In the description of the song’s video — a collection of black-and-white footage of the past week’s protests in the wake of the police-involved killing of George Floyd — he writes, “someone asked, how do I feel? I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family & my people at all costs. I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth.”
The track, which dropped on Tuesday morning (June 2), opens with a fiery, breathless verse from Curry, who raps, “Helicopters over my balcony/ If the police can’t harass, they wanna smoke every ounce of me/ Breath is alchemy, see how the life converted/ You tell me life’s a female dog, well I’m perverted/ Go to jail and get murdered.”
With a hectic, Public Enemy-style urgency spiked with Washington’s wailing saxophone, the Curry verse pays homage to Snoop Dogg (“Murder was the case they gave us”), while taking on everything from the prison industrial complex to rumors of undercover cops fomenting violence during the Floyd protests to pitched battles in the streets between angry protesters and officers.
The clip ends with a long scrolling list of black men and women who’ve been killed by police.
Watch the “Pig Feet” video below.