Bob Dylan’s Grandson Pursues Career as a Rapper
“I mean, really, my grandfather, I consider him the Jay-Z of his time, and he definitely has a legacy that a lot of people look up to,” Pablo Dylan tells AllHipHop.com. “He feels strongly about my music and I love him to death.”
Pablo’s career draws further influence from his dad, Jesse Dylan, who is known for directing music videos for a wide array of musical artists, including Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Lenny Kravitz, as well as his film work, for movies like ‘Kicking and Screaming’ (with Will Ferrell) and ‘American Wedding.’
Dylan is about to turn 16 and names ‘The Eminem Show’ by Eminem as an important early influence on his music.
Despite his famous lineage, he wants his music to be judged on its own terms. Having recently released his first mixtape, ’10 Minutes,’ Dylan is proud of his accomplishment. “It was meant to show people what I have been working for, and how I really want to differentiate myself from everyone else,” explains Pablo. “This project is all the hard work from being a little kid messing around on the piano up until now.”
He has a lot of respect for what his grandfather has brought to his world and says, “Everyone around me influences me, and I have learned so much from him just listening to his records, but I hope his music continues to live on through what I continue to do the rest of my life.”