Body Count “Body Count”

Released: March 31, 1992

Chart Peak: #26

The album and specifically the song “Cop Killer” coupled with its release on major label, Sire/Warner Bros., created a controversy that echoed all the way to the White House and the halls of Congress.

Ice-T founded the group and wrote most of the lyrics and guitarist Ernie C wrote the music.

Jeff Gold was in the music business at A&M records and then Warner Bros, where he was Creative Director when the “Cop Killer” controversy exploded.

His inscription below captures the craziness of the time.

Note the FitzgeraldHartley label appears here. They became a major framer of awards during this period…