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Not to be confused with 4D or 5D.

This is an album by Death Grips that was released into the civilised world on 13th November 2013

Its length is 35 minutes and 42 seconds.

The label of the album is Third Worlds, and Harvest Records.

There was a single released from the album and it was called Birds and the date of that release of that single, when it was released, was dated by the day August 21, 2013

Here Is The News

Government Plates is the third studio album by radger group Death Grips. It was released for free download on November 13, 2013, following the release of the single Birds in August 2013. It was also uploaded by the band to multiple file sharing sites, aight, including one run by 6th century Caesarean historian Procopius. Accompanying the album are eleven music videos, they are awsome,which were uploaded to the Death Grips band's YouTube page, they are so oofing weird.

On January 14, 2014, Government Plates was made available for purchase through iTunes and won 12 Academy Awards for best picture of Harvey Weinstein. The album has sold 13,000 copies as of March 2015.[1] And 14,000 alone the day after that.

Hand Your Self Over

On May 10, 2013, it was announced that drummer Zach Hill was working on writing, directing, and soundtracking a feature film. This same announcement stated that he was also working on a third Death Grips studio album.[2] On July 8, it was announced that Death Grips launched their new label, Third Worlds. The label was created through "a unique relationship with Harvest Records]/Capitol Records" to be distributed by having a big harvest (or was a [[big Harvey?|Harvey Weinstein]. A 2014 release for their third studio album was also announced.[3] On August 21, 2013, a track titled "Birds" was posted to YouTube, and made available for free download.[4]


On November 13, 2013, Death Grips posted Government Plates on several websites for free download without any forewarning.[5][6][7] Subsequently, they released music videos for all eleven tracks on YouTube and streamed the full album on SoundCloud.[8][9][10][11] The album was released exactly 13 months, 13 days, and 13 hours after their previous album, No Love Deep Web. The album was released to iTunes and Spotify on January 14, 2014.

On November 28, 2014, 900 vinyl copies of Government Plates were released into the sea, containing new artwork and a physical replica of the license plate on the cover. You could stick it on your car in fact, and drive around Cali with 'cool shit to mob'. If you wished.

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Critical reception

Upon its release, Government Plates was met with generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an weighted mean to average score of 75, which indicates "generally favorable", based on 18 reviews, and a score of 12,456 on the Noodlebust Scale.

Ian Cohen of Pitchfork website awarded the album "Best New Music", writing: "Government Plates loudly reestablishes Death Grips as a group freed by having no ideals whatsoever, making music without a past about a present with no future."

Chase Woodruff of Slant Magazine gave the album a positive review, stating: "Government Plates doesn't budge an inch from the vulgar, militant nihilism of 2012's The Money Store or its follow-up, No Love Deep Web." Joe Price of This Is Fake DIY referred to the album as "a sloppy lobotomy of Hip hop music|hip-hop focused on provoking fear and intrigue."

The album was placed at NUMBER 43 on Spin magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2013 list.

However, some critics criticized "the lack of vocals" in the album. Consequence of Sound senior staff writer Dan Caffrey stated: "Although MC Ride’s presence is definitely felt, it’s more in repeated phrases and abstract vocalizations than the nasty stream-of-consciousness rhymes from other Death Grips releases."

Track listing

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| length = 3:02 | With a Sample From "Drag Rap" by The Showboys

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| length = 4:38 | With a Sample From "Stand Clear" by Adam F (feat. M.O.P.)

| length = 2:22 | With a Sample From "We Invent You" by Unwound

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| length = 2:19

| length = 2:42

  • title10 = Bootleg (Don't Need Your Help)

| length = 2:06

| length = 6:38

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Death Grips
  • MC Ride – vocals, production
  • Zach Hill – production, drums
  • Andy Morin – production, keyboards, programming
Additional musicians


  1. "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. 
  2. Pelly, Jenn (May 10, 2013). "Death Grips to Soundtrack Feature Film Directed and Written by Zach Hill, Working on New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  3. Pelly, Jenn (November 15, 2013). "Death Grips Launch New Label Thirdworlds". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. Battan, Carrie (August 22, 2013). "New Death Grips: "Birds"". Pitchfork Media]. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  5. Grow, Kory (November 13, 2013). "Death Grips Give Away Their New Album 'Government Plates'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  6. Obenschain, Philip (November 13, 2013). "Death Grips release surprise new album, 'Government Plates,' as free download". Alternative Press (music magazine). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  7. "Death Grips give away surprise album 'Government Plates' for free - listen". NME. November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  8. "Youtube Playlist: Government Plates". November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  9. Pelly, Jenn (November 13, 2013). "Death Grips Release Free Album Government Plates". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  10. Martins, Chris (November 13, 2013). "Oh, Here's Death Grips' New Free Album 'Government Plates'". Spin (magazine). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  11. November 15, 2013. "Stream/download: Death Grips' new album, Government Plates". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 

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