Fans have a great deal to say about what nepotism has done across the entertainment industry. Whether you became the Karate Kid because you were Will Smith’s adorably talented son Jaden Smith or you made your way on Billboard’s Top 100 list because you have roots at Ludacris‘ label Disturbing the Peace, nepotism is the foundation. Other fans and the artists featured within this gallery might argue that the connections were a great assist, but their talent is what has kept them at the top of their game. Either way, some of the artists included on the list were a surprise to us but it explains a lot.
From today’s leading artists like Coi Leray and Destroy Lonely, there are several talents who were born into the fame. The talent might be found within their DNA.
If you aren’t familiar with the term nepotism, the dictionary would define it as the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives, friends, or associates, especially by giving them jobs. We hear the term more often in the music and film industries where artists and actors are direct descendants of their parents’ talent and investment to the business.
Without their parents vigor throughout the business, maybe certain connections wouldn’t have formed. Comment if you’re for or against nepotism down below.
Check out a gallery of seven rappers with famous parents below:
1. Coi Leray & ChavoSource:tiinley
Their dad is rapper, producer and reality star Benzino.
2. Destroy LonelySource:Destroy Lonely
His dad is rapper and DTP’s music executive I-20.
3. Robb BanksSource:Robb Banks
His dad is famed artist Shaggy.
4. Lil YachtySource:Lil Yachty
Yachty’s dad is notable photographer to the stars Shannon McCollum.
5. Lil TracySource:Lil Tracy
His parents are SWV’s lead singer Coko and rapper and producer Ishmael Butler.
6. Baby TateSource:Baby Tate
Baby Tate’s mom is singer Dionne Farris.
7. Jaden SmithSource:Jaden Smith
Of course, we know Jaden’s dad is actor and artist Will Smith.