Ice-T teamed up with former Crenshaw High classmates Ernie C, Mooseman, Beatmaster V and D-Roc to form the hardcoreband Body
Count in 1990. The group's debut album was extremely controversial, due to the inclusion of "Cop Killer", an attack onpolice brutality. When the
controversy eclipsed the album's musical merits, Ice-T removed the track from the album. Body Counthas since released three more albums,
"Born Dead", "Violent Demise: The Last Days", and "Murder 4 Hire".