Published Aug 14, 2014This fall, production whiz Flying Lotus will return with his long-awaited You're Dead! LP. The album's many guests include Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, but also two appearances from FlyLo's own demented rap alter-ego Captain Murphy. To learn more about the cartoonish rapper, Adult Swim have shared his origin story.
The four-and-a-half-minute cartoon works as a stand-alone clip, and fits well into Adult Swim's canon. There are plenty of colourful scenes, exploding heads, weirdo characters and a pretty rad vintage video game section. It's an excellent watch that already has us hoping for more Captain Murphy cartoons.
Watch "The Birth of Captain Murphy" below. Flying Lotus' You're Dead! arrives on October 7 via Warp.