Captain Murphy is Flying Lotus


It looks like another mystery has been solved. We mentioned last night that Captain Murphy would be performing at Low End Theory in LA, and this morning the above picture surfaced online, confirming one of our suspicions and what everyone pretty much expected: the mysterious Captain Murphy was in fact Flying Lotus. Think Quasimoto to Madlib. Captain Murphy tweeted that he was waiting in line with everyone outside, and proceeded to enter with a glittery cape and hood, as per this Instagram pic. Surprisingly, no video footage from this reveal has hit the ‘Net yet, nor has FlyLo given any statement other than the following:


Now that the Captain’s out of the bag, how do you feel? Fulfilled? Let down? Trolled? And also – now what? Will FlyLo continue to play Captain Murphy when he’s in the mood for some trickery? Was this just an experiment in how to build up a faceless character? Or just some madcap fun from a talented individual?


  • AGBeast8

    I feel like he should keep doing what he does with whatever moniker he desires cause i am enjoying the music.

  • fuckflyinglotus


  • edot203

    If this is true and not another trick, I feel like Flying Lotus should’ve stood behind the Captain Murphy moniker. The allure of Murphy was the cartoon character that looked like a cross between Freeway and Rick Ross, not the people behind it. The mystery kept it fun, kept it alive, and kept it on a different level. So much could’ve been done with the Captain Murphy character if its creators stood behind the curtains. Now that the cat’s seemingly out the bag the allure and funness – for lack of a better word – is gone. It doesn’t diminish the music, but it does take away from the experience of listening to something good, creative and not knowing where it came from.

  • Ghostbot

    I was hoping that FlyLo was there as a fake Captain Murphy ala MF DOOM and him sending out impostor Dooms to perform. Who knows?

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