Cop Killer (song)

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"Cop Killer"
Single by Body Count
from the album Body Count
Released 1992[1]
Recorded 1991
Genre Hardcore punk, Speed metal[1]
Length 3:15
Label Sire/Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Ice-T
Ernie C.
Producer Ice-T
Ernie C.
Body Count singles chronology
"There Goes the Neighborhood"
(1992)
"Cop Killer"
(1992)
"Hey Joe"
(1993)

"Cop Killer" is a very controversial song by the music group Body Count. It is off their 1992 self entitled album. The lyrics are sung in the first person of a single who is mad because of the police brutality and thinks to take the law into his own hands by killing violent, mad police officers. The song, which lyricist Ice T said it to be as a "protest record."[2] It was made in 1990, and was mostly inspired by bands like Talking Heads.[3]

Track listing[change | edit source]

No. Title Length
1. "There Goes the Neighborhood"   4:01
2. "Voodoo"   5:01
3. "Bowels of the Devil"   3:43
4. "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight"   6:11
5. "Cop Killer"   3:15

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marrow, Tracy; Century, Douglas (2011). "Freedom of Speech". Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—from South Central to Hollywood. Random House. pp. 127–140. ISBN 978-0-345-52328-0.
  2. The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?. Pan Books. 1994. ISBN 0330336290.
  3. "Body Count". Escapi Music Group. http://www.escapimusic.com/eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=31. Retrieved 2007-08-24.