As in other artistic domains, rap has started recently to have its own dynasties. We know Jaden and Willow Smith as the most famous in this category but there are other sons and daughters who tried to walk in their famous fathers steps. Check the list below
Lil Eazy-E is Gangsta Rap pioneer Eazy-E‘s older son. He grew up in the same house as his dad who passed away from HIV back in 1995. He tried to start a rap career backed by Daz Dillinger, Snoop Dogg and Timbaland but bad management choices slowed down his path. Now he keeps rapping but he also manages minor artists and Ruthless, the label created by his late father and Jerry Heller, the former NWA’s manager.
Cory Gunz is the son of Peter Gunz from Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz duo well-known by 90’s rap lovers. Despite he is still in YMCMB roster, he is considered as a minor artist in the label. His most viewable release was his feature on Lil Wayne‘s single “6 Foot 7 Foot”. Back in early 200’0’s Cory Gunz was considered as a potential star for the future. He was know for his freestyles and battles.
Hood Surgeon is the stage name of Curtis Young. Did you guess who his daddy is ? Yes we are speaking of Dr. Dre. Curtis is Doctor’s eldest son, he is the child from a relationship Dre had when he was 17 years old. The thing is that Curtis knew about his father when he was 12 years old. Before he found out Curtis already wanted to be a rapper because he was a fan of… NWA.
Romeo and Cymphonique Miller
Known as Lil Romeo when he was younger, Romeo Miller is the son of southern rap icon Master P. He broke the record of the youngest artist to reach the number one spot of the Billboard with his first single “My Baby” when he was 11 years old. He took the record to… Michael Jackson. Then he had many careers as basketball player, clothes designer, contestant of Dancing With The Stars and also actor while keep rapping in the meantime.
His little sister Cymphonique also tried her luck with singing but finally found her way in acting in Nickelodeon’s How To Rock.
Jojo and Diggy Simmons
Jojo and Diggy were under the spotlights early in their lives as they were part of their father’s reality tv show. The sons of Run-DMC’s leader Rev Run have been caught on camera trying to embrace their father’s career. Jojo was the first to try but never released a project. Diggy Simmons released three mixtapes but his beef with J. Cole put his career on hold.