Body Count (band)

American rap metal band
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Body Count are an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California.

Body Count
Body Count in 2019
Body Count in 2019
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresSpeed metal, crossover thrash, thrash metal
Years active1990—2006; 2009—present
LabelsSumerian, Escapi, Virgin, Sire
Ernie C
Vincent Price
Past member(s)Mooseman
Beatmaster V
D-Roc the Executioner
WebsiteOfficial website

The band was formed in 1990 by rapper Ice-T and some of his friends. They released their self-titled debut album, Body Count, on March 31, 1992. The album featured the controversial song "Cop Killer".

Band member Beatmaster V died in died of leukemia in 1996, Mooseman was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2001 and D-Roc the Executioner died in 2004 from lymphoma.

Cop Killer controversy


Their debut album featured the controversial song "Cop Killer" which received negative reactions from political figures like then-President George H.W. Bush, then-Vice President Dan Quayle and Tipper Gore, co-founder of Parents Music Resource Center. Ice-T decided to re-release the album with the song "Cop Killer" on it saying "I didn't want my band to get pigeon-holed as that's the only reason that record sold. It just got outta hand and I was just tired of hearing it. I said, 'fuck it,' I mean they're saying we did it for money, and we didn't. I'd gave the record away, ya know, let's move on, let's get back to real issues, not a record but the cops that are out there killing people."[1]

Band members

  • Beatmaster V – drums (1990—1996)
  • Mooseman – bass (1990—2001)
  • D-Roc the Executioner – rhythm guitar (1990—2004)
  • Griz – bass (2001)



Studio albums



  1. "A Roc Exclusive: Ice-T speaks out on censorship, Cop Killer, his leaving Warner Bros., and more". The Roc. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2013-01-16. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)

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