“She’s deep as a wading pool. She likes mens and mens like her. She’s a bit of a freakaholic. And she keeps her game really tight. Ya know, loosely based on myself… obviously,” admits Cree Summer about her character Foxxy Love from Comedy Central’s short-lived animated series Drawn Together. A long way from her days as Freddie on the hit “A Different World,” Cree is still using all that her mama gave her to conjure a freakey-deakey lovefest of humor and hotness… and oh yeah success. She has voiced over 100 animated characters from Penny in Inspector Gadget to Elmyra Duff in Tiny Toon Adventures to Susie Carmichael on Rugrats and All Grown Up to Princess Kida in Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Yeah, I would say her game is crazy tight!
In 2002 I had a chance to interview Cree and we chatted about her not as successful, but probably just as rewarding music career and about her band of sister friends, who include Lisa Bonet and Esthero, known affectionately as Pirates. It was one of my best and most memorable interviews. Check it:
Today’s she’s Honey Brown, the Seductress of the Seven Seas. Sporting a gray baby tee and low-rider jeans, Honey Brown is sitting on the ledge of her windowsill waiting for my arrival. “Good morning sister,” she shouts with her Jolly Roger flag waving in the warm LA breeze overhead. Last time I saw Honey Brown was back in 1999 at Jones Beach and on that particular day she was promoting her WORK Group release, “Street Fairie,” – opening for her fellow friend and producer Lenny Kravitz. Officially she was Cree Summer, but when she grabbed the skull and crossbone encroached microphone singing, “I need to slide deliciously down to where I hurt the least,” those in the know saw glimpses of Honey Brown shine through. Fast forward one month, the WORK Group closes and the Toronto native is left without a record deal. Depressed, she drops out of sight and doesn’t return phone calls, not even to Lenny…
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