fatt Father has been in the kitchen, warming up the deep fryer, getting ready to serve his next course for hungry listeners and starved Hiphop heads the world over. Get a plate,because if you have been in search of some real Hip Hop, congratulations...YOU FOUND IT!!!

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