New Video | Body Count, ‘No Lives Matter’
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
Hooooollllyyyy shit, Ice-T!
The intro to the music video for the political commentary song by Body Count (which includes Ice-T), called ‘No Lives Matter’ (which is entirely in black and white) says the following:
“It’s unfortunate that we even have to say ‘Black Lives Matter. I mean if you go through history, nobody really gave a f–k. I mean you kill black people in the street, nobody went to jail, nobody goes to prison, but when you say ‘Black Lives Matter’ and then you say ‘All Lives Matter,’ that’s like if I were to say ‘Gay Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter,’ or I say ‘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, but the truth of the matter is, they don’t really give a f–k about anybody if you break the s–t all the way down to the f–king dirty ass truth."
The song touches on so many injustices in the U.S., and will probably become an anthem of what we're seeing as the start of some political resistance in the United States. News dialogue is also inserted to the song about Black people being slaughtered by the cops.
Needless to say, the song is so powerful, we just keep saying wow.
The video isn't released on public domain yet, it's just listed on Loudwire.com's website for an exclusive video release, but you can hear the song here.