Body Count

Body Count

About Body Count

Body Count is an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who first established himself as a rapper but co-founded the group with lead guitarist Ernie C out of their interest in heavy metal music. Ice-T took on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs. Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group's music. Their self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records garnered much attention due to a controversy around the song "Cop Killer". Body Count's label, Sire Records, and their parent company, Warner Bros. Records, defended the single, however Ice-T chose to remove the track from the album because he felt that the controversy had eclipsed the music itself. The group left Sire the following year. Since then, they have released five further albums on different labels. Three out of the band's original six members are deceased: D-Roc died from lymphoma, Beatmaster V from leukemia and Mooseman in a drive-by shooting. 


Year:
1992
5:18
310 

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You know sometimes I sit at home, you know,
And I watch t.v. and I wonder what it would be like
To live someplace like, you know, the cosby show,
Ozzie and harriet, you know, where
Cops come and got your cat outta the tree
All your friends died of old age,
But you see, I live in south central los angeles and unfortunately...
Shit ain't like that! it's real fucked up!

Goddamn what a brotha gotta do
To get a message through
To the red, white and blue?
What I gotta die
Before you realize
I was a brotha with open eyes?
The world's insane
While you drink champagne
And I'm livin' in black rain.
You try to ban the a.k.,
I got ten of 'em stashed
With a case of hand grenades.

Tell us what to do... f*ck you!
Tell us what to do... f*ck you!
Tell us what to do... f*ck you!
Tell us what to do... f*ck you!

You know what you'd do
If a kid got killed on the way to school
Or a cop shot your kid in the backyard.
Shit would hit the fan, muthafucka
And it would hit real hard.
I hear it every night, another gunfight,
The tension mounts,
On with the body count.

Yo, beatmaster "v", take these muthafuckas
To south central.

Ha ha.
Yeah
F*ck that.

I hear it every night,
Another gunfight,
The tension mounts,
On with the body count.

Last weekend thirty-seven kids killed in gang warfare,
In my backyard.

No!
No!
No!

Yo, ernie c., take these muthafuckas home.

Yeah.

Yeah, we in the house, body count fools, 1991 muthafuckas.

I hear it every night,
Another gunfight,
The tension mounts,

On with the body count.

Goddamn what a brotha gotta do
To get a message through
To the red, white and you?
What I gotta die before you realize
I was a nigga with open eyes?
The world's insane
While you drink champagne
And I'm livin' in black rain,
Don't you hear the guns
You stupid, dumb, dick suckin', bum politicians.

Tell us what to do... f*ck you!
Tell us what to do... f*ck you!
The tension mounts...

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Body Count

Body Count is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by rapper and actor Ice-T, who founded the group out of his interest in heavy metal music, taking on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs. Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group's music. Their controversial self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records in 1992. more »

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Written by: TRACY LAUREN MARROW

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6 facts about this song

Creation and Band Members
"Body Count" is a song by the American heavy metal band also named Body Count. The band was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. - The band’s original lineup consisted of Ice-T (vocals), Ernie Cunnigan also known as "Ernie C" (lead guitar), Sean E Sean (samples), Mooseman (bass), Beatmaster V (drums) and D-Roc the Executioner (rhythm guitar).
Album and Release
The song "Body Count" is from the band’s self-titled debut album "Body Count" that was released in 1992. - The debut album was released on Sire Records, a label owned by Warner Bros.
Genre and Theme
Body Count's music is a fusion of heavy metal, punk rock, and hip hop. Their lyrics often deal with political and social issues. - The song "Body Count" mirrors this approach, with heavy guitar riffs and lyrics that comment on the state of society.
Controversy
Controversy followed the band after the release of this album because of a song named 'Cop Killer' which was seen as controversial and led to strong opposition. - The song “Body Count” didn't attract the same level of controversy, but it bears the aggressive style and confrontational lyrics that are signature to the band.
Awards and Recognition
Despite the controversy surrounding the band, the debut album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) - While the song "Body Count" itself didn't win any awards, it played a fundamental role in introducing the band to a broader audience and establishing their style of music.
Live Performances
The song "Body Count" quickly became a staple of the band's live performances, allowing them to showcase their aggressive style and often fiery stage presence. - "Body Count" has been played live by the band at a number of top music festivals, reaching a wide range of audiences and contributing to the band's steadily growing fanbase.

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