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12th Nov '11 12:19:23 AM PacificMackerel
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* VideoGames/BodyCount, a 2011 FPS.

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* VideoGames/BodyCount, VideoGame/BodyCount, a 2011 FPS.
5th Nov '11 4:51:04 PM PacificMackerel
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[[redirect:Music/BodyCount]]

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[[redirect:Music/BodyCount]]Can be either:

* Music/BodyCount, a band
* VideoGames/BodyCount, a 2011 FPS.
30th Sep '11 8:50:05 PM movie007
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Body_Count.jpg
[[caption-width:400:There Goes the Neighborhood]]

->''This next record is dedicated to some personal friends of mine - the L.A.P.D. For every cop that has ever taken advantage of somebody, beat 'em down or hurt 'em, 'cause they had long hair, listened to the wrong kind of music, wrong color, whatever they thought was the reason to do it - for every one of those fuckin' police, i'd like to take a pig out here in this parking lot and'' '''shoot 'em in their motherfuckin' face.'''
-->-'''Cop Killer'''

Body Count is an American HardcorePunk and ThrashMetal band formed in Los Angeles in 1990. The group was founded by rapper IceT. Ice-T founded the group out of his interest in heavy metal, and took on the role of vocalist for the group, writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs, while the music was written by lead guitarist Ernie C. The group's 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, WarnerBros. Records, defended the single, Ice-T chose to remove the track from the album because he felt that the controversy had eclipsed the music itself. The group left Sire the following year.

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!!Discography
* ''Body Count'' (1992)
* ''Born Dead'' (1994)
* ''Violent Demise: The Last Days'' (1997)
* ''Murder 4 Hire'' (2006)

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!!This group and its works are related to the following tropes:

* ControversyProofImage: The backlash against the song "Cop Killer" didn't hurt Body Count. In a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity subversion]], the album actually went Gold because of the controversy. Although they continued to release albums, none of them have had as much mainstream success as their debut.
* CoverVersion: "Hey Joe", done [[CoveredUp in the style of]] JimiHendrix' version of the song. Appeared on a Hendrix tribute album and Body Count's ''Born Dead'' album.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Entire concept of "KKK Bitch":
-->She said "I love you, but my daddy don't play, he's the fuckin' Grand Wizard of the KKK"
* DeathRow: "Dead Man Walking"
* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the "Cop Killer" controversy, they were often referred to as rappers, and the song as gangsta rap, instead of a punk band performing a PunkRap song.
* ForGreatJustice: The song ''Born Dead'' states that BC stands for "truth, justice and '''FUCK THE AMERICAN WAY'''".
* HollywoodVoodoo: The song "Voodoo".
* {{Music/Instrumentals}}: "C Note" and "Mr. C's Theme"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Bring It To Pain"
* MuggingTheMonster: In "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight", about a teenager murdering his racist mother, and "Cop Killer", about murdering crooked, racist police.
* NewSoundAlbum: Their debut was mostly HardcorePunk, ''Born Dead'' was mostly ThrashMetal, and ''Violent Demise'' was mostly HeavyMetal. ''Murder 4 Hire'' returned to the band's thrash/hardcore roots.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck the police! Fuck the police!"
* PoliceBrutality: "Cop Killer" is about this.
* PowerBallad: "The Winner Loses"
* {{Prison}}: "Bowels of the Devil"
* RefugeInAudacity: Many of their songs are this.
* RefugeInVulgarity: This too.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The main character in "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight" sets his mother on fire, beats her to death with a Louisville slugger, chops up her body, and spreads the parts across the country.

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Body_Count.jpg
[[caption-width:400:There Goes the Neighborhood]]

->''This next record is dedicated to some personal friends of mine - the L.A.P.D. For every cop that has ever taken advantage of somebody, beat 'em down or hurt 'em, 'cause they had long hair, listened to the wrong kind of music, wrong color, whatever they thought was the reason to do it - for every one of those fuckin' police, i'd like to take a pig out here in this parking lot and'' '''shoot 'em in their motherfuckin' face.'''
-->-'''Cop Killer'''

Body Count is an American HardcorePunk and ThrashMetal band formed in Los Angeles in 1990. The group was founded by rapper IceT. Ice-T founded the group out of his interest in heavy metal, and took on the role of vocalist for the group, writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs, while the music was written by lead guitarist Ernie C. The group's 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, WarnerBros. Records, defended the single, Ice-T chose to remove the track from the album because he felt that the controversy had eclipsed the music itself. The group left Sire the following year.

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!!Discography
* ''Body Count'' (1992)
* ''Born Dead'' (1994)
* ''Violent Demise: The Last Days'' (1997)
* ''Murder 4 Hire'' (2006)

----
!!This group and its works are related to the following tropes:

* ControversyProofImage: The backlash against the song "Cop Killer" didn't hurt Body Count. In a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity subversion]], the album actually went Gold because of the controversy. Although they continued to release albums, none of them have had as much mainstream success as their debut.
* CoverVersion: "Hey Joe", done [[CoveredUp in the style of]] JimiHendrix' version of the song. Appeared on a Hendrix tribute album and Body Count's ''Born Dead'' album.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Entire concept of "KKK Bitch":
-->She said "I love you, but my daddy don't play, he's the fuckin' Grand Wizard of the KKK"
* DeathRow: "Dead Man Walking"
* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the "Cop Killer" controversy, they were often referred to as rappers, and the song as gangsta rap, instead of a punk band performing a PunkRap song.
* ForGreatJustice: The song ''Born Dead'' states that BC stands for "truth, justice and '''FUCK THE AMERICAN WAY'''".
* HollywoodVoodoo: The song "Voodoo".
* {{Music/Instrumentals}}: "C Note" and "Mr. C's Theme"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Bring It To Pain"
* MuggingTheMonster: In "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight", about a teenager murdering his racist mother, and "Cop Killer", about murdering crooked, racist police.
* NewSoundAlbum: Their debut was mostly HardcorePunk, ''Born Dead'' was mostly ThrashMetal, and ''Violent Demise'' was mostly HeavyMetal. ''Murder 4 Hire'' returned to the band's thrash/hardcore roots.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck the police! Fuck the police!"
* PoliceBrutality: "Cop Killer" is about this.
* PowerBallad: "The Winner Loses"
* {{Prison}}: "Bowels of the Devil"
* RefugeInAudacity: Many of their songs are this.
* RefugeInVulgarity: This too.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The main character in "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight" sets his mother on fire, beats her to death with a Louisville slugger, chops up her body, and spreads the parts across the country.
[[redirect:Music/BodyCount]]
2nd Aug '11 10:43:37 AM DocStrange
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* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the cop killer controversy, they were often referred to as rappers, and the song as gangsta rap.

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* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the cop killer "Cop Killer" controversy, they were often referred to as rappers, and the song as gangsta rap.rap, instead of a punk band performing a PunkRap song.
25th May '11 8:27:15 AM TheUrbanPrince
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* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the cop killer controversy, they were often referred to as rappers, and the song as gangsta rap.
20th May '11 9:04:15 PM HoriatioManBlower
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->"''When we initially came out, my agenda was not to be a [[RapRock rap/rock]] band. My agenda was to redefine hardcore metal. If you listen to the first record, I don't rap! I didn't want to go out there and perform with {{Korn}}. I wanted to go out with {{Slayer}}.''"
-->-'''[[{{IceT}} Ice-T]]'''
2nd May '11 1:06:13 AM HoriatioManBlower
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->"''When we initially came out, my agenda was not to be a rap/rock band. My agenda was to redefine hardcore metal. If you listen to the first record, I don't rap! I didn't want to go out there and perform with {{Korn}}. I wanted to go out with {{Slayer}}.''"

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->"''When we initially came out, my agenda was not to be a rap/rock [[RapRock rap/rock]] band. My agenda was to redefine hardcore metal. If you listen to the first record, I don't rap! I didn't want to go out there and perform with {{Korn}}. I wanted to go out with {{Slayer}}.''"
27th Apr '11 3:28:58 AM Smapti
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->"''When we initially came out, my agenda was not to be a rap/rock band. My agenda was to redefine hardcore metal. If you listen to the first record, I don't rap! I didn't want to go out there and perform with Korn. I wanted to go out with Slayer.''"

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->"''When we initially came out, my agenda was not to be a rap/rock band. My agenda was to redefine hardcore metal. If you listen to the first record, I don't rap! I didn't want to go out there and perform with Korn. {{Korn}}. I wanted to go out with Slayer.{{Slayer}}.''"
27th Apr '11 3:25:52 AM Smapti
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* PowerBallad: "The Winner Loses"
27th Apr '11 3:21:35 AM Smapti
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-->-'''Cop Killer'''

->"''When we initially came out, my agenda was not to be a rap/rock band. My agenda was to redefine hardcore metal. If you listen to the first record, I don't rap! I didn't want to go out there and perform with Korn. I wanted to go out with Slayer.''"
-->-'''[[{{IceT}} Ice-T]]'''
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