Body Count “Does It For Metal” At Pre-Grammy Telecast

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Josh Lowe for Alternative Revolt

In a year when hip-hop was expected to dominate the Grammy Awards, a veteran of the genre shook up the ceremony’s afternoon pre-telecast with a blistering heavy metal performance.

For the rendition of “Black Hoodie,” Ice-T reverted to his antagonistic roots in Body Count, one of L.A.’s formative and most progressive metal bands, taunting police with a song that was nominated for best metal performance.

Ice-T deserved his gramophone for making a strong effort to bring these dormant issues back into the rock and roll spotlight during the Grammys this year, where everyone will be political as long as it’s salient to their streaming career. Good on him for trying to raise the bar early.