Death Grips Songs Yanked from YouTube
Published Feb 26, 2013Sacramento shit-disturbers Death Grips got dropped by major label Epic Records late last year, but the band are apparently still battling their ex-bosses, who seem to have just had the group's tunes removed from their YouTube channel.
The band had been hosting the songs off their two 2012 releases, the Sony/Epic-backed The Money Store and its freelease follow-up No Love Deep Web, but they've since been removed from the video streaming service "due to a copyright claim" from Sony Music Entertainment, Pitchfork points out.
While claims like this are nothing new on YouTube, the seemingly personal nature of the removal seems especially bitter. It should be noted, however, that the group's videos are still up on their page. Only the album playlists have been removed.
As previously reported, Death Grips spent the back half of 2012 pissing off their label by posting their No Love Deep Web as a free digital download, and then revealing an angry letter from the label, who objected to the freelease. The group later told Pitchfork that they had "purposefully" sabotaged their relationship with the label to get out of their contract.