Tom Hanks' son is following the actor's path to stardom, though he's taking a decidedly different route. He's changed his name, and he's rapping.
Chester Hanks, known by the stage name Chet Haze, has slowly been building a rapping career. First, he put out "White and Purple," an ode to his alma mater, Northwestern University. He made the music video "I Do It Better," in which he throws some sunglasses and gold bracelets on and an Ivy League-ish suit and spits such semi-rhymes as "'We hit the floor, you turn it up, we turn it out, we lose control." He also canoodles with a brunette who may or may not have been ripped from the set of "Jersey Shore."
To be fair, Hanks doesn't consider himself the next Eminem. "It's pretty much pop-rap," he told the Huffington Post in 2011. "What I'm trying to do right now is have music that you can hear on the radio, because I'm in a stage where I want to have a good product, a product that will sell, and I want to just push it and push it and push it. So far it's been working."