Producer Russell Simmons (C) and daughters accept the Vanguard Award during the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images for NAACP)
Actor Will Smith (C) poses with Jaden Smith (L) and Willow Smith (R) as they attend ‘The Karate Kid’ film premiere at Le Grand Rex on July 25, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor/rapper Ludacris (R) and daughter Karma Bridges arrive at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at Galen Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for KCA)
Angela Simmons, Joseph Simmons, Jr., Russell Simmons II, Justine Simmons, Daniel Simmons II, Vanessa Simmons and Reverend Run (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Jay-Z and Blue Ivy (IAMCOCOA)
(Percy Miller), right, and son Lil’ Romeo (Percy Miller Jr.) at the Los Angeles Lakers Victory Party hosted by Magic Johnson at the Trousdale. (Photo by Kirby Lee/WireImage)
Lil Ice and Ice-T attend the 2009 Voice Awards at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on October 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
T.I. and family (HelloBeautiful)
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Sons during ‘Spider-Man 3’ US Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival at UA Kaufman Astoria Cinema 14 in Queens, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Snoop Dogg (center) and sons (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage for Backstage Creations)
Kanye West attends the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M global launch event at 5 Beekman on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage for H&M)
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Celebrity dads get a bad wrap much of the time for caring more about their careers than the maturation of their children.
More than any other industry, fathers in hip-hop have a negative stigma, but contrary to the stereotypes there are plenty of upstanding rap industry fathers out there.
These are men who are not only good roles models for their children, but provide the time and attention their children deserve.
These fathers include Will Smith, Ludacris, Rev Run, Master P and many more.
With rapper Kanye West’s first baby on the way, he may be able to learn a few things from the fathers on this list.
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