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* TrollingCreator: So very much. As but one example, the letters of the songs on ''Fashion Week'' spell out ''Jenny Death When'', referring to the fact that the release date for ''Jenny Death'' had yet to be announced at the time of ''Fashion Week''[='=]s release. (The phrase was a popular question on Website/ImageBoards and elsewhere, making it a bit of an AscendedMeme).

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* TrollingCreator: So very much. As but one example, the letters of the songs on ''Fashion Week'' spell out ''Jenny Death When'', referring to the fact that the release date for ''Jenny Death'' had yet to be announced at the time of ''Fashion Week''[='=]s release. (The phrase was a popular question on Website/ImageBoards ImageBoards and elsewhere, making it a bit of an AscendedMeme).


* OneOfUs: The band is very knowledgeable, and at times downright obsessed, with the seedier, weirder side of the internet, and maintain lots of contact with their fans via Website/ImageBoards. MC Ride namedrops Website/FourChan's /mu/ board in the song "Fuck That", and their second album ''NO LOVE DEEP WEB'' was given a AlternateRealityGame based around both /mu/ and the Tor-based so-called "deep web", run entirely by the band members themselves. They even responded to a fan's question asking if they would accept [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin Bitcoin]] as a payment method for their album. They said yes.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: On stage/record, MC Ride is a gangbanger who has major mental and anger issues. Offstage, Stefan Burnett is a soft-spoken, mild-mannered man who likes to paint. The same can be said for Zach and Andy.
** On stage, Andy normally looks threatening, dressing in all black and moving spontaneously. However [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nutVnGfTFg this video]] revealed him as simply a nerdy and awkward audio engineer.

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* ArtistDisillusionment: Death Grips have a love/hate relationship with their fans, especially as time went on and certain fans became more invasive or obsessive - compare "Bitch Please", where MC Ride extols his fans for looking for something beyond mainstream, to "Giving Bad People Good Ideas", which is specifically about how shallow-minded their fans are, and "Centuries of Damn", where he states he hates his fans and their unwillingness to break society... and, yet, confesses he loves them as well.


* CreatorBacklash: Death Grips have a love/hate relationship with their fans, especially as time went on and certain fans became more invasive or obsessive - compare "Bitch Please", where MC Ride extols his fans for looking for something beyond mainstream, to "Giving Bad People Good Ideas", which is specifically about how shallow-minded their fans are, and "Centuries of Damn", where he states he hates his fans and their unwillingness to break society... and, yet, confesses he loves them as well.

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* CreatorBacklash: Death Grips have a love/hate relationship with their fans, especially as time went on and certain fans became more invasive or obsessive - compare "Bitch Please", where MC Ride extols his fans for looking for something beyond mainstream, to "Giving Bad People Good Ideas", which is specifically about how shallow-minded their fans are, and "Centuries of Damn", where he states he hates his fans and their unwillingness to break society... and, yet, confesses he loves them as well.


** Lo and behold, people were quick to draw similarities to Death Grips in Music/KanyeWest's album ''Yeezus''. Other groups, like Black Pus and Ho99o9, have also incorporated a strong degree of Death Grips influence into their sound.

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** Lo and behold, people were quick to draw similarities to Death Grips in Music/KanyeWest's album ''Yeezus''. Other groups, like Black Pus and Ho99o9, [=Ho99o9=], have also incorporated a strong degree of Death Grips influence into their sound.

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** [[Series/TheEricAndreShow Eric Andre]] is an outspoken fan of the band. According to a Reddit AMA, his favorite DG track is "You Might Think", and he has reportedly tried to get them onto his show ''since it started'', with no luck.
** [[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Tyler, the Creator]]. The inaugural issue of his ''GOLF'' magazine included a review of ''The Money Store'', in which Tyler lists his favorite song as "Hustle Bones", details how he and a friend managed to build a whole trampoline in 17 minutes while listening to ''Exmilitary'', and also notes how he nearly died after putting on "Stockton" and burning rubber, only to end up hydroplaning at 60-70 mph.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/EpicRecords attempted to push back the date of ''NO LOVE DEEP WEB'''s release to some time in 2013, when the AlternateRealityGame they'd been running had hyped the original release date of October 23rd for quite some time. Death Grips responded by ''immediately'' leaking the album, with a photograph of a penis as the cover.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/EpicRecords attempted to push back the date of ''NO LOVE DEEP WEB'''s release to some time in 2013, when the AlternateRealityGame they'd been running had hyped the original release date of October 23rd 23rd, 2012 for quite some time. Death Grips responded by ''immediately'' leaking the album, album (22 days ahead of schedule), with a photograph of a penis as the cover.cover.
** On Halloween 2012, the band additionally leaked confidential letters from Epic, which pushed the label to officially boot the band.



* ScheduleSlip: ''The Powers That B'' achieved notoriety for this. Prior to its finally being released, ever since it failed to see a 2014 release (as the band promised), nearly every speculated release date has come and passed--even ones promised (and later retracted) by Creator/HarvestRecords. Their website had been promising that "digital and physical release dates [were] coming soon" since ''October 2014.''

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* ReclusiveArtist: The band as a whole frequently shies away from social platforms, using them at most to upload cryptic messages. Ride has personally identified with this trope as well:
-->"I'm a very private person, I have very few people that I call my friends. I'm very distrustful of human beings in general; I'm very distrustful of media. I have no interest in sharing my personal life with the world. Zero."
* ScheduleSlip: ''The Powers That B'' achieved notoriety for this. Prior to its finally being released, ever since it released in 2015, the album failed to see a 2014 release (as the band promised), promised) and nearly every speculated release date has come came and passed--even went--even ones promised (and later retracted) by Creator/HarvestRecords. Their website had been promising that "digital and physical release dates [were] coming soon" since ''October 2014.''

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* HeAlsoDid: Zach Hill is known for his involvement with Music/{{Hella}}, among [[ArchivePanic many, many other projects]]. Also, in addition to his work with Death Grips, Stefan Burnett is [[http://stefanburnett.com/ a very talented painter]].


** Creator/RobertPattinson is a huge fan as well, even contributing some guitar work for "Birds".



** Lo and behold, people were quick to draw similarities to Death Grips in Music/KanyeWest's album ''Yeezus''.

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** Lo and behold, people were quick to draw similarities to Death Grips in Music/KanyeWest's album ''Yeezus''. Other groups, like Black Pus and Ho99o9, have also incorporated a strong degree of Death Grips influence into their sound.

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** With the song "BB Poison", they have fully become self-aware of the effects they have on their fanbase.

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** Music/{{Bjork}}. Death Grips remixed two of her songs for her ''Bastards'' remix album, and samples of her voice appear throughout ''Niggas on the Moon''. Additionally, "Guillotine" makes her...[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PadA3ffdZuk feel things]].
** Music/DavidBowie outright named the band as one of the inspirations for his album ''Music/{{Blackstar}}''.


* DoingItForTheArt: Their entire ethos. They "broke up" mostly because they were afraid that this would be uncontrollably subverted.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Their entire ethos. They released several of their works entirely for free and "broke up" mostly because they were afraid that this would be uncontrollably subverted.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Epic Records attempted to push back the date of ''NO LOVE DEEP WEB'''s release to some time in 2013, when the AlternateRealityGame they'd been running had hyped the original release date of October 23rd for quite some time. Death Grips responded by ''immediately'' leaking the album, with a photograph of a penis as the cover.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Epic Records Creator/EpicRecords attempted to push back the date of ''NO LOVE DEEP WEB'''s release to some time in 2013, when the AlternateRealityGame they'd been running had hyped the original release date of October 23rd for quite some time. Death Grips responded by ''immediately'' leaking the album, with a photograph of a penis as the cover.



* ScheduleSlip: ''The Powers That B'' achieved notoriety for this. Prior to its finally being released, ever since it failed to see a 2014 release (as the band promised), nearly every speculated release date has come and passed--even ones promised (and later retracted) by Harvest Records. Their website had been promising that "digital and physical release dates [were] coming soon" since ''October 2014.''

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* ScheduleSlip: ''The Powers That B'' achieved notoriety for this. Prior to its finally being released, ever since it failed to see a 2014 release (as the band promised), nearly every speculated release date has come and passed--even ones promised (and later retracted) by Harvest Records.Creator/HarvestRecords. Their website had been promising that "digital and physical release dates [were] coming soon" since ''October 2014.''

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