No Lives Matter to Body Count

2017-02-17 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 44 Comments
Body Count have released the lead single from their upcoming album Bloodlust, out March 31 via Century Media. The song is accompanied by a music video, opened by a spoken word social commentary by Ice T regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and its criticisms, and accompanied by numerous statistics about police violence towards civilians.

You can view the video here: http://loudwire.com/body-count-no-lives-matter-exclusive-video-premiere/

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bloc
February 17th 2017
53410 Comments


Solid track.

I was thinking the opening monologue was gonna be cheesy, but it was actually pretty fuckin good.

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BeyondCosby
February 17th 2017
2288 Comments


Finally, a reason for Body Count to be pissed. Manslaughter was alright but ultimately goofy at times because all I could picture was Ice-T in his mansion coming up with reasons to be angry. Now he's actually got a reason to be pissed.

twlichty
February 17th 2017
3812 Comments


those riffs were actually pretty good and heavy. vocals are terrible tho wow

SteakByrnes
February 17th 2017
13877 Comments


I had never seen a 3 string bass before watching that video, otherwise it was a decent track

Also it said that Randy Blythe is gonna be featured on the album, gotta check that when it's out

botb
February 17th 2017
12114 Comments


I've always thought this band was corny but I enjoyed this song at least.

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DatsNotDaMetulz
February 17th 2017
3774 Comments


Yeah Randy Blythe is on a track called Walk With Me... while Dave Mustaine and Max Cavalera are also guests. One of the tracks is a cover of Raining Blood and Postmortem by Slayer.

01. Civil War (feat. Dave Mustaine)
02. The Ski Mask Way
03. This Is Why We Ride
04. All Love Is Lost (feat. Max Cavalera)
05. Raining Blood / Postmortem (SLAYER medley)
06. God, Please Believe Me
07. Walk With Me… (feat. Randy Blythe)
08. Here I Go Again
09. No Lives Matter
10. Bloodlust
11. Black Hoodie

MillionDead
February 17th 2017
981 Comments


Pretty good song. I only have room a for a few corny rapcore/rap rock/rap metal projects in my heart, but Body Count is definitely one of them. Also, the message is great of course.

InFlamesWeThrash666
February 17th 2017
8527 Comments


This is actually pretty cool

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dfevil085
February 17th 2017
1301 Comments


Pretty good track, might need to check these guys out more.

rc239
February 17th 2017
236 Comments


i find this weirdly enjoyable for some reason

DinosaurJones
February 17th 2017
9977 Comments


Better than most of the new tracks I've heard over the past few days.

snerefedsav
February 17th 2017
948 Comments


seems kind of weird to me that dave mustaine is featuring considering what kind of politics he's about vs what ice-t is about

SteveOffProbation
February 18th 2017
1445 Comments


holy shit t really cannot rap to save his life

Intro monologe was quality, if not something that's been said 50 times before though. a bit late on the train.

whole track is beyond cornball

cloakanddagger
February 18th 2017
309 Comments


I'm surprised that Dave Mustaine would be featured on an album like this.
Song is good though, one of the better political songs released recently.

DeadGuy
February 18th 2017
969 Comments


It's because Mustaine and Body Count like money more than their personal beliefs, or they just respect each other as musicians.

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Typhoon24
February 18th 2017
1929 Comments


ice t the og

Snide
February 18th 2017
7050 Comments


Cool track.

TheSupernatural
February 19th 2017
1747 Comments


Best nu metal song I've heard in a while, but maybe that's not saying much. Nonpoint and Flaw put out good albums last year too

Snide
February 19th 2017
7050 Comments


I'm relatively happy with the message of the track too, even if I don't agree with all of it.

I'm glad Ice-T is taking a public stance against the non-stop race baiting that's been going on.

MegaResurrectedJake4
February 19th 2017
225 Comments


best song I've heard by this band. Message is solid. Vocals could be better... much better. still good tho

becomesmusical
February 20th 2017
85 Comments


I've admittedly never been a huge Body Count fan, but this track's really solid on both musical and ideological grounds. Keep up the good work, Ice T.

Dedes
February 20th 2017
6023 Comments


I remember when I saw body count at Mayhem they literally just yelled FUCK THE POLICE for a whole song. Not the greatest first impression but hell maybe they're good

SteveOffProbation
February 20th 2017
1445 Comments


no, that's pretty much just the band

ZippaThaRippa
February 20th 2017
10465 Comments


Ice T is the fucking man

Dedes
February 20th 2017
6023 Comments


Track number 9 being called "No Lives Matter" is the biggest middle finger Ice T can give.

Maco097
February 20th 2017
2962 Comments


Best nu metal song I've heard in a while

Hahahaha

Dedes
February 20th 2017
6023 Comments


Songs pretty cool, solid riffs and interesting theme. The vox are kind of subpar though

DatsNotDaMetulz
February 21st 2017
3774 Comments


Apparently Civil War is like the "Cop Killer" of this album and relates to the two extremes (alt-right and antifa) almost going all out against each other. Perhaps that's why Ice T, the outspoken Trump critic, got the Christian conservative Dave Mustaine on it.

AngryLittleAlchemist
March 25th 2017
1999 Comments


The political message in this song is so fucking confused

He's essentially saying "ITS ALL ABOUT RACE BUT HONESTLY ITS NOT ABOUT RACE ITS ABOUT MONEY BUT YOUR STILL WHITE SO WHO CARES BUT YOUR CALLED WHITE TRASH SO WHERE ON THE SAME SIDE"

Instrumentals are okay i guess

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 25th 2017
3774 Comments


The way I read it is: Black Lives Matter is an important movement for establishing equality as racism is still a problem, by trying to dilute the issue you're not helping. Besides, arguing that "all lives matter" is a fallacy in and of itself because although you may try to claim equality under that, in the end you don't mean anything to those with the power and the money either. if Black Lives Matter can make a difference for black people, then it will work across the board for everyone because of the effect it would have on those in power.

That's what I think Ice is saying.

Typhoon24
March 27th 2017
1929 Comments


^i generally agree but thing the message was simpler than that: Black lives never mattered. proof: all of history and ice-t and his peers in the 80s and future hip hop torch bearers rapped about the same exact thing going on and public attention was never raised this significantly since rodney king. he's now saying this hatred isn't so much a "we hate black people because of their skin color, we just hate hate anyone whose poor because they have interests opposite to ours and want us to pay. hence no lives matter"

idk if it was any simpler my bad

scoopitypoop
August 9th 2018
78 Comments


How can Ice-T make a song like this while he's been playing a cop for years in Law and Order? lol

iglu
August 9th 2018
1204 Comments


Maybe ice t was the criminal master mind behind all those law and order cases

DatsNotDaMetulz
August 9th 2018
3774 Comments


it's called acting, buddy

artiswar
August 9th 2018
5919 Comments


I like this song a lot and I don't know how I feel about that.

scoopitypoop
August 10th 2018
78 Comments


It's called being a hypocrite. He wants to preach police brutality but he gets a fat ass check acting as one. What a bitch

kintups55
August 10th 2018
201 Comments


It's pretty funny that someone who made a song called "Cop Killer" plays one on TV now, but being a critic of police brutality doesn't equate to hating all members of the police force in America.

DatsNotDaMetulz
August 10th 2018
3774 Comments


Only just noticed this but...

"holy shit t really cannot rap to save his life"

Wow now that's just rap blasphemy right there.

DatsNotDaMetulz
August 10th 2018
3774 Comments


Also just cos you play a certain role doesn't mean you endorse them. Do you think the dude who played Dexter is really a serial killer?

artiswar
August 10th 2018
5919 Comments


I assumed he was and got caught because I haven't seen him in anything since Dexter :/

kintups55
August 11th 2018
201 Comments


He could endorse good police work and he probably does. Most people outside of extremists don't hate all cops, they just want the bad ones who abuse their power to be punished and rightfully so.

As far as I know, Ice-T's character doesn't shoot unarmed black men or abuse his power at the detriment of citizens, so saying he can't speak out on police brutality because he plays a cop on TV isn't a very good point.

cojamneko
August 11th 2018
359 Comments


M/

Storm In A Teacup
August 11th 2018
24818 Comments


As bad as some punk vocals are you could argue some of this is a punk album. Ice T goes in with the riffs.

zaruyache
August 11th 2018
19972 Comments


it's not so much the concept of police as the state that defines them, and I'd assume T prefers his character to represent a cop that doesn't innately further a white supremacist agenda like most do in reality. Or it's a paycheck, whatevs.

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