Sa-Roc, one of the newer additions to the Rhymesayers Entertainment roster, is back with a new visual for “Hand Of God.”
Directed by Tommy Nova, the video stars Sa-Roc as the human subject of an art exhibit. As she’s posed for the entertainment of her observers, she flexes her wordplay prowess over the Sol Messiah-produced beat.
The Washington D.C. native is only the second woman to sign with the Minneapolis-based imprint. On Thursday (January 30), the 38-year-old announced she’ll be joining Rapsody on her forthcoming A Black Woman Created This Tour where she’ll serve as direct support for the EVE architect.
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I will have the pleasure of going on tour with @rapsody’s A Black Woman Created this Tour! I will be rocking with my producer @solmessiah and my sister @heather__victoria! The Goddess Gang will be in Philadelphia next Tuesday! 02/04/20 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore Philadelphia 02/05/20 Washington, DC Fillmore DC 02/06/20 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Hall 02/07/20 Boston, MA The Sinclair 02/09/20 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place 02/11/20 Burlington, VT Club Metronome 02/12/20 Montreal, CANADA Belmont 02/13/20 Toronto, CANADA Toybox 02/14/20 Detroit, MI Magic Stick 02/16/20 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop 02/17/20 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner 02/19/20 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge 02/20/20 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater 02/22/20 Denver, CO Marquis Theater 02/23/20 Boulder, CO The Fox Theatre 02/25/20 Vancouver, CANADA Fortune 02/26/20 Seattle, WA The Crocodile Back Bar 02/27/20 Portland, OR Star Theatre 03/02/20 Oakland, CA The New Parish 03/03/20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre 03/07/20 Dallas, TX Trees 03/09/20 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock- House of Blues 03/11/20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell 03/12/20 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend 03/13/20 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Tickets in my BIO⬆️
The run kicks off on February 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and wraps up on March 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina. After that, Sa-Roc is set to head out on her own headlining Mother Tongue Tour in Europe, which begins on March 20 in Münster, Germany.
During an interview with HipHopDX last January, Sa-Roc opened up about her early struggles with self-esteem and how she triumphed — but it took a lot of hard work. Now, she’s able to share messages of hope on songs such as “Forever.”
“Be exactly who you are,” she said. “Strive to be the best version of yourself but define that on your own terms. Sometimes we feel like our scars — physical or otherwise — make us less than worthy or that they mar us somehow, so we turn inward on ourselves.
“This tends to keep us within the confines of our own pain and hurt and continually defined by people’s perception of us. The overarching message of ‘Forever’ is that all of us are worthy and deserving of being loved, respected, having a voice and safe spaces in which we can thrive.”
Watch the “Hand Of God” video above.