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Body Count‘s The Hate Is Real video is great news for anyone who wants to see a puppet Ice-T

Body Count The Hate Is Real
(Image credit: Century Media Records / YouTube)

Body Count have shared a fan-made music video for The Hate Is Real, taken from latest album Carnivore

The band recently launched a competition requesting fans to send in their own videos for the track, and they have now chosen their favourite.

The winning video was created by Seby Martinez and features Body Count, including vocalist Ice-T, alongside characters such as the Grim Reaper, all made entirely out of puppets. 

The juxtaposition between the lyrical content depicting the American political landscape and the use of puppets makes the video all the more effective. With lines such as “I’m from L.A where the red try kill the blue” and “'I'm from the place where the kids hate the fuckin' cops / Where the street violence never stops” the track’s title gains even more weight — this shit is real, but we're gonna use puppets to highlight the god damn insanity of it all.

This year, Body Count won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for their track Bum-Rush, also featured on Carnivore

Watch the video below.

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.