Hanks' son puts it bluntly in straight-outta-NU debut
Chester Hanks is known by many names. His friends call him Chet. The media call him “the son of actor Tom Hanks.” This week, he’s officially christened as Chet Haze.
That’s his rap name, now revealed on a track making its rounds online — a song celebrating the wild party life at Northwestern University in Evanston.
The track, “White and Purple,” a remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow,” celebrates the wild nights students spend smoking pot:
I’m livin’ college life
Homie, tell the world it’s mine ...White kicks, purple kushThis is college:hittin’ blunts after hittin’ books
“Any kids really living the college life can relate to it,” Hanks, 21, said in an interview with the NU student newspaper. “I don’t think it’s something that should cause anybody to be angry or offend anyone.”
Hanks’ mom is Rita Wilson, the actor’s second wife. Due to graduate in 2013, he’s a sophomore theater major at NU, where he says he likes to “chill” at the Pi Kappa Alpha frat house.
Before anyone goes tsk-tsk-ing him, however, remember that prior to maturing into one of America’s most respected and level-headed actors, Tom Hanks was introduced to the world by saving his own privates as a cross-dresser (“Bosom Buddies”) and a hard-core party animal (“Bachelor Party”). “I’m not my dad. I am my own person,” Chet Hanks claims, but maybe the rapper doesn’t fall that far from the Forrest, after all.
Thomas Conner, pop music critic