Stream: Death Grips “Government Plates”
It would be easy for the craziness of the narrative surrounding Death Grips (naked album covers, major label blowups, not showing up to concerts) to overwhelm the music, but frankly, I don’t think anything can overwhelm this music. The trio (Stefan “MC Ride” Burnett and producers Zach Hill and Andy “Flatlander” Morindropped) dropped a new LP, Government Plates, out of nowhere last week and it is as manic, bewildering and commanding as their previous work. The beats are jagged and unnerving, with MC Ride growling out tangled verses over the post hop-hop apocalypse bleeding out from the speakers. It is an experience only truly understood once you take the ride. Hit play below and see for yourself.