[youtube id=”zZhFBxdT5To”] Sa-Roc’s video for “Deliverance” is live and she announces her upcoming album The Sharecropper’s Daughter. The video features her as a nighttime dweller in the city rapping under the neon lights provided by various storefronts. She reveals an October 2nd release date for her Rhymesayers full-length debut after a consistent stream of singles. The album title is literal and she gives an explanation in a press release:
“The Sharecropper’s Daughter speaks to my father’s actual beginnings on a Virginia tobacco farm where his family sharecropped. The title is meant to signify that both my father’s and my upbringing, though so different, are linked by a shared history that informs the way I move through the world… It’s a sonic reflection of the things we inherit. About the emotional weight that we unknowingly bestow upon the next generation; the genetic transfer of both trauma and triumph that we, both donors and beneficiaries, are tasked with reshaping into a future of our own.”
Watch the video for “Deliverance” and listen to Sa-Roc’s lyrics about the trials of commercial rap music and the origins of her style. The Sharecropper’s Daughter can pre-ordered along with a line of exclusive merchandise.