There’s quite a few young kids of famous celebrities taking a stab at rap careers these days. There’s Tom Hanks’ son Chet Haze, who has received a lot of flack through media coverage (including a brutal/funny lashing at the hands Howard Stern); and now, Bob Dylan’s grandson wants a shot.
The 15-year-old, named Pablo Dylan, tells AllHipHop that his famous grandfather “feels strongly” about his music … and it means a lot to him, especially since he considers Bob Dylan to be the “Jay-Z of his time.”
“I mean, really, my grandfather, I consider him the Jay-Z of his time, and he definitely has a legacy that a lot of people look up to,” Pablo told the site. “He feels strongly about my music and I love him to death.”
So far, Pablo has introduced himself in the hip-hop world through a new mixtape, titled 10 Minutes, which he both produces and raps on.
The aspiring rapper says he’s received 50,000 “views” on the mixtape, and is already back in the studio working on new material. He’s also prepping the release of a new single, featuring Young Money’s Little Chuckee and an artist named Darnell Robinson, which is available on the mixtape.
“This was the first project I ever came out with, and it was meant to show people what I have been working for, and how I really want to differentiate myself from everyone else,” Pablo tells AllHipHop. “This project is all the hard work from being a little kid messing around on the piano up until now.”
Pablo’s father, Jesse, is famous for directing music videos. Most notably, clips for Tom Petty and Lenny Kravitz, and for having directed the Will.I.Am music video for “Yes We Can,” inspired by President Barack Obama’s historic run in 2008.
Pablo Dylan isn’t the only famous kid who has their eyes set on a rap career. Rich Hill, the son of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger, recently signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
He hails from Connecticut, and has been putting out music since, at least, 2009 with the release of his mixtape, Limos Were Cool In The ’90s (Download the mixtape here ).
The 21-year-old will reportedly release an EP, titled Support Your Local Drug Dealer, this fall. He tells XXLMag.com, that his “dad couldn’t be more proud.”
And, then, as previously mentioned, there’s Chet Haze. His real name is Chester Hanks, and is the son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson). He’s a Northwestern college student who is best for his university-inspired take on Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.” His is called “White and Purple,” the colors of his college (Listen to “White & Purple (NW Remix)” here ).