Oof. What IS this? I found this tape from Death Grips up over at Pigeons & Planes alongside an article that hinted Confusion was just as confused as I am now. The description DG himself offers of this music is “Intense, avant hip-hop,” meaning, of course, hip-hop that is experimental, radical, way out there, weird, etc. Whatever Death Grips is, I think we can rest assured by that seat belt across his chest in the fuzzy distorted visuals for “Guillotine” that no matter how radical he is, Death Grips is still utmost concerned with safety. Mama taught him well.
We are all up on our radical hip-hop these days, aren’t we? So perhaps these synth and throat grindings won’t sound so angular to you. Or maybe they will. What do you think of it?
Check the video below, then view the full post to see the mixtape artwork, and to stream the rest of the tape.