Captain Murphy

Captain Murphy (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) Returns Once Again With “Crowned”

Flying Lotus has spent this year immersing himself in the debauched, directing a short film apparently so gross that barf bags were issued during its premiere.
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

Flying Lotus Gets Kinky on Captain Murphy’s ‘Cosplay’ Single

The Captain's back. So we learned yesterday with the reveal of the cartoon rapper's origin-story video, and today Murphy's return is officially restated with the first new…
Colin Stutz / August 15, 2014

Flying Lotus and Adult Swim Reveal Captain Murphy’s Origin Story

Flying Lotus is on his game right now. With anticipation for his October album, You're Dead!, building via word of features by Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock,…
Colin Stutz / August 14, 2014

Adult Swim’s Next Singles Series: Future, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, More

The 2013 Adult Swim Singles series featured some great tracks from Marnie Stern, Dan Deacon, Run the Jewels, and Metz, and this year's lineup is…
Dan Reilly / June 2, 2014

Flying Lotus (as Captain Murphy) Leads All-Star Rap Roster on Blunted Single ‘Between Villains’

Flying Lotus — both as himself and as his rap alter-ego Captain Murphy — has been a close friend and collaborator of L.A. rap whiz…
Jordan Sargent / August 16, 2013

On ‘Burgundy,’ Earl Sweatshirt Raps Over a Dense, Clanging Pharrell Beat

Earl Sweatshirt has let himself be berated and mocked on wax before, and on the newly leaked, Pharrell-produced "Burgundy" fellow L.A. MC Vince Staples essentially…
Jordan Sargent / August 8, 2013

Jonwayne Reclaims His Family Name on ‘Marion Morrison’ Mixtape

Los Angeles rapper-producer Jonwayne has returned with Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape, a free showcase for the man's considerable skills which also includes cameos from…
Chris Martins / July 31, 2013

Captain Murphy Plays His First New York City Show Tomorrow

Flying Lotus — fresh off a scarily productive number of projects and live appearances — has just added another item on his to-do list. Tomorrow…
Kyle McGovern / April 29, 2013

Watch Captain Murphy’s Very Grimm ‘The Killing Joke’ Video

Captain Murphy, a.k.a. the villainous cartoon rap version of Flying Lotus, has shared a new video for his Batman-referencing Duality mixtape standout "The Killing Joke."
Chris Martins / March 22, 2013

Flying Lotus Test-Drives Moog Sub Phatty With ‘Such a Square’

Those geniuses at Moog Music have crafted a new synthesizer called the Sub Phatty, and they gave one to Los Angeles producer/ Captain Murphy alter…
Daniel Kreps / January 21, 2013

Inside Captain Murphy’s Cartoon Mind: 10 Revelations From Flying Lotus

Since he first appeared on an Adult Swim single with Odd Future prodigy Earl Sweatshirt, the mysterious cartoon rapper known as Captain Murphy has been…
Chris Martins / January 14, 2013

Watch Captain Murphy and Earl Sweatshirt Keep it ‘Between Friends’ at L.A. Gig

Last week, after much speculation as to his true identity, the cartoon rap villain known as Captain Murphy unmasked himself at a Los Angeles show,…
Chris Martins / December 3, 2012

Flying Lotus Is Captain Murphy, Drops ‘Tiny Tortures’ Video Starring Elijah Wood

This morning, Flying Lotus released the Elijah Wood-featuring music video for pensive Until the Quiet Comes track "Tiny Tortures." It's rad and recasts the Wilfred…
Chris Martins / November 29, 2012

Ink Friday: A Brief History of Cartoon Rappers

In honor of a new mixtape from cartoon rap villain Captain Murphy, SPIN traces his animated forebears.
Ken Bachor / November 15, 2012

Captain Murphy, Cartoon Rap Villain, Delivers NSFW ‘Duality’ Short Film as Mixtape

Back in July, we met a mysterious rapper by the name of Captain Murphy, via the Adult Swim Singles Series track "Between Friends," featuring Earl…
Chris Martins / November 15, 2012