A Tale of 2 Toms: Sons of Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Hanks Invade Hip-Hop, But Are They Talented?

Tom Hanks' son, Chet Haze

Hip-hop, in its purest form, is the great unifier. It is the scion of jazz, rhythm and blues and poetry and is the nectar of the soul.

Hip-hop belongs to the human race. It speaks to youth, the revolutionary, the forgotten and the disenfranchised and displaced. Listen close enough and you’ll discover that hip-hop leads the conversation of the educated, elite and enlightened as well.

Hip-hop’s hypnotic beats, tales of urban strife and David-versus-Goliath-like comeuppance has no color, no boundaries and no designated coast, hood or block.

That being said, the commercialization of hip-hop is endangering the authenticity of the genre like never before.

Hip-hop is fading because of Twitter “feuds,” manufactured studio catfights, “leaked” sex videos and nude pics, and, now — the lowest of the low — Hollywood kids cashing in on their fathers’ fame.

Tommy Hilfiger's son, Rich Hil

Now, hip-hop purists are rumbling over the latest trend (?) of celebrity kids entering the game.

Tommy Hilfiger’s and Tom Hanks’ sons are making waves in the game, and, rolling out readers, it’s time for a taste test.

Are Rich Hil and Chet Haze talented, or are they getting a little more attention and studio prep time because of their famous fathers?

Here are their videos. Tell us what you think.

Rich Hil

Chet Haze

Zondra Hughes

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out



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