Fatt Father


Shabazz Ford (born on February 17, 1980), better known by his stage name Fatt Father, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is a one fourth part of The Fat Killahz (with MarvWon, Bang Belushi and King Gordy) and one half of Twin Towers (with MarvWon).

Fatt Father made his appearance on the Teamstaz debut album Don't Cross The Line (2000, No Tyze Entertainment).

Widely recognized as a core-member of the Detroit hip hop collective Fat Killahz (formed in 2001), Fatt Father 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 hip hop 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 hip hop 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 hip hop heavy-weight.

Fatt Father has also collaborated on records with lyrical all-stars such as Quelle Chris, Kuniva, Denmark Vessey, Guilty Simpson, Sean Price, Black Milk, Bishop Lamont, Roc Marciano, Ro Spit, Elzhi, and more.

Fatts stated Scarface, Notorious B.I.G., Royce Da 5'9", The Temptations and The Fat Killahz as his biggest influence.


Fatt Father - Fatt Father

Fueled By Life Media Group2008

Fatt Father - Fatherly Advice: The Legend Of James Evans Sr.

Fueled By Life Media Group2010
Fatt Father - Fatherhood

Fatt Father - Fatherhood

Fueled By Life Media Group2012

Guest Appearances

  • Runnin' Yo! Mouth

Proof Aka Derty Harry - I Miss The Hip Hop Shop

Iron Fist Records2004
  • Fire (Remix)

Elzhi - The Preface

Fat Beats2008
  • Get Em

Black Milk - Caltroit

Music House2008
  • Get Back

Marv Won - House Shoes Presents: The Way Of The Won

Not On Label2009
  • We Don't Give A Fuck

Trick Trick - Straight Off 7 Mile

Not On Label2009
  • Shirley C

Random Axe - Random Axe

Duck Down2011
  • Detroit 101 (Bonus Track)

Ro Spit - The Glass Ceiling Project

Not On Label2011
  • 14 Emcees

D12 - Return Of The Dozen Vol. 2

Not On Label2011
  • Everything (Modern Family)/Without You

House Shoes - Let It Go

Tres Records2012
  • My Friend

Beyond Physics - Valid & Jmac Are Beyond Physics

Not On Label2013
  • Choices

Jpalm - Kuklinski

Jpalm Productions2014
  • Clout

Nolan The Ninja - The Ill Sh-t

  • Stargazing


Swank Addict Media Group2014
  • Big Top

Nick Speed - D-Cyphered

Speed Of Sound2017


  • Ruby Red Emerald

A Guy Called Kuniva - Midwest Marauders Volume 2

Not On Label2016