In the wake of recent police-involved deaths across America, Body Count has renewed its call for action by reminding audiences of a key topic.
The band released the radio edit of its 2017 song ‘No Lives Matter‘ Wednesday. The song reminds audiences that the matter of police violence is not about skin color, but more about money. Front man Ice-T even notes in the song’s opening verse, “Honestly it ain’t just black/It’s yellow, it’s brown, it’s red/It’s anyone who ain’t got cash/Poor whites/That they call trash/They can’t f*** with us/Once you realize/We’re all on the same side/They can’t/Split us up/And let ’em prosper off the divide.”
He goes on to note that “racism is real/But not it” and that “right now/It’s them against us.”
‘No Lives Matter’ is featured in Body Count’s 2017 album Bloodlust.
Century Media Records Director Philipp Schulte discussed during a recent interview, the decision to re-release the song amid ongoing tensions between people and the police.
“As a company we felt it was necessary to release this single as a way to actively participate in the change that is needed to combat police brutality and racism,” he said. “It is a first step in doing our part to inspire unity and transformation.”
The re-release of ‘No Lives Matter’ comes less than a month after the band debuted the video for its latest single ‘Point The Finger‘ from its latest album Carnivore.
These songs are not the only times that Ice-T has taken on the law enforcement community. He rose to fame with Body Count in 1992 with the song ‘Cop Killer,’ which was itself another song about police brutality, much as with this song. The song brought to the fore, the issue of censorship in music while also bringing increased attention to the hot-button topic.
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