VANCOUVER -- A 9-year-old Vancouver boy is set to become a YouTube sensation after composing and performing a rap song to help other kids feel good about themselves.
Austin Frazier has made his piano-teaching grandmother Colleen Tolva extremely proud.
I think that's a special gift, she told KGW. Most people can't do that; it takes a lot of coordination.
Austin's many musical talents are showcased in his new music video. I m the Man, shot by a family friend. Austin composed the song in just 20 minutes.
I just think of something I learned in church and I just start writing about it, he said. And then I finally turn it into a rap song and make it all rhyme.
His grandmother first held him on her lap years ago so he could play piano.
Probably about 4 or 5 he learned a song by Bach, by himself, she said. He's got fast, flexible fingers.
He has composed other rap songs, including one for Black History Month and one about what a blessing his mother is.
KGWReporter Cathy Marshall contributed to this report.