What could be your greatest ambition in life if your grandfather has been one of the most iconic and influential singers of all time which, in two words, means Bob Dylan?
Three years after releasing his ‘10 Minutes’ debut mixtape, rapper Pablo, Bob Dylan’s grandson, returns with ‘Midnight’, a track from his new album scheduled for release next year.
It is not a big surprise that the 19-year-old rapper has been molded by music, growing up with the obsession of sounds and notes and learning piano and drums, both of which Pablo plays on the new album produced by himself.
Despite receiving support from his grandfather, Pablo Dylan has being trying to mold his own image in the music world, even if he does share familial ties with the legendary singer-songwriter.
In an interview with Rolling Stone Pablo admitted: “Truthfully, I just locked myself in my f****n’ lair, bro. ‘10 Minutes’ wasn’t up to that level of quality that I wanted it to be. It was really important to me to take my time and say, ‘Nothing else matters’ and if this is what I want to do with my life, I’m going to set out to be the best who’s ever done it.’ I’ve made music for 16 hours a day for the last three years. It’s literally my life.”
And referring to ‘Midnight’, he added: “I really tried to get every detail on that song correctly. It’s not really what my album is going to sound like, but it’s very representative of me being 19-years-old, making music and being young and enjoying that experience.”
Though mainly musically inspired by rappers such as Eminem, he takes his grandfather’s advice to heart.
“There’s not an individual I love more, but we do two completely different things and that’s great. I love to have him in my corner because he cares about me and I care about him. He’s the first person to say, ‘Oh Pablo, you’re doing well.’ ‘Thanks, grandpa. It means the world,” Pablo said in the interview.
After having spending years devoted solely to his music, he seems to be ready for his next step forward by making a name for himself.
Check out his newest track and let us know what you think.