Death Grips is an experimental hip hop group from Sacramento, California, formed in 2010. The group consists of rapper/vocalist Stefan Burnett, known by his stage name MC Ride, drummer and producer Zach Hill, and co-producer Andy Morin (often erroneously referred to as Flatlander, another name the group uses for their collective production work). The band has featured guitarist Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos on their albums Fashion Week, Jenny Death and Bottomless Pit.
The band’s music has been characterized as drawing on hip hop, industrial, punk, electronic and noise music. In 2015, The Skinny called them “the first truly important band of the twenty-first century”.
The group released the mixtape Exmilitary in April 2011 and their studio debut album The Money Store the following year, both to critical acclaim. Shortly after signing to Epic Records in 2012, the group leaked their second album No Love Deep Web for free download in breach of their contract and were eventually dropped from the label. They released their third album Government Plates in 2013. Following several broken performance commitments, the group announced their “disbanding” in July 2014 along with the release of their fourth album The Powers That B. However, in March 2015 the group revealed that they “might make some more” music and later announced a world tour.
Later that year, they announced their fifth official studio album titledBottomless Pit, which was released in May 2016.
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