Lil Ethan is a 6-year-old hip hop artist, and today, he's the subject of our New Music Now interview!
batteryPOP: When did you start rapping?
Lil Ethan: I started rapping & recording when I was 3 years old and now I’m 6. I would sing & rap over Michael Jackson songs Billy Jean & Thriller for fun. When I was turning 3 years old for Halloween I dressed up like Michael Jackson & I danced at the mall and everyone was clapping.
batteryPOP: Where do you get inspiration for your songs?
Lil Ethan: I get inspired by Michael Jackson-- he’s my favorite artist. He sings and dances really good and I like that.
batteryPOP: If you could perform with any musician, who would you pick & what song would you perform?
Lil Ethan: I would pick Michael Jackson & Chris Brown and we would all perform Billy Jean. I like Chris Brown because he dances too and sings about girls & love.
batteryPOP: If you could write a theme song for any cartoon, what would it be?
Lil Ethan: Spongebob Squarepants. I like that cartoon but I’m not sure how the song would go, I’ll make something up.
batteryPOP: What do you like to do when you’re not rapping?
Lil Ethan: I like watching TV & watching movies like Home Alone, Like Mike, The Croods. I like to write and sound out new words to my mom and dad. I learned how to ride my bike last summer so I like doing that with my friends.
batteryPOP: If you could start a band that sang about just one thing, what would you sing & what would you name it?
Lil Ethan: I would sing about love. The name of my band would “The Rock & Socks”. It doesn’t mean anything it’s just a cool name.
batteryPOP: If you were a super hero who would be your sidekick?
Lil Ethan: Iron Man would be my sidekick because he could fly & he would shoot fire from his hands. I’d be like Superman.
Thank you so much to Lil Ethan for answering all our questions, and be sure to check out his kid party anthem, Don't Stop, HERE, on batteryPOP!