On “Bird Box,” CupcakKe makes the obvious double-entendre with the title of Netflix’s hit film of the same name while going about a nimble take on her usual combination of potent pop culture references (to Jussie Smollett and Tyler Perry), biting flexes and quick-witted sexual come-ons.
CupcakKe released two albums last year: Ephorize and Eden. Following the release of Eden last fall, the rapper embarked on a short headlining tour. In January, she was open with her fans about her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts following a troubling tweet that set fans and friends out in search of her and later got her transported to a hospital by local police. She returned soon after with the raunchy and fun “Squidward Nose.”