Cop Killer (song)

1992 song performed by Body Count

"Cop Killer" is a very controversial song by the music group Body Count. It is off their 1992 self entitled album. The lyrics are sung in the first person of a single who is mad because of the police brutality and thinks to take the law into his own hands by killing violent, mad police officers. The song, which lyricist Ice T said it to be as a "protest record."[2] It was made in 1990, and was mostly inspired by bands like Talking Heads.[3]

"Cop Killer"
Single by Body Count
from the album Body Count
Released1992[1]
Recorded1991
GenreHardcore punk, Speed metal[1]
Length3:15
LabelSire/Warner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s)Ice-T
Ernie C
Producer(s)Ice-T
Ernie C
Body Count singles chronology
"There Goes the Neighborhood"
(1992)
"Cop Killer"
(1992)
"Hey Joe"
(1993)
"There Goes the Neighborhood"
(1992)
"Cop Killer"
(1992)
"Hey Joe"
(1993)

Track listingEdit

No. Title Length
1. "There Goes the Neighborhood"   4:01
2. "Voodoo"   5:01
3. "Bowels of the Devil"   3:43
4. "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight"   6:11
5. "Cop Killer"   3:15

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marrow, Tracy; Century, Douglas (2011). "Freedom of Speech". Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—from South Central to Hollywood. Random House. pp. 127–140. ISBN 978-0-345-52328-0.
  2. Ice T; Sigmund, Heidi (1994). The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?. Pan Books. ISBN 0-330-33629-0.
  3. "Body Count". Escapi Music Group. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-24.