Blockbuster movie star Tom Hanks now has connections to the rap game as his 21 year-old son has shown interest in becoming an aspiring emcee.
Hanks’ son, Chet “Haze” Hanks, has already shown off his lyrical skills by dropping a remix to Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black & Yellow” smash anthem.
Chet Hanks, the 21-year-old son of Tom Hanks, is generating lots of buzz this week after releasing a rap remix of Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” that’s a tribute to Northwestern University, where he’s currently enrolled as a theater major. And he’s trying to do it without banking on his famous surname. The sophomore has been holed up in a Chicago studio recording what he hoped would be not only a contribution to school spirit but a tribute to Northwestern’s nascent party scene (take it from this writer who’s an alum though–state school it’s not). (E! Online)
Haze’s lyrical content on “White & Purple” focuses primarily on college life.
Judging from his Northwestern-centric remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow,” what he’s living is a life of getting “a call from the brothers in the frat house/ I’m with my girl, tryin’ to get up under that blouse/ She a freshman/ She a freak though/ In the bed, but a lady in the street, yo.” Presumably, being the son of the star of “Bosom Buddies” has to aid this situation. (Maybe that’s a bad example.) We’ll spare the toothless jokes about Haze’s skills or lack thereof. He’s an upstart who obviously needs time in the booth before his music could ever begin to be taken seriously. (Los Angeles Times)
Chet promises his journey into hip-hop is serious and not just for recreational purposes.
“Hip-Hop has been something that’s been a big part of my life for a while. It’s something I love and is a passion of mine. It started off just as [me being] a huge fan, you know, listening to a lot of different types of hip-hop. Over time I started developing a passion and inspiration for it that it became something I started to, you know, dabble with, making my own rhymes. And over the years somewhere along the line, it just came to be something that was: this is what I want to do, this is what I want to pursue, this is the career I want.” (Washington Post)
In addition to the remix, Chet reportedly has more music dropping.
On Thursday, a new track by Chet appeared on YouTube called “West Side LA.” Sounding like something close to a slightly less pop-y LFO, the new track inches away from college drama and gives shouts out to his hometown of Los Angeles, with rhymes about more common hip hop themes than the library: girls, money and haters. (New York Daily News)
Check out “White & Purple” down below: