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Pablo Dylan - his flow is dumb, which is nice.
Pablo Dylan - his flow is dumb, which is nice.

Bob Dylan’s grandson joins offspring raging against the machine

Bob Dylan’s 15-year-old grandson has launched a bid to become a rapper. He’s just the latest in a long line of celebrity offspring to put themselves up for public scrutiny.
Jul 26th 2011, 8:30 PM 1,921 4

YOUNG PABLO DYLAN has a very famous lineage – but he’s determined to do it on his own, as a rapper.

We learned this week that the 15 year old’s debut single has appeared online, and The Guardian quotes the artist as saying his grandfather ‘feels strongly’ about his music.  Which way the elder Dylan’s feelings lie on the subject isn’t yet clear.

Pablo is the son of Jesse Dylan, Bob’s eldest child.  Jesse’s best known for directing music videos for Tom Petty, Lenny Kravitz, and Will.I.Am.

According to, Pablo, who produced this release himself, considers old man Dylan to be the ‘Jay-Z of his time’.

You can download Pablo’s hip-hop mix-tape 10 minutes from his website.

Dylan’s ditty outlines some hard times in his life:

Understand I really come from scrutiny/and mutiny/’cos my people turned their back on me.

But he relents and gives his Granda’ the respect he deserves in the next breath:

I’m the grandson of a man nothing less than legendary/ that’s a lot of pressure so I Berry Gordy / I am very Motown b**ch/ I’mma get that crown/ while I’m at it I might reinvent sound.

So he isn’t short on confidence – but can he deliver the goods?  Judge for yourself below with his debut track, Top of the World Ma:

Pablo’s just the latest celebrity to rage against the family machine.  Here’s‘s top ten progeny who’ve defied their famous elders:

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