This beatboxing baby is really going somewhere

The future of hip-hop’s in good hands. All you other basic babies just got put on notice.


Ikenna Anyoku

Internet Culture

Published Sep 12, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 2:39 pm CDT

Blue Ivy Carter may hold the world record for being the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart with her feature on Jay Z’s “Glory,” but even she would have to admit that baby Natalia’s got some skills. And perfect comedic timing.

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The vine comes from this YouTube video from 2013, called “My BeatBoxing 1 year old niece.”

Her uncle, Yazan Salman, lays down a simple rhythm. Natalia finishes it off with the perfect musical complement.

Salman vines, tweets, and Instagrams under the name iLLyNoiZe. Here’s a photo of the duo together:

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Salman also published baby Natalia’s first beatboxing lesson, at age 5 months:

The future of hip-hop’s in good hands. All you other basic babies just got put on notice.

Photo via MichaelJZealot/Flickr (BY NC ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 12, 2014, 3:11 pm CDT