Death Grips

Death Grips

Death Grips is an Experimental Hip Hop group from Sacramento, California formed in late 2010 and consisting of vocalist Stefan Burnett (aka MC Ride) and production team Zach Hill and Andy Morin. Their live performance setup consists of Burnett on vocals, Morin on keyboards and Hill on drums. They usually operate under their own label, Third Worlds.

On April 26, 2011 the group released their debut mixtape, Exmilitary. On February 27, 2012 they signed with Epic and announced the release of two albums for that year. The first, The Money Store, was released on April 24th. The second album, No Love Deep Web, was scheduled to be released in Fall 2012, but the label seemed unwilling to officially release it yet. The band took matters into their own hands and put it online for free, leaving Epic. Their subsequent commercial releases would be made under Harvest. On November 13, 2013 Government Plates was released, again as a free download.

On June 8, 2014 the double album The Powers That B was announced, with the release of its first half, Niggas On The Moon, as a free download. The group publicly announced their apparent disbanding on July 2, 2014, cancelling their scheduled tour dates, and claiming they still planned to release the second half of the album, Jenny Death, later in 2014. After much speculation, it was finally announced it would be released on March 31, 2015. A new tour was announced on March 24.

On October 21st of the same year, they uploaded a video to their YouTube page titled "Bottomless Pit", along with posting on their social media pages that this would be the title for their next album. The album was leaked in its entirety from the band's SoundCloud page via Reddit on April 29th 2016, and officially released on May 6th 2016.


Death Grips Discography


Death Grips Exmilitary Third Worlds UK 2011 Sell This Version
Death Grips No Love Deep Web (Album) Third Worlds US 2012 Sell This Version
Death Grips The Money Store (Album) Epic, Epic US 2012 Sell This Version
Death Grips Government Plates (Album) Third Worlds US 2013 Sell This Version
none Death Grips Niggas On The Moon(8xFile, Album, MP3, 320) Third Worlds none US 2014
Death Grips The Powers That B (Album) Harvest, Third Worlds US 2015 Sell This Version
none Death Grips Fashion Week (Instrumentals)(14xFile, MP3, 192) Third Worlds none US 2015
Death Grips Bottomless Pit (Album) Harvest, Third Worlds Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Death Grips Live From Death Valley (Single) Deathbomb Arc US 2011 Sell This Version
none Death Grips Full Moon(2xFile, FLAC, Single) Third Worlds none US 2011
none Death Grips Death Grips(6xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Third Worlds none US 2011
none Death Grips @deathgripz(File, MP3, Single, 256) [adult swim] none US 2012
none Death Grips I've Seen Footage(CD, Single, Promo) Epic none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Death Grips Birds(File, MP3, Single, 320) Third Worlds none US 2013
none Death Grips Hot Head(File, MP3, Single, 320) Third Worlds none US 2016
none Death Grips More Than The Fairy(File, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label none US 2016


none Death Grips Black Google(43xFile, MP3, Comp, Promo, VBR) Third Worlds none 2011


Death Grips The Money Store - First 6 Tracks BitTorrent Bundles 2012 Sell This Version
Death Grips Interview 2016 Third Worlds US 2016 Sell This Version

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June 1, 2015
If Terrance McKenna wrote hip-hop to describe his experiences with various substances, methinks this would be it.


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December 6, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
one of my fave bands of the later years, now sadly to be discontinued.

i discovered them last year after the money store's artwork was posted on my feed. after the breakcore crowd around me slowly dwindling and the dissatisfaction of Alec Empire's recent music output and ATR's reunion, this felt like the perfect replacement. loud, often odd cryptic lyrics and frantic drumming. Each album so far has been a different experience, from the sample laden Ex-military to the recent more psychedelic Govt. Plates. recommended if you like Techno Animal, Dalek, ICE, and Industrial hip hop...

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