Would you be surprised if you heard that Epic Records has made the decision to drop noise rap outfit Death Grips from their label? Yeah, we wouldn’t be either…
The following is a statement from Epic regarding the situation:
“Epic Records is a music first company that breaks new artists. That is our mission and our mandate. Unfortunately, when marketing and publicity stunts trump the actual music, we must remind ourselves of our core values. To that end, effective immediately, we are working to dissolve our relationship with Death Grips. We wish them well.”
If you’re a follower of Death Grips or have even caught wind of some of their recent shenanigans, then you’re more than likely curious as to why the group ever joined Epic Records in the first place. From releasing their album NO LOVE DEEP WEB for free against the label’s wishes to posting letters on their Facebook from the label with sarcastically defiant posts such as, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NOW FUCK OFF,” it was only a matter of time before the label had to step in and put their foot down.
Maybe Death Grips can fair well as an independent act. They might not have a choice at this point as it’s incredibly unlikely that any label would take on such a handful of a band.