Rap/punk/metal band Body Count, responding to recent race riots across the US, released a radio edit of its song “No Lives Matter,” which apparently is a commentary on the confusion and acrimony over the name of the National Bolshevik style group Black Lives Matter.
According to front man Tracy Lauren “Ice T” Marrow:
…when I say ‘Black Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’, that’s like if I was to say ‘Gay Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’. If I said, ‘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.
Label Century Media added its own reasons for the release:
As a company we felt it was necessary to release this single as a way to actively participate in the change that is needed to combat police brutality and racism. It is a first step in doing our part to inspire unity and transformation