Since appearing on Flying Lotus’ “Between Friends” alongside Earl Sweatshirt back in July, Captain Murphy has emerged as hip-hop’s true man of mystery (sorry, DOOM!) We’re still not quite sure who he is exactly—some have hilariously theorized him as a three-man rapper comprised of Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator—but at least we can continue to contemplate to the soundtrack of this brand new jawn, “Immaculation.”
Keeping the Brainfeeder ties in good stead, Murphy delivers more of those dexterous rhymes alongside two of the label’s most notable MCs, Azizi Gibson and Jeremiah Jae, over the intro loop of Ecstasy, Passion & Pain’s “Born To Lose You” (a sample The Alchemist expertly flipped for Mobb Deep’s”The Realest“) to make for an engaging yet perfectly mellow listen.
Captain Murphy was originally scheduled to release his debut project, Duality, today, but it has since been delayed to Nov. 15. Here’s to hoping we’ll know a little more about the man behind the music by then.