Death Grips Break Up

Hip-hop crew abruptly disband one month after release of surprise album


Less than one month after releasing their surprise LP N*ggas on the Moon, experimental hip-hop crew Death Grips have broken up. The group posted a picture of their farewell message – written on a napkin – to their Facebook page. A representative for the group confirmed the band's breakup to Rolling Stone.

"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."

The group was scheduled to appear at the Pitchfork Festival on July 18th before opening for Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden on their upcoming tour beginning July 21st at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A replacement for the group has yet to be announced and a representative for Live Nation was not immediately available.
The band recently enlisted Bjork to appear on all of the tracks on N*ggas on the Moon, chopping up her vocal samples as part of each track. Upon the album's release, Bjork said on Facebook, "I adore Death Grips and I am thrilled to be their "found object" ! I have been lucky enough to hang and exchange music loves w/ them and witness them grow !! epic : onwards!!"
source: rolling stone

r.i.p. to this incredible band