Bob Dylan is, of course, a musical legend, who reinvented folk and rock. So you might be surprised to hear that a hip-hop-loving 15-year-old kid with the same last name is rapping and producing up a storm—and is claiming to be related to the iconic Tambourine Man.
Meet Pablo Dylan, who just released a mixtape called "10 Minutes," which has been getting some attention. He says he is in the studio working on releasing even more music now that he's getting noticed. But does he really swim in the same gene pool as the "Blowin' in the Wind" singer? Or is he just using his famous name to sell some tunes?
You'll be surprised to learn that his DNA claim is...
Pablo, who even resembles his legendary grandpa with his sleepy eyes, is the spawn of the iconic singer's son Jesse, a famous music video director who has worked with Lenny Kravitz and the Black Eyed Peas.
And what does the rapping grandkid of Dylan have to say about his family connection?
"I mean, really, my grandfather, I consider him the Jay-Z of his time," Pablo told AllHipHop. "He definitely has a legacy that a lot of people look up to. He feels strongly about my music and I love him to death."
Still, even though he is riding on his grandfather's fame, he wants people to focus on his music, not his family.
"Of course we do two different things, and I don't want poeple to see me for what he has done," added Pablo. "But, what I have done, I mean from a musical and personal standpoint, is definitely influenced by him."
In fact, Pablo raps about gramps in the debut single, "Top of the World" (above):
"I'm a grandson of a man nothin' less than legendary/that's a lotta pressure so I Berry Gordy/I am very Motown/bitch Imma get that crown/while I'm at it I may reinvent sound."
The times—and the lyrics—sure are a changin'.