Bob Dylan’s Grandson, Pablo, Is a Fledgling Rapper

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With Bob Dylan’s grandson, Pablo Dylan, making his rap debut, one fact of life is now clear: lack of vocal melody is genetic.

NewsFeed is clearly kidding. We love Bob Dylan, 70, an iconic rock and folk musician who has crafted classics like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Hurricane.” On the other hand, Pablo, 15, dropped the mixtape 10 Minutes last Thursday, which he rapped in and c0-produced. One song by the young Dylan is available on YouTube, entitled “Top of World,” featuring Darnell Robinson and K-Major. In other words, he’s taken off the training wheels and is arriving on the rap scene “Like a Rolling Stone.”

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Though Pablo cites Eminem’s music as inspiration, he also admires the work of his grandfather, who he says was “the Jay-Z of his time.”

“Everyone around me influences me, and I have learned so much from him [Bob] 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,” Pablo told

Only time will tell if Pablo gets the same fame as his Grandpa Bob. It could happen. After, as the elder Dylan once said, “The times, they are a’changin.'”

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Zachary Cohen is a contributor for TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Zachary_Cohen. You can also continue the discussion on TIME‘s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.