Death Grips - Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

DEATH GRIPS – Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

You can’t say this comes as a surprise – buzzing experimental rap group DEATH GRIPS officially announced its split. The news comes only a few weeks after the surprise release of their mini LP Niggas On The Moon which featured Icelandic superstar BJÖRK on guest vocals. In a letter posted on the duo’s Facebook page they say:

‘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.’

You can read the full letter below. As the band around charismatic MC Stefan Burnett already cancelled shows in the past, broke up with various labels and other chaotic stuff this seems to be the final and consequent action of a quite interesting art project. They’ll definitely be missed.
Death Grips - Split Note