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The parent trap

Reacting to rappers' version of fatherhood depicted on TV shows, black dads talk reality

Bryant Hollins, with daughters Jada and Laila, says shows about millionaire fathers such as rappers Rev. Run and Snoop Dogg don't represent the typical African-American family. Bryant Hollins, with daughters Jada and Laila, says shows about millionaire fathers such as rappers Rev. Run and Snoop Dogg don't represent the typical African-American family. (John Bohn/Globe Staff)
By Vanessa E. Jones
Globe Staff / March 3, 2008

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In a recent episode of "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood," the rapper's 10-year-old son, Cordell, and his son's friends play around by fake-slapping one another. Snoop doesn't approve of what they're doing and, as he leaves the room, tells them to stop. The kids don't listen. Instead Cordell becomes slap happy, fake-hitting three friends in a row. One gets up and ... (Full article: 1374 words)

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