4-year-old drummer has the internet amazed with his skills
A 4-year-old talented boy is taking social media by storm after a video of his incredible skills with the drums went viral. However, LJ has been around for quite some time. The boy is a music prodigy and has already released a music album for kids on streaming platforms.
Justin A. Wilson II, also known as LJ, has already found his passion in life, and he’s only 4-year-old. The adorable boy has nothing to envy to grown up and more experimented drummers, as he can play any song flawlessly and with little to no effort at all.
His talent is innate, and a recent video recorded at the National Association of Music Merchants Show shows how LJ pocketed the audience and other musicians when he took a seat at the drums to warm up before his real performance.
LJ, known as BabyDrummer, stunned everyone who was watching, as he moved his hands with ease following the rhythm and earning cheers and claps from the amazed public. The boy, apparently used to causing an impression, could only smile as he kept going through the beat.
“The fellas let Justin stretch out for a bit!,” said the caption of the clip, shared to LJ’s Instagram, which has earned over 423k reproductions already.
People took over the comment section to praise little LJ and his incredible talent:
“@kristinemccourt: He is absolutely amazing and super cute! Rock on. This totally made my week.”
“@mssvb: I could watch this child all day! Incredible! Much love and blessings sent your way!!”
“@rocqmusiq: Young sir is the future!! Bravo lil brutha.”
According to his official website, LJ started to show an interest in music since he was in the womb. His mother, who is a singer, would tap her fingers on her belly and he would tap back rhythmically, he also moved when she sang to him.
LJ’s father, who is also a musician, made sure to encourage his son’s love for music after he was born. At four months, L could match a pitch, “his mother would sing a note, and he'd sing the same note.”
He started to maintain rhythm with beatboxing at ten months, and three months later, “he was keeping time to songs, banging his spoons at each meal.”
“By 15 months, he was able to identify and mimic unique syncopations and tinker on the piano in the correct key as a song was played. He got his drum set at 18 months and hasn't looked back. His passion for drumming and music is such a joy to experience and watch.”
LJ is headed to success, and he already released his first music material, an album for kids titled "LJ's World."
While LJ is slowly becoming a sensation in the U.S, another boy is making the same but in Russia.
Lyonya Shilovsky, a 3-year-old, surprised spectators at Arnold Katz's New State Concert Hall in Novosibirsk last year, after he played his way through Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld like a professional.
Lyonya navigated through the crescendos and cadences of the challenging score with an ability that many adult musicians are yet to master.