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MC Ride Net Worth – $1 million

What is MC Ride’s net worth? Where is MC Ride from?


MC Ride (real name – Stefan Corbin Burnett) is an American visual artist and rapper who is best known for being the front-man of the California rap group – ”Death Grips.”

He is recognized for his in-your-face manner of rapping and for his mysterious, dark lyrics. His style was described as “paint-peeling barks and startling yelps.”

In 2012, The Skinny called Death Grips “the first truly important band of the twenty-first century.”

In a Reddit post, Stefan described himself as:

”I’m a nice guy, love fishing, boating, going out to local bars with my friends. I have a dog named nasty taxi, and have had a passion for music since I was a kid.”

John Calvert of The Quietus wrote about his band:

“Death Grips embroils MC Ride’s consciousness in a schematised Braque-esque maze, a gloaming constellation, a synaptic thing.”


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Stefan Burnett aka MC Ride of Death Grips performs onstage at Ford Escape lounge and gifting suite held at the KROQ House during Coachella on April 14, 2012 in Indio – @Getty

He was (probably) born on May 10, 1978, in Sacramento, California, USA, to Errol and Naomi Burnett.

For some time, Stefan went to Hampton University in Virginia.

After he quit college, Burnette started a hip-hop project named – ”Fyre” and began rapping under the stage name – ”MxlPlx.”

The best song from Mxlplx is a song titled – ”Civic Duties.” It was filmed by G Highway out of Sacramento, California.

After his brother got married, MxlPlx separated, and Stefan began working at a pizza restaurant as well as on his art career.

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MC Ride of Death Grips performs at the Buku Music + Art Project at Mardi Gras World on March 22, 2019 in New Orleans – @Getty

In 2010, Stefan and his neighbor Zach Hill formed the band named – ”Death Grips.” He once said:

”Zach and I were neighbors. We often hung out and regularly discussed our mutual desire to do new things with rap music.”

Hill introduced his friend Andy to Stefan, and they all started to work together.

In March 2011, the band released their self-titled debut EP.

On April 25, 2011, Death Grips released the mixtape titled – ”Exmilitary.” The mixtape was released for free through the band’s website, and it received attention from music publications and critical acclaim.

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MC Ride of Death Grips performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club – @Getty

Some of the tracks from the mixtape are – Beware, Takyon (Death Yon), Spread Eagle Cross the Block, Lord of the Game, Culture Shock, Known for it, and Guillotine.

”Guillotine” has become one of Death Grips’ best-known songs, with more than 9.8 million views on the band’s YouTube channel. It was released through iTunes on August 3, 2011.

In 2012, Death Grips signed with Epic Records, a record label that is owned by Sony Corporation of America, Inc. In the same year, the band released its debut album, entitled – ”The Money Store.”

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Later, Death Grips released another album, named – ”No Love Deep Web,” for free, against the will of Epic Records.

Soon, Epic Records and Death Grips split.

During an interview, Stefan said about the whole incident:

“It’s nothing personal but everything we’ve done is what we feel like doing and that’s pretty much what we will continue to do.”

In 2013, Death Grips released a 3rd album, named – ”Government Plates.”

Later, the band released their 4th album, titled – ”The Powers That B.”

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MC Ride of Death Grips performs at The Academy on October 13, 2016 in Dublin – @Getty

On July 2, 2014, the band announced its disbandment on Facebook, stating:

“Death Grips is over.”

However, on January 4, 2015, they released an instrumental soundtrack, called – ”Fashion Week.”

On March 22, 2016, their second instrumental project was released – ”Interview 2016.”

In May 2016, Death Grips released their 5th studio album entitled – ”Bottomless Pit.”

On May 22, 2017, the band released the EP Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix).

On June 22, 2018, Death Grips released their 6th studio album, named – ”Year of the Snitch.”

On June 21, 2019, the band released a mix named – “Gmail and the restraining orders.”

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Vocalist Stefan “MC Ride” Burnett of Death Grips performs at the 10th annual FYF music festival at Los Angeles Historical Park on August 24, 2013 in Los Angeles – @Getty


There is not much known about MC Ride’s personal life. He said in an interview: ”I have no interest in sharing my personal life with the world. Zero.”


Death Grips started its YouTube channel on February 8, 2011.

At the time of writing, the channel has over 432,000 subscribers.

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Stefan Burnett of Death Grips performs onstage during the Sick New World music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 13, 2023 in Las Vegas – @Getty

”The future is now.”

”Both idealists and pessimists live in delusional fantasies rooted in their incapacity to deal with the way of things.”

”You choose this life you’re on your own.”

”Just because I stand on the ends of balconies, doesn’t mean I don’t have to wear seatbelt kids.”

”I have never and will never put my trust in the government or anyone who does.”

”I’m a very private person, I have very few people that I call my friends.”

”I diss Kanye so many times.”

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MC Ride of Death Grips performs onstage during Field Day Festival 2019 at Meridian Water on June 07, 2019 in London – @Getty

Stefan said that he is inspired by his internal struggles and himself rather than human achievements.

His favorite musician is Jimi Hendrix, a rock guitarist who is regarded as one of the most influential guitarists in history.

His brother pursued a career in hip-hop music, performing under the alias Swank Daddy.

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MC Ride – Net Worth

So, how much is MC Ride worth?

Burnett earned most of his wealth from being part of the band Death Grips.

The band earns money from selling albums (Year of the Snitch, The Money Store, and more) and tickets, and from advertisements on their YouTube channel. So far, their YouTube channel has over 235 million views, meaning about $700k in revenue before taxes.

In addition, Stefan has a small financial income from his paintings.

Some of Death Grips’ albums include – Year of the Snitch, No Love Deep Web, and The Money Store.

Therefore, Stefan Corbin Burnett aka MC Ride has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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