10/28 UPDATE: Captain Murphy has just dropped a deluxe edition version of the album for free download via Twitter. Click the link below for a download with split tracks, instrumentals, artwork, and a hidden track entitled “Innocence 2.” Tonight the mysterious rapper will be making his debut live appearance at the Airliner in Los Angeles. We bet he’s a real life cartoon like Gorillaz…
DUALITY DELUXE http://t.co/1Rhyl5n8
— Captain Murphy (@xCaptainMurphyx) November 29, 2012
So a couple of weeks back Captain Murphy dropped “Immaculation” (featuring Brainfeeder affiliates Azizi Gibson and Jeremiah Jae), promising a mixtape called Duality on November 15th. The day has arrived and now it’s here, with accompanying visuals. It’s got Brainfeeder beats, Madlib-ian vocal samples, Murphy’s often pitch-shifted rhymes, cult imagery, and, well, porn. So what more could you ask for in a mixtape release, really?
The singular identity of Captain Murphy is still pretty shady, perhaps because it’s not one person. As suggested in the long-form video filled with a cultish overtone, Captain Murphy may be a figment or emblem of a greater group with oft-speculated identities like Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator. One thing’s for sure, speculation definitely will not cease and whoever Captain Murphy is remains to be a significant mystery.
Stream it over at Captain Murphy‘s website.
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