Adopting the surrealist imagery of the avant-garde folktronic scene, Bunny Rabbit's devilishly erotic art-raps sent New York hipsters and critics reeling when she debuted Lovers and Crypts in 2007.
The contrast of Bunny Rabbit's innocent-sounding, light voice and her actual lyrics was already a little disturbing, but her producer (and lover) Black Cracker
, the dynamic drive behind this 2 Live Crew
project, provided the eerie soundscapes of dusty electro-crunk and trip-hop that clinched the album together. A Brooklyn native born of Samoan and Mexican descent, Bunny Rabbit (real name Melisa Rincon) never considered herself a musical artist of any type until she became romantically involved with Celena Glenn, an award-winning poetess and educator who doubles as Black Cracker
. A producer and live beatboxer for CocoRosie
encouraged Rincon to record her odd ruminations of a lost bunny rabbit wandering aimlessly through New York. Using Cracker
's connections, Bunny Rabbit affiliated with the Voodoo-EROS imprint, which is co-owned by CocoRosie
sister Bianca Casady. Lovers and Crypts arrived in February 2007. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi