This 11-year-old may be the best music critic on the Internet

Rurairi isn’t quite up there with Lester Bangs yet, but his “react” music critic videos are sweeping the Internet. His 37,000 YouTube channel subscribers think he’s adorable–as do performers like Lil Yatchy.

Here’s an example of Rurairi’s work, which focuses on the world of hip-hop.

Here’s his look at post-punk kings Gang of Four.

The kid’s got a future in music criticism, no?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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