Body Count take on police brutality with “Black Hoodie”

Posted by on March 24, 2017

In the beginning of “Black Hoodie,” another song from Body Count’s forthcoming Bloodlust, Ice-T says he’s been talking about police brutality for over 20 years. That’s the truth, given that he was rapping about it even before he formed Body Count. However, with the Trayvon Martin case kicking off a highly-publicized and unfortunate string of unarmed black men being shot, it’s just as relevant in recent years. That’s the point of the song, which it appears is about Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot by an overzealous “neighborhood watchman.” Granted, that’s not a policeman, but given the high-profile incidents that have taken place since then, it’s timely.The song also quotes KRS One’s 1993 track “Sound of the Police.” The video, nicely shot by Itchy House films, cuts  between Body Count hanging out in a warehouse that looks suspiciously close to Metal Insider’s Weehawken, NJ headquarters and a man getting shot because he’s wearing a hoodie. If that sounds a little bit like Fit For An Autopsy’s Will Putney as a cop in the beginning of the track, that’s because it is (he produced the album). 

We’re one week away from Body Count’s Bloodlust, and having heard “The Ski Mask Way,” “No Lives Matter,” and a sample of the entire album, we’re ready for BloodlustWatch the clip below and if you like what you hear so far, pre-order the album now.

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