Just because you're a bad ass musician doesn't mean you can't also be the world's greatest dad ever. There are a lot of artists that prove that, like Jay-Z, Hamilton Leithauser, Chance The Rapper, and the list goes on. In fact, I'm pretty sure that showing their love for their children only ups their street cred. This Sunday, June 18 is Father's Day, so in honor of that, the Baeble Staff has decided to round up our favorite dad moments in the industry.
When Hamilton Leithauser and his daughters appeared on Pitchfork's Over/Under. -Robert Steiner
Hamilton Leithauser is already a likeable guy thanks to his earnest demeanor and charismatic stage presence, so it's honestly no surprise he's also a pretty cool dad. Case in point: His episode of "Over/Under," featuring his two young daughters who easily steal the spotlight from the singer-songwriter (though he seems completely fine with that). Watching them rate things as "Under-weighted" as they excitedly talk over their dad is probably one of the most adorable things you'll see all week, if not all month. The talent must run in the family, because these kids have great comedic timing (i.e. "I love scrambled eggs!"), or at the very least, they're more articulate than Migos.
When Lil Wayne turned up with his favorite little high school graduate. -Josh Han
Everyone knows as you get older you naturally become less fun... Right? Wrong. Especially for Lil Wayne, who seemed to be just as cool as he always is when he turned up with his daughter who just graduated high school. Okay, he wasn't actually dancing, just singing along to the song, but he seemed like a natural.
When Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav played a Baeble show with his baby strapped to his chest. -David Pitz
My favorite dad moment is also a Baeble moment. Bingo! Best of both worlds there. 10 years ago (sigh…) we filmed the spazzy, art punk outfit Les Savy Fav on a solar powered stage on the East River. The show is one of the wildest in our catalogue, and an incredible documentation of what seems like a long-lost age for local, New York bands. And while singer Tim Harrington's antics are well documented throughout the performance (he climbed a van parked next to the stage, he poured an entire Gatorade cooler of water on the front row, yelling, "You won the Super Bowl"), it was bass player Syd Butler (who now plays in Seth Myer's 8G House Band, btw) who really caught our attention, strapping a baby to his chest (yep, it's his), and rolling through the first song w/ the little guy/girl happily bouncing around just above the fret board. It was amazing dad moment! One I highly encourage every dad in band to give a go at least once. Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!
When ScHoolboy Q wore matching pink outfits with his daughter at the Grammys. -Nailah Andre
ScHoolboy Q has never been shy about speaking the difficulties he's faced as a father. His breakout album Oxymoron
was inspired by all the illegal things he did for his daughter Joy, like selling drugs and robbing people to provide for her, but then he realized that this was setting a bad example for her and credits his daughter with being his inspiration for turning his life around. At the Grammys, Q was accompanied by Joy wearing matching pink outfits. He was wearing a bright pink hoodie that read "GIRL POWER" in all caps while Joy wore a very fly all pink Gucci suit with a blue flower bolo tie. ScHoolboy Q said in an interview that he decided to wear the matching outfit to show support for his daughter and women everywhere.
When Chance The Rapper posts anything with his daughter on Instagram in general. -Kelly Kenlon
Anytime Chance posts something on Instagram with his adorable daughter Kensli, my heart melts a little bit. And the caption is always super heartfelt, like "Nothing I'm doing currently would be possible without this girl right here. She's so kind and loving and brilliant and beautiful" and "She is everything I am but better." How can you not smile while looking at this?
When Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus did a duet together on Dancing With The Stars. -Caroline Bojarski
For my favorite musical dad moment, I have to throw it back to this Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus duet on Dancing With The Stars.
Miley has recently moved back to her childhood home in middle Tennessee, and Billy Ray is thrilled to have his daughter back in town. Since the former Disney channel star turned can't-stop-won't-stop rebel is back in the limelight, I think we need to pay homage to this father/daughter duo. And maybe watch a few episodes of Hannah Montana.
When Bob Dylan gave us some of his father's wisdom. (#Dadception) -Jake Holzman
It's hilarious how Bob Dylan just doesn't care about awards. Take this acceptance speech from 1991, in which Jack Nicholson is presenting Dylan with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys, and he looks like he might as well be anywhere else. But more importantly, he uses the opportunity to impart some wisdom from his father… well, not at first, but he gets around to it eventually.
When Jay-Z wrote an entire song dedicated to his daughter Blue Ivy. -Kirsten Spruch
Let's be real, this list would be incomplete without one of the most iconic father/daughter duos in pop music: Jay-Z and Blue Ivy. Beyonce and Jay-Z are basically king and queen of the world, and Blue is our princess, and to make that bond even stronger, Jay wrote an entire song titled "Glory," dedicated to Blue. "Maybe I paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you," he sings on the main hook. We can't wait to see what they put out next once the twins arrive.