In a New York Times article published in , Ice-T makes it clear that, although this song is written in a first-person narrative, the song is fiction, not fact. The Los Angeles Times echoed those rumors, and noted that Dr. Ice-T has referred to it as a " protest record. Ice-T stated of the song, "I'm singing in the first person as a character who is fed up with police brutality. Apparently that record was passed over by multiple labels over the likely controversial track.
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I want a recognition that [Time Warner] kuller a mistake, that they hurt some folks, and that they will be responsible in the future. Eventually, even President George Bush Snr. Who Gives co; Fuck? And yet one of them was condemned by the president and the other won four Academy Awards.
I got my black shirt on I got my black gloves on I got my ski mask on This shit's been too long.
Making A Killing: Body Count And The Cop Killer Controversy
You could say it all started with a song. Features Making A Killing: Then there was a deeper criticism from within the hip-hop world.
And, in one case, a long-awaited, fop and potentially profitable Warner Bros. During the peak of the uproar, Time Warner officials declined to comment on kioler maneuverings of the opposition, but released a bold statement which said: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Retrieved from " https: How do we account for this difference? We are going to pursue Time Warner to the full extent of the law in as many jurisdictions as we can.
Body Count – Out In The Parking Lot/Cop Killer Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
I got my brain on hype Tonight'll be your night I got this long-assed knife And your neck looks just right. This was the first time in twenty years that a sound recording had come before the censorship body, and the first ever case involving popular music. Ice-T is not the first artist to put a 'cop killer' theme in United States popular culture.
Cop killer, better you than me I'm a cop killer, fuck police brutality Cop killer, I know your family's grievin' Fuck 'em Cop killer, but tonight we get even.
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Apparently that record was passed over by multiple labels over the likely controversial track. Ice-T's financial success cannot excuse the vileness of his message Cop killer, good choice, cop killer I'm a muthafuckin' cop killer.
What have the artists said about the song?
Cop killler, cop killer, cop killer, cop killer Cop killer, what you're gonna be when you grown up? There Goes the Neighbourhood. Some viewed it that way. The song's lyrics about "cop killing" provoked much controversy and negative reactions from political figures of the time, such as President George H.
The 'Cop Killer' song has been implicated in at least two shooting incidents and has inflamed racial tensions in cities across the country. The studio version of "Cop Killer" has not been re-released, although a live version of the song appears on the release Body Count: Following its release, the song was met with strong opposition, with critics ranging from President George H. Well, that was just an extra slap in the face.
This theme has been the subject of countless cinematic and literary works, and has appeared many times before in popular music. At the July annual shareholders' meeting for Time Warner, actor Charlton Hestonwho was a minor Time Warner shareholder, was given the opportunity to address the crowd, and, in a well lce speech, recited lyrics from both "Cop Dop and another song from Body Count"KKK Bitch" — which namechecked Tipper Gore herself — in an attempt to embarrass company executives into dropping the album.
Its lyrics were influenced by the several cases of police brutality in Los Angeles.