VINTAGE BODY COUNT WOVEN PATCH
Regular price $ 15.00
Deadstock, vintage, Body Count woven patch from 1993.
Body Count was formed in 1991 by rapper Ice-T, Ernie C and friends of their's from Crenshaw High School. In 1992 they debuted with their self-titled album which also contained the notorious track Cop Killer. The song was written in 1990, and was partially influenced by Psycho Killer by Talking Heads.
The song's lyrics about "cop killing" provoked much controversy and negative reactions from political figures of the time, such as President George W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle. Others defended the song on the basis of the band's First Amendment rights. Ice-T eventually recalled the album and re-released it without the inclusion of the song, which was given away as a free single.