As examples of childhood socialization into cultural patterns of interaction, we’ve previously brought you baby preacher, baby worshipper, and two babies mimicking a conversation. Thanks to Shruti S., we now have another awesome example: a 2-year-old, Khaliyl Iloyi of London, who has learned the cadences of rapping:
Andrew — December 12, 2011
That may be the cutest thing I've ever seen.
Ted Paulson — December 12, 2011
That is an amazing snapshot of how to be a great father. The baby preacher/worshiper seemed to take advantage or place a spiritual emphasis on something that was not there. This video- a beautiful picture of culture, fatherhood, joy, etc. Thanks
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Anonymous — December 12, 2011
Wow, that's really beautiful. I was expecting something adorable and instead there was just SO much affection and joy in that video that I found tears in my eyes.
It was also adorable, and the kid is almost unbearably cute.
PinkWithIndignation — December 12, 2011
Cutest. Socialization. Ever!
Cocojams Jambalayah — December 12, 2011
[I apologize for the length of this comment, but I thought that other readers might be interested in these quotes.]
Yes, the little boy is adorable. Yes, it's great to see fathers interacting with their sons (there are two boys shown in that video).
However, more than the subject of socialization, what interested me was that the father, his older son, and his young rapper son featured in this video are from London. And that started me thinking about the globalization of Hip-Hop culture.
Through Google, I found a website called Translating Hip Hop: http://translatinghiphop.de/
Here's a quote from that site:
Here's a quote from another page on that site:
Laurelav — December 12, 2011
This is great. I too love the interaction between the son and father. I love how the little boy has one hand on his father the whole time. Very sweet.
Anne Sofie Bennetsen — December 12, 2011
The amazing thing about this video is the love and the fuzzyy warm feeling it gives you. It's so clear that these two boys and their father have a deep connection, and truly cares for one another. I love how the little rapping boy lights up in his whole face, because of the positive attention the act is getting him from the daddy. Makes me so happy!
Jessica Franken — December 12, 2011
Just to make it more awesome, his dad AND mom are both rappers and they are in a group together. The explanation text under the video on the YouTube page says he is "rapping like his mother." Can I be in this family?!
Yrro Simyarin — December 12, 2011
That is the cutest video I have ever seen.
What strikes me so much... is just how early you learn body language, hand gestures, rhythm... all the weird little secondary behaviors... talking with your hands, bobbing your head and body to the music, whatever. And it's all ingrained before you're two because you're spending every bit of brainpower trying to mimic your parents and your siblings... it's just so cool.
Unnua — December 13, 2011
Not every baby will be able to do what baby preacher, baby worshiper, baby conversationalists, and baby rapper can do, or at least not as well. These are kids with talent for body language, tone of voice, facial expression, timing, responding to non-verbal cues--in other words, these are kids with charisma. Some of us have never been able to get those things right, no matter how hard we tried.
Queensley6 — November 17, 2012
what a wonderful blessed child
Jon A. Pryor — February 23, 2015
That is an awesome overview of how to be an excellent dad. The child preacher/worshiper seemed to take benefits or position a religious focus on something that was not there. This video- a wonderful image of lifestyle, fatherhood, joy, etc. Thanks
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