These rappers were flexin' way before they got in the booth
When you think of hip-hop, Tom Hanks isn’t the first name that comes to mind. For his son, Chet Hanks, hip hop seemed like the route to go for a career. So much so that Chet Haze has personally financed his entire music career. While he has yet to make it big in music, Haze seems to find himself on many gossip sites that poke fun at his amateur ways of handling the mic.
Jermaine Dupri made quite a splash in the hip-hop game as the founder of So So Def. The son of former Columbia Records President Michael Mauldin gave up his dancing and rapping career to become a producer and find great new talent. Kriss-Kross was a notable discovery for Dupri, as well as producing tracks for artist like Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, TLC, Usher and Janet Jackson.
With bloodlines like Rev. Run (father) and Russell Simmons (uncle), you’re bound to be successful in hip hop culture. Diggy started rapping at 13 and completely took off. Album after album and a spot on the XXL Freshman List all but solidifies his choice in following his father’s footsteps.