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Posted at 1:55 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Chet Hanks: The son of Tom Hanks is an aspiring rapper. Either that or he's kidding.

By Jen Chaney

Tom Hanks has a son named Colin. But, as noted by Gawker, he also has one named Chet whose fame is rapidly rising online thanks to the release of his new rap song, a riff on both "Black and Yellow" and a Northwestern University-tribute track entitled "White & Purple."

Yes, you read that right. Tom Hanks has a son who is a Northwestern University student and an aspiring hip-hop artist. Some other fun facts about Chet Hanks:

1. His professional rap name is Chet Haze.

2. His film credits include roles in the movies "Bratz" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Surely you remember him from that 2008 summer blockbuster as Student in Library.

3. His Twitter feed reads like a toned-down version of Kanye West's. It's unclear whether that's intentional.

4. According to his Facebook page, his motto in life is: "Keep on Hating, Meanwhile I'm Celebrating."

An e-mail has been sent to his press contact. Here's hoping we actually get to talk to Mr. Hanks -- er, Haze -- and find out more.

By Jen Chaney  | January 12, 2011; 1:55 PM ET
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