When your dad’s a famous movie star, the world is pretty much your oyster. Want to be a famous movie star yourself? Okay, that can be done. Want to be a porn star? Yeah, that works too. How about a rapper? Well, Chet Hanks, the son of Tom, is now boldly paving the way. But Chet, a 20-year-old student at Northwestern University, is ditching his famous surname in favor of something a little more evocative of the drug life he’s living, and is now going by Chet Haze.
His first single, which you can listen to above, is a remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black & Yellow” done out in Northwestern colors, white and purple. It’s pretty much a frat house game of beer pong set to lyrics: “Soon as I hit the keg dudes be getting shook / Start looking for your girl or she’s getting took / ‘Cuz I’m inside / The music’s bumping / Hit the bar, frat star so I’m getting something.” The L.A.-born privileged person describes himself as having “a flow that does California proud, partnered with lyrical intelligence that complements his attendance at Northwestern University.” Because what this world needs is a rap song where the elite college set brag about how great they are.
So far that’s his only single, but Northwestern students better get ready for a whole slew of other remixes. Off the top of my head, I can’t wait for “(Wildcat) Power,” “The Corner (of the Quad)” and “You Ain’t On No Dean’s List.”
And if, for whatever reason, this whole rapping thing doesn’t work out, he also has a burgeoning film career, too. So don’t worry, this rich and famous person’s life is guaranteed to be much better than yours, no matter how awful he is at rapping.