Ice-T and Body Count Back With Bleak Rap Rock Anthem 'No Lives Matter'
From the man who brought you "Cop Killer" comes the latest anti-PC bear-poking anthem from Ice-T and his occasional rap metal combo Body Count, "No Lives Matter." The thundering track is the first single from the band's upcoming sixth studio album, Bloodlust (March 31), which features cameos from Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe, Sepultura's Max Cavalera and Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine.
Spoiler alert: in the spoken word intro to "No Lives Matter" T (who has portrayed Det. Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit since 2000) explains, "It's unfortunate that we have to say 'black lives matter.' If you go through history nobody ever gave a f--k. I mean you can kill black people in the street. Nobody goes to jail, nobody goes to prison. 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," T says. The reality, though, is that the veteran rapper think "they don't really give a f--k about anybody." The proof, it turns out, is in the song, which features the shouty hook, "They can't f--k with us/ Once they realize we're all on the same side... when it comes to the poor, no lives matter."