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[–]Bishop-Mildert 70 points71 points  (4 children)

All my mates that I’ve shown Death Grips hated it, but I fucking love them! Definitely an acquired taste

[–]bwoahconstricter 38 points39 points  (1 child)

U dont need them. You got deathgrips.

[–]The_fever_aye_aye85 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Deathgrips will hate you forever.

[–]ToastedKielbasa 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Totally agree, I generally don't like hip hop, but absolutely love Death Grips. They're metal af.

[–]EmberSeven 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My thoughts exactly

[–]GlockLesner 18 points19 points  (14 children)

This is the second death grips song I’ve ever heard, both were from reddit posts and both are bangers. Will def check out their other albums you guys are raving about

[–]AllTheRowboats93 18 points19 points  (5 children)

The Money Store and Bottomless Pit are their most accessible but I like all their albums

[–]Geno098Geno098 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Bottomless Pit the most accessible? Next to NOTM I'd say it's their LEAST accessible.

[–]Master_Of_Sun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd say Bottomless Pit is pretty accessible. Especially after the first two tracks, which are probably two of their least accessible tracks lol.

[–]Meow-The-Jewels 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bottomless Pit is def one of the most accessible. Has plenty of quality bangers that aren't too out there in terms of weirdness while still being very Death Grips

You could probably get most people to get into Eh at the very least

[–]ScumWithBoundaries 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's just not right.

[–]ChillMinded 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think No Love Deep Web is more accessible than those. Might be biased because it's my favorite one overall.

All good recommendations in this thread for anyone who wants to get into DG!

[–]tobyornottoby2366 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The Money Store is an incredible album.

[–]GlockLesner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will def get around to that

[–]Princess-Kropotkin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You want a fucking banger, listen to Hacker and System Blower.

[–]GlockLesner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Will do my guy

[–]5mileyFaceInkk[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This one is from their mixtape "Exmilitary" which might be hard to get into if you're new. I also love their new 22 minute single "Steroids"

[–]GlockLesner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Word I’m most of the way through exmilitary and im absolutely loving it

[–]Major_Guile 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I would say to listen to all of them in order of release (But No Love Deep Web is my favorite!) I would recommend reading through lyrics as well.

[–]GlockLesner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I’ll for sure be looking into their lyrics more

[–]Ledbetter2 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Exmilitary is my fav album of them. Fucking amazing

[–]mwm-wmw 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I’d agree! It just feels the most focused and poppy.

[–]Ledbetter2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Love the intro too. Anyone know the source for that audio clip.

[–]ToastedKielbasa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure exactly where from, but pretty confident it's Charles Manson going off in some interview.

[–]Mrsaturn260 35 points36 points  (10 children)

Death grips is definitely an acquired taste. This is the on,y song on exmilitary I like.

The money store is one of the most most original albums out there though.

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[–]Heliophobia33 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]maxluck89 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I want it I need it?

[–]Mrsaturn260 2 points3 points  (3 children)

It's a very different sound than the money store. Not saying exmilitary is a bad album, it's just not the money store. Hacker is my favorite DG song, and one of my favorite closers.

I want it i need it is a good song though.

[–]maxluck89 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hacker is definitely the song that got me into DG

[–]Princess-Kropotkin 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]AllTheRowboats93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's their best song

[–]Notsdlog 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]AddictiveSombrero 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wait, you don't like Takyon?

[–]alicemalice12 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The money store is awesome

[–]Xx_GabeBarber_xX 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I close my eyes and seize it I clench my fist and beat it I light my torch and burn it I am the beast I worship

[–]Lolatyourban999[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nice use of Janes' Addiction there.

[–]AllTheRowboats93 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I saw these guys live a few years back and it was a total assault on the senses. Almost 2 hours of nonstop abrasive energy. It was amazing.

[–]Mactopia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I saw them live too, truely one of the best live performances I’ve seen, Zach Hill is incredible, broke his drum sticks and just started using his fists, I couldn’t believe it.

[–]Zachari4h 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm the king, man! I run the underworld, guy!

[–]ringkun 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This actually sounds a bit motivational. Not sure what the lyrics are

[–]CeilingJaguar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Death Grips are an absolute acquired taste. Very abrasive and noisy. Did not care for them the first few times I tried them out. Then finally it just clicked, the music they create is about the spontaneous raw energy. Their early stuff is the most structured and rhythmic, ex-military and the money store should be the starting point for people interested in checking them out. Also watch some live videos to help convey that energy.

[–]theoneoff75 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Death grips is online.

[–]lunarmodule 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Fuck yeah with these guys. Good post. This might be a stretch but they remind me of Buckethead in that kind mildly abrasive but awesome kind of way. Completely interesting, experimental, talented, but like a tick off being easy to listen to. Challenging? Good on you, OP for even picking a category. That's fair. I wouldn't have even known what to call it.

[–]5mileyFaceInkk[S] 4 points5 points  (9 children)

I actually googled, "What genre is death grips?" Because i didnt even know.

[–]thetushqueen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think most people settle on experimental hip hop, but you probably won't get much opposition to calling them industrial.

[–]lamancha 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Industrial Hip Hop but they have been veering off to a less abrassive sound.

[–]blorangz 0 points1 point  (3 children)

'Less abrasive'? Have you listened to Steroids?

[–]lamancha 1 point2 points  (2 children)

... i have not.

I was comparing Exmilitary to the dick one.

I will check it out :D

[–]AddictiveSombrero 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the dick one

[–]lunarmodule 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Abrasive like Comet®

[–]Princess-Kropotkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Experimental hip hop with punk influences.

[–]Aqua__vitae 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Who was that speaking in the intro?

[–]MickeyD302 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Charles Manson

[–]MaciiNyan 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Death Gripschanged my view on music a lot. Their abrasive but extremely catchy sound always makes me speechless. It's also amazing how they managed to release a record every single year of amazing quality. Shoutout to r/deathgrips :)

[–]tobyornottoby2366 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They really do. It makes cheap shock value really stand out because they do the real thing so well. And their approach is purely fantastic, no lateral movement.

[–]Dillonator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You make an interesting point about cheap shock value. It seems like everyone now is adding in abstract or harsh sounds/beats/samples as a way of making their sound unique but no group does it as well as Death grips - everything has an artistic value.

[–]buzzfret 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]alexandros87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Best damn workout music of all time.

[–]B3ckham 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jane's Addiction "up the beach" anyone?

[–]DJ_Spam[M] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Death Grips
artist pic

Death Grips are an experimental hip hop group formed in Sacramento, California, United States in 2010. The group consists of Stefan Burnett aka Ride (vocals) and the production team Zach Hill and Andy Morin aka A2B2, often miscredited under the alias "Flatlander". Their live setup consists of Burnett on vocals, Morin on keyboards & laptop, and Hill on drums.

The group officially formed December 21, 2010, and released its first single and video for "Full Moon (Death Classic)" on March 8, 2011. On April 26, 2011, they released their debut album, the mixtape Exmilitary. NBCNewYork.com called it "an intense, dark listen."

On February 27, 2012 Death Grips signed with Epic and released two albums the same year. The first official album, The Money Store, was released on April 24. Music videos were made for the singles "Blackjack," "Get Got," and "Fever (Aye Aye)." The track "Lost Boys" was also released alone with no video accompaniment.

After a month and a half long ARG involving the deep web, and a spat with Epic over its release, Death Grips leaked the album No Love Deep Web on its website on October 1st, 2012. This resulted in someone closing down the band's website. The band said it was done by the label, which the label denied shortly.

On November 13, 2013, the band spontaneously made available their third LP within two years, Government Plates. The album was posted to their soundcloud page and website, much like No Love Deep Web, but without any sort of lead up or prior hype, except one single, Birds released months beforehand, taking most listeners by complete surprise.

On June 8, 2014, Death Grips released the first half of a new double album featuring Björk, The Powers That B. Disc 1 is titled Niggas on the Moon, and features heavy sampling of Björk's vocal snippets. Disc 2 is titled Jenny Death.

On July 2, 2014, Death Grips announced on Facebook that they have canceled all tour dates, and are finished as a band, stating: "we are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have officially stopped. all currently scheduled live dates are canceled. our upcoming double album "the powers that b" will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. above and beyond a "band". to our truest fans, please stay legend."

On March 24, 2015, Death Grips announced a world tour, confirming the group is currently active. Their double album, The Powers That B was released officially on March 31, 2015.

On February 7, 2016 the single "Hot Head" from their upcoming album "Bottomless Pit" was dropped.

On March 13, 2016, a video was posted on their official channel of the band being interviewed by Matthew Hoffman. The original audio was removed and replaced with instrumentals made by the band.

On March 18, 2016, the band released more information about the upcoming album, Bottomless Pit. The front and back covers were shown as well as the track list.

Bottomless Pit was released on May 6, 2016, with "Hot Head" and "Eh" as singles. Music videos were produced for "Eh" and "Giving Bad People Good Ideas". Read more on Last.fm.

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tags: Hip-Hop, experimental, experimental rap, experimental hip-hop

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[–]theradicaltiger 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Bass intro is from "down the beach" by jane's addiction.

[–]Choady_Arias 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Up the beach

[–]theradicaltiger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's right. My bad.

[–]TheZixion 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What's that soundbite in the beginning? I've heard it or other snippets in a bunch of other songs but never listened to the original recording

[–]Electrohead92 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Charles Manson interview.

[–]Bob_Sandvagene 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TIL of industrial hip hop

[–]FlabertoDimmadome 0 points1 point  (2 children)

fuck ya ive traveled states just to see their shows

[–]ScumWithBoundaries 0 points1 point  (1 child)

drove from VA to NY once to see them

[–]FlabertoDimmadome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice, ive always wanted to see them in NY.The first time i saw them was in seattle, then i drove to canada the next day, then drove two states down to see them in oregon the next. It was crazy to travel that much in 3 days, i dont see how they go a full tour.

[–]CIZIA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mate told me to listen to them and I can‘t even decide if I like them... I am a big fan of rap since years (especially of older stuff) and they are so special that I couldn‘t draw any comparison. It felt like an own genre to me. I actually liked to listen to something this unusual, eventhough it‘s not really my taste of music. It sounds like they were taking 30 samples and put them together when I listend to their first tracks. But then there were tracks like i‘ve seen footage that blew me away because of the beat that actually builds up and develops during the track. So yeah I have mixed feelings about them but I‘m sure that I will come back...

[–]kidsincatacombs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I make the money, man! I roll the nickels. The game is mine. I deal the cards.

[–]ScumWithBoundaries 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Will always upvote Death Grips.

[–]KatzsvsLangers -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

To be honest, I'm extremely surprised that Death Grips has such a large following and critical acclaim, relative to the Industrial Hip Hop group Dalek, whom I think are way better.

[–]lamancha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are still really good.

[–]ikickedagirl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’ve heard of them for years (since the 90’s?) But haven’t sat down and listened to them. Can you recommend their best album?

[–]KatzsvsLangers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Their third album, Absence, is their best I think.

[–]Dillonator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Death grips takes a lot of influence from a lot of different groups and can sometimes feel like fan-service to the ultra-dedicated. Obscure references and artistic nods can bring in fans from all different genres and show them something new. I used to be exclusively heavy, heavy metal but DG brought me in and showed me an entirely new way of looking at music and now I listen to everything that I can fit in my ears. Truly a cultural force.