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)

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.

Follow Marquise Francis on Twitter @mKfly