Body Count’s OZZFEST Performance Sent Powerful Messages CHECK OUT PHOTOS AND FOUND VIDEO OF Body Count's PERFORMANCE!
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Kids these day may only know Ice-T as “Fin” Tutuola from the long standing, television series Law & Order: SVU, but what they should really know is that Tracy Lauren Marrow (Ice-T’s given name) is not only an “Original Gangster” of west coast gangsta rap, but the frontman of the heavy metal band Body Count, a pioneer in the rap-metal genre (“Original Gangster is the name of Ice-T’s fourth rap studio album which featured a debut performance by Body Count on a track of the same name)
With six studio albums under their belt, their last album, “Bloodlust”, was released in 2017. Body Count and Ice-T have been raging against the system and social inequality since the start of the 90s, and “Bloodlust” hits all of those themes in their latest effort. Their performance at OZZFEST did the same.
From “Body Count’s In the House” to “No Live Matter” to “There Goes The Neighborhood” to “This is Why We Ride” … sure … fans were head-banging and raging to heavy riffs and pulverizing rhythms, but to me, Body Count’s performance felt like a call to arms. In today’s sociopolitical climate, it’s hard to deny that Body Count’s messaging embodies a majority of our countries frustrations and dissatisfaction and is all too relevant for the current times. Ice-T was powerful and forceful, and just as bad ass as I remembered him back in his New Jack City days. The dude and is still O.G. and Body Count is as relevant now as they were two decades ago…”