Body Count is the eponymous debut album of American heavy metal band
Body Count. Released in 1992, the album material focuses on various
social and political issues ranging from police brutality to drug
abuse. The album presents a turning point in the career of Ice-T
(pictured), who co-wrote the album's songs with lead guitarist Ernie C
and performed as the band's lead singer. Previously known only as a
rapper, Ice-T's work with the band helped establish a crossover
audience with rock music fans. The album produced one single, "There
Goes the Neighborhood". Body Count is best known for the inclusion of
the controversial song "Cop Killer", which was the subject of much
criticism from various political figures, although many defended the
song on the basis of the group's right to freedom of speech. Ice-T
eventually chose to remove the song from the album, although it
continues to be performed live. While the album received mixed reviews,
it was ranked among The Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums of
1992, and is believed to have helped pave the way for the mainstream
success of the rapcore genre, although the album itself does not
feature rapping in any of its songs.
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Turned away, contorted (of the face or body).
2. Dryly humorous; sardonic or ironic.
3. Twisted, bent, crooked
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Fate with jealous eye does see
Two perfect loves, nor lets them
Their union would her ruin be,
And her tyrranic power depose.
And therefore her decrees of steel
Us as the distant Poles have placed
(Though Love's whole world on
us doth wheel)
Not by themselves to be embraced,
Unless the giddy heaven fall,
And earth some new convulsion tear;
And, us to join, the world should all
Be cramped into a
As lines (so loves) oblique may well
Themselves in every angle
But ours so truly parallel,
Though infinite, can never meet.
Therefore the love which us doth bind,
But Fate so enviously debars,
Is the conjunction of the mind,
opposition of the stars.
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