Indigenous 10yo ‘Inkabee’ WA’s next big hip hop sensation

Perth-based Noongar Wongi rapper Ethan Eggington, who goes by ‘Inkabee’ behind the microphone, has released his debut single, Beat The Odds.

The Indigenous 10-year-old, from Kwinana, who could be Australia’s next hip-hop sensation, launched the song through a WA youth music program aimed at developing the stars of the future.

“The Noongar people, we’ve been through very hard times, and we got to beat the odds just to get through those times,” Ethan told 7NEWS.

“I hope to one day travel the world or Australia and perform on a big stage in front of millions of people. . . I ain’t stopping until I make it.”

The up-and-coming star can proudly be heard rapping “too black, too strong” in the track.

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Ethan’s father Josh Eggington — his biggest idol — helped the song come to life.

“I just remember when he talked about the things he wanted to say in his song, wanted to talk about his mob, his family,being young and I just thought this is an incredible concept for a 10 year old,” Mr Eggington said.

‘Beat the Odds’ was recorded in specialist a youth music studio, which aims to help children and teenagers express themselves, run by the City of Kwinana.

Camera IconYoung Indigenous Rapper Inkabee sits down with 7NEWS. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS
Young Indigenous Rapper Inkabee sits down with 7NEWS.
Camera IconYoung Indigenous Rapper Inkabee sits down with 7NEWS. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

Kwinana Beats has already seen 30 young people through its doors this year.

“It gives them a voice, a place to belong, the opportunity to create art that other people just don’t always get the opportunity to do,” Mr Eggington said.

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