Death Grips bring a punk rock fury to the usually laid back grooves of hip hop, create a chaotic and riveting stage show with their manic energy and wild-eyed stage presence. Rapper Stefan Burnett (AKA MC Ride) embodies the group’s take-no-prisoners mentality, assuming a relentless and shirtless persona that combines the best onstage characteristics of Iggy Pop and Eazy-E. Drummer Zach Hill unleashes unorthodox Gene Krupa-esque beats with an avant-garde bent and relentless drive. On top of his frantic and erratic movements, producer Andy Morin increases the foreboding fracas on stage by layering lo-fi synthesizers and off-kilter sound collages. As they wreak havoc on their 2015 North American tour, Death Grips are sure to thrill ticket buyers seeking an extreme concert experience.
Death Grips was founded in 2010 by Sacramento, CA natives Stefan Burnett (AKA MC Ride), Zach Hill, and Andy Morin. During their wildly energetic early live shows, the experimental hip hop trio gave out free demos to help promote the band. The tactic paid off, as the group caught the attention of Epic Records in 2012. That same year the group released their first two full-length albums The Money Store and No Love Deep Web. Ini 2014 Death Grips announced the double album The Powers That B, but one month later they cancelled all scheduled dates and broke up. Footage of the group rehearsing new material in early 2015 had fans hoping that the breakup would be short-lived, and the band confirmed these suspicions by announcing several live dates and releasing The Powers That B in 2015. Reunited, the group continues to offer a high-concept, high-energy spin on the world of hip hop.