From artists like KYLE to D.R.A.M., the intersection of music and gaming is now hotter than ever! Sony Music has just launched their newest imprint, “Lost Rings”: a label that focuses on the bridging of music and the gaming industry. With this launch, 3 new artists have emerged that are reinventing how you interact with both games and music!
Innovative and colorful, BunnyMightGameU is the self-professed Afro Latina gamer of our generation. An avid lover of retro games, cosplay, and—of course—music, BunnyMightGameU is gearing up to be yet another knockout that’ll set both the rap and fandom game on fire! Check out what she had to say about her musical debut and background as a passionate gamer and geeky gal!
Tell us about yourself!
I’m the lead Afro Latina gamer & rapper for this generation.
Tell us a little bit about Lost Rings!
Lost Rings is an imprint of Columbia Records. It is a really cool record label [that is] setting the trend in gaming and geek-related music. Lost Rings proves that you can have this space where gamers and geeks can share their musicianship to the entire world.
How did you become a part of Lost Rings?
I became a member of Lost Rings last summer. It was the label that approached me with an idea that I felt so compelled to become a part of, because it is in the vein of what I have been doing all my life. Being myself (Blerd/gamer) and being musically inclined (recording my own songs that reflect the content that is true to me).
When did you realize you wanted to be a musical artist?
When I was 14/15. I grew up around so many NYC music producers and rap artists. I worked on my own original style, and by the time I was 16 I landed a chance to be featured on the top NYC underground artist rap show, ‘MAD CIPHAS’. Along with myself, artists like Dave East; Immortal Tech; Maino and many more were given this platform to show the rap world what artists were going to be doing for rap culture in the future.
How has your journey as a creative been like so far?
My journey as a creative has been eventful. It’s a big reason why my alias is Bunny Murphy. Anything that can happen does happen and I’m with ALL the shits. My journey has been integral to this ability to ‘roll with the punches’. A mental health journey with obstacles like homelessness, domestic violence, and an NYC hustlers environment, have all become integral to my creative style. I learned to merge my lessons from overcoming these obstacles in order to create content that speaks to my fans.
How did you come up with your stage name?
My nickname was Bunny since real early. Funny thing is, my maternal grandmother collected bunnies and rabbits and my fascination with her collection would result in broken porcelain or crystal Bunny figurines. And I would just get called out for it so much that ‘Bunny’ just kinda stuck.
How would you describe your sound? (music wise)
My music is fun firstly. My life is lived in the realm of being fun and experiencing joy above all things. So, my music reflects my mission to include joy into all aspects—even in the darkest of environments.
Would you describe yourself as a Blerd/Geek of Color? If so, tell us about your experience in the nerd community!
I’m a Blerd and Geek of Color. I have pioneered alongside amazing people who (be the Blerd or nerd) have been integral in my success in this medium. In this community, I am happy to be so supportive and also grateful to be supported in return. It’s a gratifying sense of reciprocal love and support. It’s a beautiful community.
What fandoms are you in?
I’m into comic books, graphic novels, anime, and gaming. I am a big fan of sci-fi as well.
What’s the most exciting thing about being a part of fandom culture right now?
Right now, fandom culture is experiencing such a big push to be at the forefront of media. For me, what’s so exciting is watching how the characters and stories from long ago are transformed and retold with all this amazing new tech! That’s my favorite thing about this part.
Why do you think it’s important to have representation in these communities (fandom, alternative, gamer, etc.), especially in today’s pop culture climate?
The reason why it’s so important to have representation in this community is mainly because of how I grew up. Watching sci-fi films and seeing Sanaa Lathan in Alien vs. Predator; or watching The Matrix and seeing Laurence Fishbourne as Morpheus; and then Jada Pinkett-Smith as well helped me to see that the stereotype would be nonexistent someday. And that geek culture & tech could be cool—even if you’re black/brown. Especially if you’re black or brown.
What are your personal favorite music genres?
I don’t have a favorite genre in music. I love music too much to choose. I grew up listening to everything. Rakim and Slick Rick; Rogers & Hammerstein show tunes; salsa and merengue; reggae and jazz. I am a huge lover of classical music, like The Blue Danube waltz or spa soundscapes by artists like Dean Evenson.
I also love scores and soundtracks for film and video games.
What’s the most exciting thing about being a part of this new imprint of Sony Music?
The most exciting thing about Lost Rings as an imprint of Sony Music is working with a killer team of seriously talented people. They’re so dedicated to making this chapter in music & gaming geek culture as great as it could be, and truly pushing us as musicians to reach our own potential.
It creates a rather motivational ripple effect. I see our fans respond to what we are doing here and they’re going back to the booth in the studio or back to their sketch and illustration work. I see how many people all over are being inspired and reassured by what we are doing at Lost Rings, enough to go back into creating their own wonderful art things!
What are some fun things we should keep an eye out for from you and Lost Rings?
I have a couple of singles being released after Game U. I’m working on representation for us all. Speaking multiple languages and being as incredibly inclusive as possible. What I’m going to do is get all my friends from around the world to join me on showing off our creative flow. Latin America and Asia. My friends in Europe and Africa as well. It’s not just here in the states…fandom is everywhere. I want all my friends to come get some—and I know you all will love it.
How can fans support you?
I’m best supported by way of social media and streaming viewership. If you wanna support my work, definitely just keep doing what you’re doing gamers. I promise to do the same.
When does your album/single/etc. release?
Game U is my first song and it dropped June 21! It’s amazing and will be available on all streaming platforms.
Describe yourself in one word?
I am FEARLESS.
Follow BunnyMightGameU and Lost Rings on the social media channels below! And watch BunnyMightGameU’s first MV “Game U” below!
- Lost Rings: https://www.instagram.com/LostRingsOfficial/
- BunnyMightGameU: https://www.instagram.com/bunnymightgameu/
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