FlyLo Announces Captain Murphy’s Return in 2016

Flying Lotus has been a busy man. Having just last year put out his biggest record yet, You’re Dead!, playing a whole bunch of shows all over the world, taking on a BBC1 Residency earlier this year, and starting mega-group WOKE alongside Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces, one could forgive him for slowing down – but he’s not.

Aside from producing, FlyLo also has his own rap alter-ego, who goes by Captain Murphy. Possibly one of the most mysterious characters in hip-hop (aside from maybe MF Doom), the Cap hasn’t been Flylo’s priority, but it looks like that’s changing. FlyLo released Duality, his Cap. Murphy mixtape back in 2012, he featured on a track in You’re Dead!, and even had an origin story animated via Adult Swim – and now we’re getting more.

In a conversation with a fan via Twitter, FlyLo said to “definitely” expect some Captain Murphy in 2016 – drool.


Hopefully this will also mean some performances by Murphy. Those lucky enough to see FlyLo at the Opera House earlier this year at his Laneway sideshow will fondly remember him stepping out from behind the booth and rapping his own verse on Dead Man’s Tetris. It was amazing, and we can dream that we get to see more stuff like it with these new releases.

Keep it locked here for all news on the Cap and his return.