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    Meet the MC: Fly Anakin

    The first rapper to truly make an impression on Frank Walton, AKA Fly Anakin, was his big brother. “I gotta give it to him. He was the first rapper I seen in real life, the first n**** I knew that had a song. He used to tell me he’d take me to the studio too… but he never did,” Anakin tells DJ Mag over Zoom, between exhalations of weed smoke. “That n**** had me thinking I could be a rapper at a young age. That was my fire and desire. I gotta complete what he started.” 

    As a kid growing up in Richmond, Virginia, Anakin would crank the volume and aim the speaker out the window towards the street where his brother and his friends were posted up, filling the air with the sounds of classics like Ghostface’s…

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