Body Count (band)
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Speed metal, crossover thrash, thrash metal|
|Years active||1990—2006; 2009—present|
|Labels||Sumerian, Escapi, Virgin, Sire|
D-Roc the Executioner
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 change
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."
Band members change
- Ice-T – vocals (1990—present)
- Ernie C – lead guitar (1990—present)
- O.T. – drums (1997—present)
- Vincent Price – bass (2001—present)
- Bendrix – rhythm guitar (2004—present)
Studio albums change
- "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.