Epic drops Death Grips after they give away new record

Early last month, hip hop outfit Death Grips posted a free download of their new album, No Love Deep Web, following numerous delays on the part of the label, Epic Records. That's now former label, as Epic has dropped the band, and released the following statement:

Epic Records is a music first company that breaks new artists. That is our mission and our mandate. Unfortunately, when marketing and publicity stunts trump the actual music, we must remind ourselves of our core values. To that end, effective immediately, we are working to dissolve our relationship with Death Grips. We wish them well.