Experimental hip-hop group Death Grips have broken up, abruptly canceling several planned tour dates and urging their fans to “stay legend” in a note posted to their Facebook page.
“We are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. We have officially stopped. All currently scheduled live dates are canceled,” they wrote on a napkin on Wednesday (July 2). “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 news comes not even a month after the trio — composed of drummer Zach Hill, producer Andy Morin (aka Flatlander) and Stefan Burnett (aka MC Ride) — dropped a N—as On The Moon the first half of a surprise album featuring Bjork.
While they were innovative in blending the genres of hip-hop and punk, the group were not without drama. They split from Epic Records back in 2012 after they released their second album, No Love Deep Web, for free months early.
The group was slated to perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival before opening up for Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails later this year.