In anticipation of the kick off of her August "Talk To Me Nice" tour, Sa-Roc has today shared her song of the same name and the first single from her forthcoming album. "Talk To Me Nice,"continues the tradition of Sa-Roc sharing a deep connection with her audience, with poise, tenacity and masterful skill. The new single, produced by Sol Messiah, takes a more assertive tone, as she focuses on challenging the industry while demanding respect from it. The sparse, yet menacing track centers Sa-Roc's voice, showcasing her dextrous wordplay, natural wit and agility.
Sa-Roc has also shared the official video for "Talk To Me Nice," with the visuals engaging with light and shadow in stark contrasts to symbolize the decentering and marginalization she and many others have experienced in life. The video, directed by David Maxwell, features guest appearances from dancer Storyboard P and members of the art collective Art Comes First, and notably incorporates Afro-punk aesthetics as well the jewelry and motifs of many Black, African and Indigenous cultures, as a symbolic nod to those cultures that have long countered the prevailing social narrative.
Following the release of her Rhymesayers debut, The Sharecropper's Daughter, which featured official YouTube videos for hits "Forever" (6M+ views), "Goddess Gang" (1M+ views) , Sa-Roc has become arguably one of the most vibrant MCs in the world today. Okayplayer heralded Sa-Roc as "one of the most formidable microphone mavens in the game," and NPR described her as "a modern day griot whose aura radiates calm in a world of chaos."