Who had eight months in the betting pool?
Yesterday, Sacramento rap-punks Death Grips took another shot at their label, Epic Records, by posting correspondence regarding the copyright infringement of their self-leaked album NO LOVE DEEP WEB. That appears to be the last straw for Epic, which issued the following terse statement (via Pitchfork):
“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.
Thus ends the short-lived and ill-advised relationship between the two parties. Hopefully, this is the last we hear from Epic or Death Grips about this sordid affair, but we’re not banking on it. Death Grips embark on their world tour today in Berlin. Can we get back to debating the merits of NO LOVE DEEP WEB now?