Body Count, fronted by Ice T, recently announced their radio single “No Lives Matter” and released their new album, Carnivore, on March 6th and I would love to set up an interview with you to discuss both releases. Carnivore features tribute songs for Lemmy (“Ace of Spades“) and Nipsey Hussle (“When I’m Gone” feat. Amy Lee) and in typical Body Count fashion doesn’t hold back on confronting social and political issues/injustices such as women’s rights, bullying, black rights and police brutality, and more. Body Count chose the album title, Carnivore, as a way of saying that humans are bloodthirsty and that we are in denial of how savage we are. The band also, just recently re-released “No Lives Matter”, which is more relevant than ever as Ice-T states in the music video intro, “It’s unfortunate that we even have to say ‘Black Lives Matter’. I mean, if you go through history nobody ever gave a fuck. I mean, you can kill black people in the street. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody goes to prison. But when I say ‘Black Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’, that’s like if I was to say ‘Gay Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’. If I said, ‘Women’s Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’. You’re diluting what I’m saying. You’re diluting the issue. The issue isn’t about everybody, it’s about black lives, at the moment.” Let me know if you would like to talk to the band bout the new album and “No Lives Matter”.
Body Count has always been at the forefront of protest music. It’s always been in the DNA of Body Count, since they started 30 years ago with the release of their debut self-titled album, which spurred the controversial track “Cop Killer“. Unfortunately, the track and the band’s protest music is still relatable nowadays. I would also love to have the band talk about that and celebrate all of the great protest music that has come out in the past few years, how he hopes to continue push boundaries and keep the conversation going about injustice, racism, social and political issues.