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

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By: / August 15, 2014

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, and Snoop Dogg — not to mention the insane Shintaro Kago-illustrated trailer that dropped yesterday — the Los Angeles electronica guru pulls our attention again today, this time to his animated rapper alter ego Captain Murphy.

With help from his friends and collaborators at Adult Swim, we get an origin story committed to melting your mind. It opens in the wasteland of Val Verde, Los Angeles (the Valley town where the man born Steven Ellison grew up), with a young FlyLo obsessively doodling images of Captain Murphy.

Watch the video at SPIN.com