Fly Anakin is a rapper from Richmond, Virginia, who’s been described by Madlib as “one of the illest MCs”. He’ll be known to Lex followers for FlySiifu’s, his 2020 collab album with Pink Siifu, and follow-up EP $mokebreak. He’s previously collaborated with the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Nickelus F, Evidence, Ohbliv, Redveil, MAVI and is co-founder of the Richmond rap collective Mutant Academy.

Fly Anakin released his debut studio album Frank on Lex in Spring 2022. The project marked a new chapter in Anakin’s artistic trajectory, including a wider array of collaborators, including Madlib, with whom he has another joint project in the works.

Press Quotes: “If we’re talking fundamentals he’s probably the single best pure rapper in the scene.” Pitchfork
“As an MC, he’s a whirlwind, unleashing a rapidfire flow and packing every pocket with anecdotes, reflections, and commentary over soulful production. A mastery of MCing that took years to develop.” Complex
“Fly Anakin makes his most tongue-twisting verses seem effortless. He knows how good he is and refuses to let anyone forget it.” FADER