– THE MILITARY COUP –
Three-time Grammy-nominated LA producer and sometime Kendrick Lamar- collaborator Terrace Martin joins up with MCs Denzel Curry, Daylyt and G Perico as well as leading-edge saxophonist, Kamasi Washington to rail against police brutality in new single Pig Feet.
Such topics, of course, are rarely addressed in measured tones but even that being said, Pig Feet hits with all the subtlety of a hammer to the head.
From the gun shots that announce its arrival, to the sound-bites of desperate voices, to the video [above] which replaces its credits with an exhaustive scrolling list of black people killed by police [this lasts for nearly two minutes] it hits hard.
“Someone asked, how do I feel?” Martin said in a statement. “I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family and my people at all cost. I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth.”
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And so we reach a cease-fire for this week.
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Until next time, love and noise.
– SV –