Sa-Roc Reflects on Self-Love and Her New Album

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Sa-Roc’s latest release, ‘The Sharecropper’s Daughter,’ is KEXP DJ Gabriel Teodros’ favorite hip-hop album of 2020. Teodros spoke with Sa-Roc about her song, “Forever." She says her goal for the song was to champion “the individual, particularly individuals that didn’t see themselves reflected within media imagery, or if they saw themselves reflected, it was in a negative light.”

“Forever" is a song about self-love, but it also explicitly points out that the scars on her wrists are from self-harm. Sa-Roc says it’s an issue that’s not discussed in all communities and her fans responded. “As a Black woman who experienced self-harm, that’s rare or not talked about. So a lot of Black women were coming up to me and saying, ‘Thank you for sharing this, I thought I was the only one.’ Or, ‘My daughter had been experiencing this and I didn’t know how to deal with it because I thought it was something that happened outside of our community.'”

Read about another song from the album, "The Black Renaissance (feat. Black Thought)," on KEXP's Song of the Day feature.

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