Artists: Lauden Nute and K. Sankofa. Lyrics by K. Sank OFA. Drips by @americantrashcorp
LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin
PHOTO: Martin Jenich
I chose to represent K. Sankofa’s lyrics for “Pitiful Piggy” in an extremely raw manner, using homemade graffiti markers and ink mixed by hand. My intent was to provide a captivating yet violent representation of Kenneth’s words. Being able to unite the art forms of poetry and graffiti is a classic, but never tired, way of communicating an incredibly strong message. -Lauden Nute
(Source: Let’ Talk About It. The art, the artists, and the racial justice movement on Madison’s State Street. American Family Mutual Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2020. Page 111)
POP GOES THE PITIFUL PIGGY POKING THE PUMP PERSECUTING PEOPLE OF COLOR CUZ HE’S A PUNK PROMPTLY PLACED ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PROBABLY AIN’T EVEN GIVE THE FAMILY PROPER TIME TO GRIEVE PRETTY PLEASE GIVE US A PROSECUTION AT LEAST AND PANDERING POLITICIANS STOP PROTECTING THE POLICE PARAKEET IS ALL I HEAR WHEN YOU REPEAT THE HISTORY OF OPPRESSION AND FALSE PROMISE TO ME CUZ I PEEP YOU PLEASANTLY TREATING MY ENEMIES BUT GOD ON THE SIDE OF THE PEOPLE SO LET ME PREACH POWER OF THE PROUD WE TAKING OVER THE STREETS PACKED PROTEST WE ALL OVER THE PLACE BLACK LIVES MATTER IN EVERY SINGLE STATE SO TELL THE PRESIDENT TO PREP THE BUNKER WHEN HE FLEE BECAUSE UNTIL WE SEE JUSTICE YOU WILL NEVER SEE PEACE!
A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in the final stressed syllables and any following syllables of two or more words. For example, pump and punk, leave and grieve.
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