Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), known by his stage name Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer and rapper from Los Angeles, California.
Flying Lotus has released four studio albums—1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), and Until the Quiet Comes (2012)—to increasing critical acclaim. He has produced much of the bumper music on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. He also contributed remixes for fellow Plug Research artists including Mia Doi Todd. He is often referred to as FlyLo by fans and critics.
In 2012, Ellison began rapping under the persona Captain Murphy. Ellison kept the fact that he was Captain Murphy a secret for several months, finally revealing it several weeks after the release of his first rap mixtape, Duality.