Death Grips is an American hip hop group from Sacramento, California, United States, formed in 2010. The group consists of rapper Stefan Burnett (better known by his stage name, MC Ride), drummer Zach Hill, and producer Andy Morin. The band's music has been described as combining hip hop, industrial music, and noise music, and they have been described as "the first truly important band of the twenty-first century". They released the mixtape Exmilitary in April 2011, followed by two studio albums in 2012, The Money Store in April, and No Love Deep Web in October, as well as a third album in November 2013, titled Government Plates. Their releases have received positive reviews from music critics all around, including The Money Store placing 9th in Pitchfork's Best Albums of 2012 and Government Plates placing at 43 on Spin's 50 Best Albums of 2013 list.
The group announced their disbanding on July 2, 2014, but have released material since, causing fans to question whether the group have actually ended activity, partly due to the fact that the band has an apparent tendency to confuse or mislead their own fans. Though, on February 13, 2015, the group had posted a brand new rehearsal video on their YouTube channel, containing the first four tracks from The Powers That B's second disc, Jenny Death, and the first nine seconds of Lock Your Doors (from their sophomore album, No Love Deep Web) before abruptly ending the video, indicating signs that the band might tour again in the near future, and on March 19, 2015, the group also posted on Facebook that they might 'make some more', hinting that they intend to continue making music. On March 24, 2015, Death Grips announced a world tour and posted North American dates for it on their Facebook page.