SHARES NEW SINGLE “BLICKY BOP”
SKINEMAXXX (SIDE A) EP DUE APRIL 5TH VIA LEX RECORDS
Richmond’s Fly Anakin kicks off the new year with the announcement of his Skinemaxxx EP, the first installment of a two-part project in collaboration with Mutant Academy producer Foisey, out April 5th via Lex Records. Accompanying the announcement, Fly Anakin shares the first EP’s lead single “Blicky Bop.” With Foisey’s astral production punctuating a quintessentially technical and melodic Anakin verse, “Blicky Bop” challenges the Richmond rapper to embrace a bolder, eclectic production style that he’s taking into future releases and has become a fan-favorite at Anakin’s live shows over the last year. The single is accompanied by a mind-warping, kaleidoscopic visual directed by Jay Green.
The EP announcement and “Blicky Bop” follow an eventful 2022 which saw Fly Anakin release his debut studio album Frank, which includes the stand-out tracks “Black Be The Source,” “Ghost” and “Sean Price,” and led Pitchfork to describe him as “the single best pure rapper in the scene.” Frank planted Anakin’s flag in the contemporary hip-hop scene as not only a technically-gifted rapper, but as a fully-realized artist and songwriter, and received praise from Rolling Stone, The FADER, Complex, and NPR. The album also landed on Best Album of the Year lists at Bandcamp, HipHopDX, OkayPlayer, Uproxx and more. Most recently, Fly Anakin enlisted Madlib for a remix of the Frank track “No Dough,” which was included on Lex Records’ LEX-XX 20th Anniversary remix series.
Pre-save/order Skinemaxxx (Side A) and listen to “Blicky Bop” above, see full EP details below, and stay tuned for more from Fly Anakin coming soon.
Skinemaxxx (Side A)
April 5th, 2023
2. Blicky Bop
3. Cafeteria (Skit)
4. Sudden Death (Biggest Fan) feat. Big Kahuna OG
5. Outsidigan’s Anthem
6. Bonnet Music
7. Love Song (Grand Marquis Version)
8. Affirmations feat. Pink Siifu
9. After School (Skit)
11. Blizzies With GoQuan
12. Channel 69 (Skit)