Mixtape: Captain Murphy – Duality

Captain Murphy is an interesting artist for a number of reasons.  First of all, in the four months since he seemed to pop out of nowhere onto the rap scene, even in the internet age where everyone knows everything about everyone else, no one has been able to figure out who he actually is.  There have been a bunch of weird speculations of different artists that he might secretly be, but even if he is just a new rapper and not any artist’s secret alias, still no one knows who he is.  Also, Captain Murphy is interesting because of the channels through which he chooses to distribute his music.  In the age of Bandcamp and Soundcloud, Captain Murphy chooses to release music through looped youtube videos for the most part.  Now, he has released his debut mixtape(?) in the form of a 36-minute vimeo video made up of weird datamashed clips embedded on a website with an “.xxx” address (which are usually reserved for porn).  I’m honestly not sure how I feel about his forced air of mystery yet, but if he keeps rapping like he is and getting awesome Fly Lo beats (and I think he is on Duality), then I’ll keep listening.

-TC

LISTEN TO/WATCH “DUALITY”

tccarr14Mixtape: Captain Murphy – Duality