‘Our Job Has Always Been to Reflect the Times’: Why Terrace Martin Made His Fearless New Song

Terrace Martin sounds pleasantly energetic as he answers the phone on Monday, June 1. It’s a refreshing spark of energy amidst a devastating cycle of news about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery—just the most recent victims of police brutality and racism in America. But it’s because of Floyd, Taylor, and Arbery’s murders, and the protests that have erupted across the nation, that Martin sounds so passionate on the other end of the line. In the wake of these events, the acclaimed musician released “Pig Feet” on Monday. The song features Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington, G Perico, and Daylyt. But despite its release in the middle of coast-to-coast demonstrations, Martin clarifies it is not a protest song, but an “all-action” record that was created to bring awareness and strength to the people…

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