Fly Anakin Announces Debut Album
Today, Richmond’s own Fly Anakin announces his debut studio album Frank, out March 11th via Lex Records. The album, which includes his two widely-praised singles from 2021 “Ghost” and “Sean Price,” is a bold statement from Anakin as not only a technically-gifted rapper, but as a fully-realized artist and songwriter. Frank experiments with expectation, finding Anakin drawing influence from the classic R&B and Soul his dad played for him at a formative age and crafting songs in that mold, while also delivering the same breakneck raps that he always has, evident on his new single “No Dough” out today.
Clocking in at under 2 minutes, the Madlib-produced “No Dough” is a flash in the pan reflection of Anakin’s journey to this point, chronicling humble beginnings before realizing his own worth and making that intent clear. The single arrives alongside a rapidly-unfolding visual of a quick and slick-handed scheme to take back what’s his directed by Skyler Vander Molen.