The Rap Up returns with new ones from Captain Murphy, DJ Quik, Juicy J, and more.
Chris Daly asks permission to come aboard, sir You don’t have to enjoy the mind expanding properties of shrubbery to enjoy the music of Flying Lotus or his rapping alter ego, Captain Murphy, but as this clip from Adult Swim proves, it certainly doesn’t hurt. Before the animated short even really begins, we see two […]
Max Bell is not fragile. If you’re reading this, you’ve heard of Jonwayne, the “rap game Sam Beckett,” the “open toed Blowedian.” (see here, here, here, or here). Yesterday, marked the release of Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape, the third tape in the “Cassette Trilogy.” Taking its name from actor John Wayne — his […]
The Top 50 Albums of 2012 December 24, 2012
On a Previous Episode of the Passion of the Weiss: The Top 50 Albums of: 2011; 2010; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 50. House Shoes – Let it Go [Tres] No best album list is complete without something from Detroit. Nowhere else is as no frills and unvarnished. It operates as a palate cleanser to remind […]
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Captain Murphy is slated to reveal himself tonight at the Low End Theory. Here’s who I can tell you it’s not: Captain Crunch, Captain Lou Albano, Dale Murphy. In advance of the set, the Captain has dropped a free download of the deluxe edition of Duality. You can probably dead the Tyler speculation because those […]
No need to rephrase what I said last week. Captain Murphy is the obtuse Quasimoto-like alias of a visual-loving and vision quest-searching LA producer. Said producer may or may not have had a Stones Throw internship at one point and may rep the Brainfeeder imprint like a badge.  That’s just my thoughts. MurphLo told us […]
Influence is unpredictable. During the late 90s and early 00s, common sense and chart placement led you to believe that DMX, Ja Rule, Jay-Z and Eminem would eventually spawn a thousand rappers mimicking their vocal quirks and rhyme schemes. And you would’ve been right. But artistic lineage often takes jagged and unpredictable turns. Some artists […]