“Pig Feet” by Terrace Martin & Denzel Curry (ft. Kamasi Washington, G Perico & Daylyt)

This track centers on the vocalists’ personal dispositions in terms of the systemic oppression and discrimination which plague their people as Blacks living in America. It was released at a time when such is the hot topic of the day due to the blatant, video-recorded killing of a subdued Blackman named George Floyd while he was in the custody of the po. As such, the one particular aspect of said discrimination it focuses on the most is brutality from the po, the concept which the chorus itself is based on. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Terrace Martin & Denzel Curry's Pig Feet at Lyrics.org.

But as for Denzel’s Curry verse, it takes a more-macrocosmic view in terms of analyzing the challenges which African-Americans face. 

And Daylyt does likewise, though he takes it a step further by insinuating that the powers-that-be are intentionally mentally dulling the masses to make them easier to control. And as such he is taking it upon himself to tell his people that they need to wake up from their slumber.

Meaning of “Pig Feet”

Meanwhile the title of the song is based on a derogatory yet popular slang term for the po, which is “pigs”. And Daylyt does in fact refer to them as such during his verse. However, the phrase “pig feet” itself is never actually mentioned in the lyrics.

“They shot him, they shot him
Oh my God, he didn’t even have a gun”

Facts about “Pig Feet”

The song’s two primary artists (Martin and Curry) co-wrote “Pig Feet” with their collaborators:

  • Kamasi Washington
  • Daylyt
  • G. Perico

Aside their writing duties, Washington, Daylyt and Perico also handled the production responsibilities.

Terrace Martin, who is known as a regular musical collaborator of Kendrick Lamar, does not contribute vocals to this track but rather produced it.

The main vocalists, as mentioned above, are Denzel Curry and Daylyt. G Perico contributes to the interlude as does an additional vocalist, Britney Thomas, who also holds down the intro.  And Kamasi of course plays the sax.

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