Body Count Feat. Ice-T

Body Count Feat. Ice-T

Sunday 24 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2015 / 2018
Genre

Hardcore

Country

United States

Biography

Body Count are the undisputed pioneers of rap metal. Fronted by rap guru Ice-T, the group start their metal adventure in 1990, releasing their self-titled debut two years later. Ice-T doesn’t like to mince words and his metal project is the perfect vehicle to ventilate much of his frustration and discontent. He doesn’t shy away from any topic and the track ‘Cop Killer’ triggers a heated controversy. Subsequent pressings saw the incendiary track removed but not before kick-starting Body Count’s career. The recipe on their fifth and most recent album ‘Manslaughter’ (2014) hasn’t changed. Both lyrically and musically Body Count are not a rap star’s hobby project, they’re the real deal. The lyrics are lethal and the thrashcore/groove metal vibe is infectious. More topical than ever before due to recent police brutality, Ice T’s message that all lives matter resonates louder than ever before on ‘Bloodlust’ (2017). Things never change, or do they? (#GMM18)