THE SHARECROPPER’S DAUGHTER: SA-ROC REMINDS US THAT HIP HOP IS ABOUT GIVING A VOICE TO THE PEOPLE

  • 2020-11-04

Assata Perkins, popular by the stage name, Sa-Roc, without a doubt, is one of the versatile female emcees in today’s music world. Sa-Roc’s thought-provoking lyricism, fiery delivery, and crisp articulation have placed her on a pedestal that allows her to rock shoulders with notable figures in the rap game. Since signing with Rhymesayers in 2015, Sa-Roc finally released her first album for the label in October 2020. The album titled; “The Sharecropper’s Daughter” pays homage to her father’s experience growing up sharecropping tobacco.  

"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. Although his formative years were spent in the Jim Crow era of the south, where he suffered through poverty and racial oppression, and mine were shaped in the heart of DC, amidst the war on drugs and the effects of its fallout, the album finds points of connection in two very different yet tragically familiar stories of Blackness in America,” says Sa-Roc. “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," she adds.

Sa-Roc’s crafty and amusing wordplay, razor-sharp delivery, and exceptional writing are prominent highlights. The album features the likes of Saul Williams, Styles P, Ledisi, Chronixx, and Black Thought. If you haven’t listened yet, visit www.sa-roc.com to download a copy, you won’t regret it. The Sharecropper’s Daughter album is absolutely a classic masterpiece.