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Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (April 18, 1904 – December 13, 1981) was an American entertainer. Though best known as a comedian, Markham was also a singer, dancer, and actor. His nickname came from a stage routine, in which he declared himself to be "Sweet Poppa Pigmeat." He was sometimes credited in films as David "Pigmeat" Markham.

He was born in the community of Hayti, Durham, North Carolina. His family was the most prominent on their street, which came to be called… read more

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  • Avatar for BackFromTheLab
    Pigmeat, the baddest MC!
  • Avatar for godonnygo
    This Chuck D precursor was in his 60's when he recorded the classic "Here Comes the Judge" - makes you wonder why no other old dudes have taken the mic since.
  • Avatar for darrylangel59
    Dad's favorite.
  • Avatar for funkybrother
    funkyyy
  • Avatar for groove60
    cool
  • Avatar for $leaze
    we want pigmeat. we want pigmeat.
  • Avatar for BlindWilliam
    Dudemon is a massive genius, contributing not only to the trad of standup by making the black identity break a little closer to the mainstream, but also in the greater hiphop trad.

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