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The tension mounts... Last.fm Music | Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. / All rights reserved. Yo Ernie C, take these motherfuckers home, yeah 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 The group is fronted by Ice-T, who 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. [Verse Three: Ice-T] Rock'N'Roll is truly black music Why would I lie about the body count? (Huh?) Last weekend thirty seven kids killed in gang warfare in my back yard I was a brother with opened eyes? Why would I lie about the body count? (Tell us what to do?) Thirty on me, so I got me (I got me) I heard a sucka died at the light (Uh, pop), ayy that was like last week (Tell us what to do?) don't you hear the guns SHIT AIN'T LIKE THAT! or a cop shot your kid in the backyard. with a case of hand grenades. Ice-T eventually recalled the album and re-released it without the inclusion of the song, which was given away as a free single. NO! But who want the clout? Similarly, the highly respected fiddler Tommy Jarrell wrote and sang 'Policeman', which begins, 'Policeman come and I didn't want to go this morning, so I shot him in the head with my 44.' Tell us what to do... Fuck you! the tension mounts. Fuck you! Posted a picture while he in the 'spital (Ayy) Fifty over there with my auntie (*Whistle*) Yeah, we in the house, Body Count fools, 1991 muthafuckas. [Break: Ice-T] If your kid got killed on the way to school Released on Body Count's 1992 self-titled debut album, the song was written two years earlier, and was partially influenced by "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads.. You know, The Cosby Show, Ozzie and Harriet You'd know what to do Might be time for a swap meet (Uh, wake up) Niggas ain't gang, they goofy, get gemstarred runnin' they mouth Posted a picture while he in the 'spital (Ayy) According to Ernie C, the controversy over the song "still lingers for us, even now. You know, and as far as I'm concerned music is music How do we account for this difference? (Huh?) [9][10] Within a week, they were joined by police organizations across the United States.[4]. Who want the clout? Who want the clout? I was a nigga with open eyes? You know what you'd do "Cop Killer" is a song composed by Ernie C with lyrics by Ice-T for American heavy metal band Body Count, of which they were both members. Yo, Beatmaster, take these muthafuckas Because of the use of rock'n'roll in your music [13] After reviewing the various submissions, and listening carefully to the album, the Tribunal found the song "Cop Killer" to be "not exhortatory", saw the album as displaying "an honest purpose", and found Body Count not indecent. the tension mounts, Kill a nigga quick like a Nazi "[10], Over the next month, controversy against the band grew. An Ice-T spinoff that became more popular for the controversial track "Cop Killer" than for its pummeling, urban speed metal. Say, who want the clout? Only way we sparin' if we see a car seat I gradudated from drive-bys (Yeah) When the jakes as questions, everybody play slow [6] According to his 1994 book The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?, Ice-T decided to remove the song from the album of his own volition. Posted a picture while he in the 'spital (Ayy) Ozzie and Harriet, you know, where The world's insane Posted a picture while he in the 'spital (Ayy) And uhh.. I ain't never killed no cop. [4] Body Count was removed from the shelves of a retail store in Greensboro, North Carolina, after local police had told the management that they would no longer respond to any emergency calls at the store if they continued to sell the album. Why would I lie about the body count? I'm who they call when it's bustin' (Uh-huh) I can't talk to the cops, that's not me (Uh-uh) Some have said; you have sold out But uhh.. Those who work closely with the families and friends of slain officers volunteering for the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, are outraged by the message of 'Cop Killer'. I gotta die before you realize Body Count lyrics - 91 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Evil Dick", "KKK Bitch", "Body Count's In The House". Why would you pull up on me unannounced? Everything we did, we had full control over. Expressing regret at the circumstances leading to Ice-T's departure, Ostin praised him as "a terrific artist who spoke the truth". "[8], Further controversy and decision to withdraw song, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves, "Hang the MC Blaming hip hop for violence: a four-part series", "Despite a high body count of its own, band is a survivor", "Popular Culture and Social Control: The Moral Panic on Music Labeling. To get a message through Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group's music. Ice-T has referred to it as a "protest record. Fuck you! Who want the clout? Many individuals of the law enforcement profession do not want anyone to scrutinize their actions, but want to scrutinize the actions of others. "Cop Killer" is a song composed by Ernie C with lyrics by Ice-T for American heavy metal band Body Count, of which they were both members. Tell us what to do... Fuck you! But perhaps the best-known case is Eric Clapton's cover version of Bob Marley and the Wailers' 'I Shot the Sheriff', which reached the top of the U.S. music charts in the mid-1970s (a feat not approached by Ice-T). To get a message through I'm hold loose at the haunted house Who want the clout? (Tell us what to do?) [3] "Cop Killer" was written in 1990, and had been performed live several times, including at the 1991 Lollapalooza tour, before it had been recorded in a studio. Can't tote these Glocks, these bitches hot to South Central. (Tell us what to do?) (Huh?) [Chorus: Mozzy] This is the original and first release. Others defended the song on the basis of the band's First Amendment rights. And I'm living in black reign on with the Body Count. AR-15, make it "bladadadadah" like Mozzy (Mozzy) You know, sometimes I sit at home, you know, and I watch TV Shit would hit the fan motherfucker and it will hit real hard The Body Count album containing 'Cop Killer' was shipped throughout the United States in miniature body bags. Posted a picture while he in the 'spital (Ayy) Last weekend thirty-seven kids killed in gang warfare, In the end, Ice-T decided to leave because he could not allow tampering with his work. 'I Shot the Sheriff', though, never suffered the sort of moral and political attacks that 'Cop Killer' did. He goin' up, gang on the likes (Huh?) You try to ban the A.K., Flash, all he seein' is paparazzi Advisory - the following lyrics contain explicit language: You know sometimes I sit at home, you know, CLEAT (Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas) called for a boycott of all products by Time Warner in order to secure the removal of the song and album from stores. Fuck you! Fuck you! Body Count is an American thrash metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Who want the clout? The homie talkin' 'bout his war stories, I was half-sleep on that nigga (I was half-sleep) You try to ban the A.K [Hook: Body Count] I do what I like, I happen to like Rock'N'Roll You know, where Cops come and got your cat outta the tree (Huh?) on with the Body Count. The tension mounts, on with the Body Count [17], Some death threats were sent to Warner Bros. Records executives, and some stockholders threatened to pull out of the company. Switch gon' make that bitch start spittin' fast, kamikaze (Grrt) Jump out, gang shit not sweet (Jump out) Tell us what to do... Fuck you! [19], The studio version of "Cop Killer" has not been re-released, although a live version of the song appears on the 2005 release Body Count: Live in LA. Body Count Lyrics: Ice-T, after your tremendous success on your past album / Some have said; you have sold out / Because of the use of rock'n'roll in your music / How do you reply to that? You gon' fuck around and die on the stage, nigga, at a show be on rap beef I hear it every night, On “Body Count,” Jessie Reyez voices out the right to love whoever she pleases. Why would you pull up on me unannounced? [16], The National Black Police Association opposed the boycott of Time Warner and the attacks on "Cop Killer", identifying police brutality as the cause of much anti-police sentiment, and proposing the creation of independent civilian review boards "to scrutinize the actions of our law enforcement officers" as a way of ending the provocations that caused artists such as Body Count "to respond to actions of police brutality and abuse through their music. I pray in the mornin', I go get the dough, then I thank Him at night (Yeah, what you thank him for?) to the red, white and you? I feel sorry for anybody who only listens to one form of music I hear it every night, It's all kinda zombies runnin' in and out He goin' up, gang on the likes Boy, that nigga dead, don't touch him Got your Glizzy on you, but is you gon' catch a homi'? [Chorus: Mozzy & King Von] Copyright: Writer(s): Ernest T. Cunnigan, Tracy Lauren Marrow Lyrics Terms of Use. [Intro: Mozzy] Tell us what to do... Fuck you! and I'm livin' in black rain. But you see.. Released on Body Count's 1992 self-titled debut album, the song was written two years earlier, and was partially influenced by "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads. He goin' up, gang on the likes Perhaps Body Count was intentionally humorous -- although the group's follow-up, Born Dead, suggests that it wasn't -- but in any case, the record was simply embarrassing. God damn, what a brother gotta do [Outro: Ice-T] and I'm livin' in black rain, When I'm on your car, ain't no stoppin' at stop signs (Boom, boom) The tension mounts... On what many view as his strongest album, Ice-T introduced the world to his mix of hardcore/metal and rap music. I'm hold loose at the haunted house In that same year, fellow Los Angeles band Rage Against the Machine was recording their debut, self titled album. Read Full Biography. Why would you pull up on me unannounced? Goddamn what a brotha gotta do I gotta die before you realize [8], The recorded version mentions then-Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates, and Rodney King, a black motorist whose beating by LAPD officers had been caught on videotape. Used to be opps on a nigga top every day Shooter shootin' out the passenger (Ayy), shooter shootin' out the back seat We hit him five time, that nigga died and came back to life And anybody who said that I've sold out, they can basically suck my dick He goin' up, gang on the likes (Yeah), Run up, broad-day on one of these niggas, no mans, bare-face, Can't sit behind me, I don't trust him (Uh-huh), Got your Glizzy on you, but is you gon' catch a homi'?

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