Body Count – Nominated For Grammy Award For ‘Best Metal Performance’
Los Angeles-based thrash metal outfit BODY COUNT are excited to announce their first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance with their controversial yet inspirational single, “Black Hoodie”, taken from their sixth full-length album, “Bloodlust”, out now via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. The 60th Grammy Awards show will air live from New York Cityâ€™s Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018.
â€œGot on a black hoodie, itâ€™s pulled on my head,
I didnâ€™t have a gun, so why am I dead?
You didnâ€™t have to shoot me, and thatâ€™s a known fact
And now Iâ€™m laying face down with bullets in my backâ€
Having been no strangers to tackling controversial current issues, as proven by the mass cultural movement erupted from their infamous 1992 single, “Cop Killer”, BODY COUNT continue to give a voice to the narrative surrounding police shootings as the single’s lyrics and music video echoes the tragic reality of too many inner city youth.
â€œThis is how it happenedÂ Out late night, just chilling with my cliqueÂ No one had a gun, everyoneâ€™s legitÂ One of my boyz is drunk, Iâ€™m talking tore backÂ He can barely talk off the cognacÂ Then the cops roll up; I donâ€™t know why he ran?Â Maybe traffic warrants I still donâ€™t understandÂ That motherf**kerâ€™s crazy, the homies laughÂ He mighta got a block and then we heard shots!â€
With a stirring music video directed by Treach from Naughty By Nature,Â Â Ice-T‘s chilling narrative on “Black Hoodie” is further solidified with a refrain from the KRS-One 1993 hit, “Sound of Da Police”, taken from KRS-One’s debut solo LP, “Return of the Boom Bap”.Â Ice-T states: “This type of thing happens everyday and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The (music) video speaks for itself.”
â€œThe f**ken cops shotâ€™em, yo my n***aâ€™s deadÂ They hit twice in da back, once in the head and legÂ We all went crazy on that pig sh*t,Â They aimed at us, they meant businessÂ They didnâ€™t have to shoot him,Â He didnâ€™t have a gunÂ What theyâ€™re gonna say is â€œwhy the f**k he run?!â€Â We canâ€™t be seeingâ€™ this, Iâ€™m like what the f**kÂ My man is laying dead, theyâ€™re still coffin him up!â€