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Audio: Captain Murphy "The Ritual"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.captain-murphy

The Captain Murphy rumor mill, which was kickstarted by this track last week, seems to be revolving around the names of Earl Sweatshirt, Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator --but always to varying degrees. Some say it's just FlyLo (after all, who really knows what his voice sounds like?), others argue that what we're hearing is an obscure, pitch-shifted blend of the Odd Future-duo, while all three of them thrown together in a psychedelic juicemaker seems like another possible option. Whatever technical enchantment might be at work here, we do know that this beat for "The Ritual" is culled from Jay Electronica's "Dear Moleskine". Jay Elect just unleashed the tracklist for his painstakingly-crafted, long-awaited LP, Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) --so how long will it take for Captain Murphy to shed some light on his/their own enigma?