What an adventure this has been. This summer, an amazing track surfaced by Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt that featured a mysterious artist who went by the name of Captain Murphy. Months of speculation and leaked tracks led to his release of Duality, an absolutely insane 35-minute short film for Captain Murphy’s mixtape (which can be watched above), filled with brainwashing techniques, footage of cults, and lots of porn. It’s unlike anything else that has ever come out in the hip-hop world, and the fact that he was the recipient of that much hype with his identity hidden made the story that much more intriguing.
However, yesterday, Captain Murphy released the deluxe edition of the mixtape for free download, which includes extended tracks and the entire album as instrumental. Even if you are not a fan of Captain Murphy’s rhymes, you need to pick this up because of Flying Lotus’ stellar production.
To celebrate the release, Captain Murphy played a $10 show in Los Angeles last night, where a man came out wearing a gold cape. But, when he took off his ski mask, it was revealed that he is–unsurprisingly–Flying Lotus.
Yes, you read that right. CAPTAIN MURPHY is FLYING LOTUS. I think the story behind this entire project is incredibly interesting, and the fact that the music lives up to the hype means this is one that will be talked about for years to come.
In addition, FlyLo also shared the nightmarish video for “Tiny Tortures,” a cut from his news LP, Until the Quiet Comes. It stars Elijah Wood as a one-armed man. Check it out below.