Star Apps: Body Count Featuring Ice-T
Rapper-actor Ice-T is a true original gangster. Best known to a younger generation as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Ice-T originally felt more at home on the other side of the law, committing crimes and later writing lyrics about them. His most controversial song, recorded with with his band Body Count, is “Cop Killer,” a polarizing track released between the Rodney King beating and the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Body Count’s latest album, “Manslaughter,” came out earlier this month, and the band will promote it on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour. I chatted with Ice-T about the “Cop Killer” controversy, being an OG, recovering from the loss of his parents and a horrific car accident, playing the law and outlaws, and his favorite apps.
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What can you tell us about the new Body Count album? It’s hardcore Ice-T. I think it’s lyrically one of my best records. You gotta go test it out. It might be too toxic for a lot of soft people. Body Count is grindhouse, ultraviolence, ultrasexual, but it’s meant to be taken with a grain of salt. It’s funny. It’s so outrageous. But I am striking on a lot of issues that need to be addressed today. You’re either gon… [Read more]
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