Body Count Concert Photos featuring Ice T

 Body Count photos, all images ©chad lee photography

Body Count

Memphis, Tn August 6, 2014 

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Body Count is a  heavy metal band formed in Los AngelesCalifornia, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who co-founded the group with  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. Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group’s music. Their controversial self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records in 1992.

The song “Cop Killer” was the subject of much controversy. Although Sire Records’ parent company, Warner Bros. Records, defended the single, Ice-T chose to remove the track.  Because he felt that the controversy had eclipsed the music itself. The group left Sire the following year. Since then, they have released four further albums on different labels, none of which have been received as commercially or critically well as their debut album.

Three out of the band’s original six members are deceased: D-Roc died from lymphoma. Beatmaster V from leukemia and Mooseman in a drive-by shooting.