- Jun 15, 2012
Fly Anakin's debut studio album ‘Frank’ is out March 11th on Lex, and draws influence from the classic R&B and Soul his dad played him as a child, showcasing a gift for songwriting alongside the breathless raps he’s become known for.
Recorded at the same time as ‘FlySiifu’s’, it features Pink Siifu on the DJ Harrison produced ‘Black Be The Source', as well as link ups with another Richmond hero and Anakin mentor Nickelus F, and fellow Mutant Academicians Big Kahuna OG and Henny L.O..
'No Dough’, produced by Madlib, is the first glimpse of the potential in their rumoured collab project. Anakin brings additional beats from Evidence, Jay Versace, Ohbliv, Foisey, Graymatter and Like of Pac Div.
1.Love Song (Come Back) – prod. Foisey
2.Dontbeafraid feat. Henny L.O. – prod. Sycho Sid
3. Sean Price – prod. Evidence 02:52
4. Underdog Theme – prod. Lastnamedavid
5. Kenneth Cole Collections (Skit)
6. WaxPoetic – prod. Ohbliv
7.Black Be The Source feat. Pink Siifu & Billz Egypt – prod. DJ Harrison 03:37
8. Ghost feat. Nickelus F – prod. Like 03:32
9.Class Clown (Interlude) – prod. Foisey
10. Bread (Skit)
11.No Dough – prod. Madlib 01:31
12. Grammy Snubnose – prod. EARDRUM
13. Bad Business (Killswitch) – prod. Fly Anakin
14. Poisonous Primates – prod. Foisey
15. Fly Away (Skit)
16. Telepathic feat. Big Kahuna OG – prod. Lastnamedavid
17. Bag Man
Various Forms Of Streams [Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple, Tidal, etc]
Frank by Fly Anakin
Interview Speaking on The Album with Fader
Fly Anakin didn’t take any shortcuts on the road to Frank. The prolific Richmond, Virginia rapper has shared over 25 projects since 2015. It’s a pace that few other rappers could attempt to keep up with. Frank, his debut studio album for Lex Records, maintains these long-term musical relationships, but brings new names into the fold like the ever-elusive Madlib, who produced “No Dough,” on which Fly Anakin makes his most tongue-twisting verses seem effortless. He knows how good he is — and he refuses to let anyone forget it. Frank is his tightest record to date and is uncompromising in Fly Anakin’s vision of steely, '90s-indebted rap that prioritizes personality and bars over everything else.