The enigmatic Captain Murphy, fast becoming the L.A. beat scene’s answer to Keyser Soze, has released another track.
We’ve no idea who Captain Murphy is – we’ve tried anagramming it, and all we’ve come up with is ‘Paunchy Armpit’ – but, if one reputable lead is anything to go by, Murphy is the rapping alias of a Mr. Stephen Ellison, aka Flying Lotus. FlyLo and CapMu are, at the very least, close associates: they were both credited on the Earl Sweatshirt vehicle ‘Between Friends’ .
The pair have now ‘collaborated’ again on a new track, ‘The Killing Joke’. The cut, which samples Michael Caine’s appearance in The Dark Knight, massively nods towards Quasimoto-era Madlib. The gentleman – or, at a push, lady – behind the Murphy moniker is clearly enjoying all the brouhaha; as one memorable lyric goes, “labels try to sign me/Speculating my identity, good luck you’ll never find me”. Well, here’s our wager: listening to the cut, we’re hearing touches of Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator in the verses – might Murphy be, Scream-style, a rotating mask after all? [via Playground]