Daniel Day-Lewis is renowned for his cinematic transformations, and now his son is trying out an unexpected role of his own. Eighteen-year-old Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, who goes by Gabe Day, just released his first official rap video.
The child of Day-Lewis and his former girlfriend, actress Isabelle Adjani, this novice rapper appears to have an appreciation for fall colors, based on the video for “Green Auras.” Day, decked out in a backwards cap and backpack, raps about drug culture, life at Sarah Lawrence College and the art of chilling. He proves his ability to rhyme, but the true test of his spitting skills relies on one question: Can he beat Tom Hanks‘s son, Chet Haze, in a Hollywood royalty rap battle?
Rita Wilson and Hanks’s eldest son, Chester – or “Chet” – had a head start, releasing his first video, “Hollywood,” in 2011, followed by 2012’s “Do It Better,” but this doesn’t secure him a win. Since we don’t have Eminem to officiate, it’s up to you to decide. Don’t let your favoritism for these kids’ famous dads stand in the way; this is about letting their flow woo your soul. So which do you prefer, the Robin Thicke-esque sing-rapping of Mr. Haze or the old-school, Bieber-faced beats of Gabe Day?