Video: Captain Murphy-The Killing Joke

Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus aka Captain Murphy is the current king of hip-hop. Under the moniker of Flying Lotus, he drops beautiful, twisting beats warped under intense bass and instrumentation. As Captain Murphy, as this gem shows, the beauty is still there, but it has caved under a layer of brutality and stoic rapping that is the total ballz. In this particular stunner, samples from Batman, including lines from Liam Neeson, Heath Ledger and Michael Caine’s Alfred, are swapped under a hypnotic double bass and tinkering line. Then Captain Murphy’s voice juts in, and it’s just vicious, snarling lyrics till the song stops. Awesome stuff.

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