BEST NEW SONGS: DEATH GRIPS - GIVING BAD PEOPLE GOOD IDEAS

5/22/16
Death Grips

Experimental hip hop outfit Death Grips is a lot of things, but subtle isn’t really one of them. So the notion that “Giving Bad People Good Ideas,” the opening track off their fantastic new LP Bottomless Pit, is a dis track to Kanye doesn’t seem likely. And while it’s a fun theory, this track is just fine on its own.

“Giving Bad People Good Ideas” might be the most accessible Death Grips tune to date, although it’ll still sound too aggressive and grating to those who’ve yet to acquire the taste. The track starts with Clementine Creepy crooning the infectious hook. From there a burst of raw energy takes over as Ride takes the mic and a black metal beat takes over and everything threatens to dissolve into chaos. It never does, but even on repeated listens you still expect things to come unhinged and go completely off the rails at some point. 

Yeah, DG probably inspired Yeezus, but it wasn’t a ripoff and these guys have no interest in the kind of attention that would come with a Kanye-bump. These dudes are just fine doing their own thing. And sweet yeezus does it rule. 

 

DEATH GRIPS “GIVING BAD PEOPLE GOOD IDEAS”

Bottomless Pit is out now via To Harvest Records. In closing, here are the lyrics to “Giving Bad People Good Ideas”:

good ideas
i keep, i keep giving bad
giving bad people...

giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas

those who can’t adjust
ten fold dismantled pus
operandi minus modus
my phlegm you to dust
dragon chaser
i’ll quit later
asteroid to midnight powder
this like genocide just louder
fuck who we going after
fuck them, i’m a have to fuck them over
and the closer, shows over
bet bitch much, you wanna bet, bitch?
keep that o and x shit
feed a narc my driveway
don’t trip ‘cause i may

giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas

i cough up locks, catatonic jingle
mausoleum treatment, strands of chemo
unwell out my slit gashes tempo
i’m crawling with swarming crescendo
execution, my nerves i’m slurring
you deserve this, your worthless disturbs me

i want you to next time
it doesn’t sound so bad when i say it in my mind
i want you to next time
it doesn’t sound so bad when i say it in my mind

mutter, stagger, i’m in you
i got you covered, scatter, you’re meant to
pull a lick real quick
made off i fling
shallow plots for senile kings
cruelty keeps me even
i moan like flukes
euphoria follows puke
i won’t pull my chute

giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas

lead heavy lead us, remedy us
hem me, i suffer to catch reflux
i ingest reflux
bile threshold, cortex deluxe
torture me lust
holding horses with bacteria, uhh
i’m downing this vial of old siberia
overtoning mysteria

i want you to next time
it doesn’t sound so bad when i say it in my mind
i want you to next time
it doesn’t sound so bad when i say it in my mind

giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas
i keep giving bad people good ideas

good ideas

 

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Calvin Paradise manages to live a productive life despite a childhood of home schooling and suffering from what some doctors have called the worst case of Groucho Marx's Syndrome in recorded history.