Bob Dylan's the Jay-Z of his time, says rapper grandson
July 25th, 2011
10:29 PM ET

Bob Dylan's the Jay-Z of his time, says rapper grandson

Folk rock legend Bob Dylan’s 15-year-old grandson is getting into the music business for himself on the hip-hop side, according to

Pablo Dylan (son of Jesse Dylan) shows off his skills as a rapper and producer on his new collection, “10 Minutes.” And while their sounds aren’t exactly similar, the youngster can relate to his granddad.

"I consider him the Jay-Z of his time,” the teen says. “Of course, we do two different things and I don't want people to see me for what he has done. But what I have done is definitely influenced by him."

Pablo isn’t the only famous kid on a quest for rap stardom. “Rich Hil,” son of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger, recently signed a record deal with Warner Bros, reports XXL magazine.

The 21-year-old will reportedly release an EP titled “Support Your Local Drug Dealer” this fall. “My dad couldn’t be more proud,” Rich Hil tells XXL.

And then there’s “Chet Haze” (a.k.a. Chester Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson), a Northwestern student and budding rapper known best for his university-inspired take on Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.”

Chet, who made his live debut this summer, has told the Chicago Tribune that his upbringing is not "the typical (background) for a hip-hop artist." But, he goes on, "it's 2011. The nature of hip-hop has changed so much the last few years. Nowadays artists come from all walks of life. Everyone has their own story to tell.”

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    June 22, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
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    June 22, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. soh

    Jay-Z could never compare to Bob Dylan if he tried his entire life. I wonder if Pablo realizes he just publicly insulted his grandfather

    July 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Zac

    I am not agreeing that the comment made by Pablo has any validity at all, but assuming it did, it is backwards anyway, since in its current phrase, it is like an homage to Jay-Z. If it were true, it should have read, "Jay-Z is the Bob Dylan of his time."

    Not sure anyone will ever touch Dylan, though, so even my reparation to the phrasing does not really fix the problem.

    July 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MillieBea

    There is NO comparison. Dylan is a poet. JZ is a hack.

    July 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Norma

    Only a young boy can compare the great Bob Dylan with Jay Z... The difference is huge, Bob Dylan was a revolutionary compose, r/singer, he talked to people's soul... Jay Z is a businessman, who can make simple rappers become stars, and even can make Beyonce look better by the support of a lot of stuff (choir, backup singers, good musicians, ecc) Unbelievable comparison!

    July 27, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. turtlesnot

    my doodoo is way smelly. i musta eaten something gross.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Oxy Morone

    @Boocat everyone has a story be it growing up in the Bronx or in SoHo,the south side of Chicago or Lake Shore Drive.Everybody has a "hood" and has a right to tell their story from the crack house,penthouse,boathouse or outhouse (although I think the government banned those),anyway you get what i'm saying only in America.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. boocat

    It's apparent this kid needs to take a MAJOR COURSE on what his grandfather Bob Dylan really is to the music business and the rest of the world. Bob Dylan deserves much more accolades than a lame comparison to some hip hop star who's a plagiarist.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. fiskenmann

    What waste of sperm!

    July 26, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Peace

    @ fake Gillian Lane, Hi! I'm 1 of Charlie Cracks wh O re friends. Ya know, if you tryed, you could write some rap songs yourself. You have the right idea. Seriously, you could! You got the beat, now change the words, think hard, think long, & next thing ya know, you got a song! Then come back & share w/us! (We're not that bad)Until then, have a good day!

    July 26, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. The Real Gillian Lane

    I don't believe what I'm reading,I made a comment earlier this morning while I was still at work on my lunch hour (grave yard shift).It was on The Snow White site,I just expressed an opinion that I thought that dark haired women would make better characters.It had nothing to do with anything except it's what I remember as a child from seeing the movie on video twenty years ago.I didn't think some one would have stayed up all night posting idiotic filth under my name.I am so sorry to everyone especially you Charlie Crack and thanks you weren't fooled by that bogus chump well have a good all,you to fake@ Gillian Lane.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. charlie crack

    Sure, go get your head examined while out....PAUSE!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Gillian Lane

    Love to sit her n play w iu all day but i got to go charlie the retard

    July 26, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. Gillian Lane

    Charlie crack is a penny crack. charlie crack can lick my crack. Charlie crack is f u**en wack. he plays w his pen!s while sucking his thumb. he put it in his butt while he plays w his nuts..hes a retard and he loves to fart

    July 26, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  16. charlie crack

    Man...if you keep up w/ callin' people derogatory names I'll keep slammin' you back and f****n w/ you. You worthless bed pan!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. charlie crack

    Ummm...real homework takes research....books, computers etc....uh huh...your elementary school mind would'nt know though...bless your heart

    July 26, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. Gillian Lane

    Retarded retarded retarded charlie crack. Am charlie crack the retarded crack head. retarded retarded retarded

    July 26, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  19. Gillian Lane

    I think i seen your blog wh 0 re friends talk like that crack corn charlie. if ur doing homework why r u still on here loser? anyone that buys this cd should be shot."support ur local drug dealer" yea nice !!! just what teens today need. this kid should be shot

    July 26, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  20. charlie crack

    @GillianLane women don't talk like that, so needless to say DUDE you say "retarded" around me....i'd smack you into the next blog w/ those comments...PAUSE!

    July 26, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. charlie crack

    @keisha- you're right...i'm sorry....doin' homework and shouldn't have said anything....i apologize

    July 26, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  22. Gillian Lane

    @charlie crack what kind of retarded name is that? dont u have some n!** er's you have to go wipe and kiss

    July 26, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  23. Keisha

    Why's every body so upset? If you're not working or getting ready for work like me you should be asleep or making love or may even studying if you have school.Not letting trolls get you p*#sed.Everybody have a wonderful day.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  24. charlie crack

    Take your racist comments and go play on Heavy Traffic Ln. "F-"off, USA. Been there? Run sucka, run.....I would save those posts for late at nite too.....scared to come out during the day and say that sh!t? Uh'd get worked.....

    July 26, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  25. Gillian Lane

    I wished it was back in the days where n! g gers used to have to be in their own little space and not with fine white ppl like myself. they smell so bad

    July 26, 2011 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  26. Gillian Lane

    J-z is just a stuid n !g ger that should be lynch.

    July 26, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  27. fernace

    This is funny, but props to Pablo for giving his grand pops respect! @ yeah, you were poking your eye out on the last blog I read, aren't you out of eyes now! Please no more poking....except the feel-good kind, that is:) !!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  28. yeah

    I'm soooo bored that i want to stab myself in the eye!!!!!!

    July 26, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  29. yeah

    These blogs are sooooo boring lately

    July 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  30. alecia

    Oh, theyre just killing time. Too old for an allowance ane their trust funds havent kicked in yet!

    July 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Marny

    Come on Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Hanks sons rappers?Money tight in The Hamptons and Beverly Hills come on guys do something else. I know your rich parents didn't send you to all of those exclusive schools for you to end up working around undesirables.Pablo Dylan do you even know your grandads music at all? Come on the we already have The"Elvis" of rap and that's Em.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Marny

    Oh boy the trolls on this blog hate Jay-Z with a passion,so i'm just gonna sit back and laugh at all of the hilarious and sick comments.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |

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