Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": crossover rapcore metal hardcore rap metal rock rap hip-hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

The Ice-T (Tracy Marrow, 16 February 1958, Newark, New Jersey, USA) spin-off metal/hardcore band, who achieved notoriety with the inclusion of the track ‘Cop Killer’ on their 1992 debut for Warner Brothers Records. Other songs included titles such as ‘KKK Bitch’ and ‘Bowels Of The Devil’, but it was ‘Cop Killer’ that effectively ended Ice-T’s tenure with his record company, and made him public enemy number one within the American establishment. Body Count made their debut during the inaugural Lollapalooza US festival tour in 1991, preceding the release of the album. The line-up was completed by Ernie-C (guitar), D-Roc (b. Dennis Miles, 1959, USA, d. 17 August 2004, USA; guitar), Mooseman (b. USA, d. 2000, USA; bass) and Beatmaster V (b. USA, d. 1996, USA; drums), whom Ice-T knew from Crenshaw High School in South Central Los Angeles. Although occasionally suffering from the misogynistic street language common to much US...

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