(AllHipHop News) Some fans of Law & Order: SVU may be unaware that the man who plays Detective Odafin Tutuola was one of the pioneers of gangster rap and a co-founder of the heavy metal band Body Count, but Ice-T is ready to remind the world of musical beginnings. Ice announced on Twitter that he and BC are dropping a new album in the coming year.
While the band has reunited for several festival performances, including an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest this past weekend, Manslaughter will be the first full length album from Body Count since 2006's Murder 4 Hire.
Their self titled debut LP originally included the controversial song "Cop Killer," but was removed from the release after backlash from then President George H.W. Bush, Vice-President Dan Quayle, and police organizations.
Ice-T's last music project was the collaborative album Urban Legends with Black Ice in 2008.
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