Cop Killer" is a song composed by Ernie C with words by Ice-T for American heavy metal band Body Count, of which they were both members. Released on Body Count's 1992 self-titled debut album, the song was written two years earlier, and was partially influenced by "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads.
Body Count is the eponymous debut studio album by American crossover thrash band Body Count, released on March 31, 1992 by Sire Records. The album's material focuses on various social and political issues ranging from police brutality to drug abuse. It also presents a turning point in the career of Ice-T, who co-wrote the album's songs with lead guitarist Ernie C and performed as the band's lead singer.
Produced by Ernie C. & Ice-T. Cop Killer Lyrics COP KILLER, better you than me COP KILLER, fuck police brutality! COP KILLER, I know your family's grievin'. FUCK 'EM! COP KILLER, but tonight we get even
Cop killer, better you than me. Cop killer, f-k police brutality! Cop killer, I know your momma's grieving, (f-k her!) Cop killer, but tonight we get even, yeah! Die, die, die pig, die! f-k the police! f-k the police! f-k the police! f-k the police! f-k the police! f-k the police! f-k the police! f-k the police! Yeah! Cop killer, better you than me. I'm a cop killer, f-k police brutality! Cop killer, I know your family's grieving, (f-k 'em!) Cop killer, but tonight we get even, ha ha ha ha, yeah! . Cop killer, I know your momma's grieving, (f-k her!) Cop killer, but tonight we get even!Writer/s: ERNEST T. CUNNIGAN, TRACY LAUREN MARROW Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind. More songs from Body Count. More songs that were banned. More songs from 1992.
But Cop Killer had moved the needle of America’s mainstream consciousness, which was then primed for the arrival of Rage Against The Machine’s debut album that November. It had continued a conversation in a long lineage of popular music that asked sadly pertinent questions of the function of police in society and what, truly, was a black person’s life worth in America. Ice-T and Body Count didn’t shut up, either. After the original version of the album was pulled from shelves, the band distributed free singles of Cop Killer at shows.
The rap performer Ice-T said yesterday that the song "Cop Killer" would be dropped from his "Body Count" album at his request because the record company distributing the album had received death threats. At a joint news conference, Warner Brothers Records said it would "effective immediately cease the manufacture and distribution" of the album "as it now stands" and would replace it with a version without the song and with amended artwork. The new version of 'Body Count' will be put into production on an . Continue reading the main story.
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