Label: Epic
Released: April 24th

When Death Grips came onto the scene they were a complete anomaly. Their visuals were disturbing and their punk-rock style of hip-hop sounded like the product of post-traumatic stress disorder and anger management issues. It was an exciting departure from even the oddest variations of hip-hop making the rounds, but it didn't seem like something that would ever catch on in a big way.

Then a strange thing happened: Death Grips starting building some buzz and ended up landing a major label deal with Epic Records. Instead of watering down their unsettling sound, the group made The Money Store, a chaotic, aggressive assault on the ears and perhaps the most atypical hip-hop album of the year so far.