Roughly a month after releasing her first mixtape, Love, Pain & Music, which we reviewed last month (and if you’ve been sleeping, you can download it here), Netta B has dropped her first new video from the project for “Screamin’” (“Pushing Away”, “Tonite”, and “Inseparable” all had videos before the tape came out).
“Screamin’” was an immediate stand out on the tape due to the combination of Netta letting loose and really showing her vocal capabilities and the banger provided by Traxamillion. It’s not the first Bay Area track to flip Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “My Posse’s On Broadway”, E-40 and Ant Banks did it back in 1999 with “Big Ballin’ With My Homies” off 40 Water’s Charlie Hustle – Blueprint of a Self-Made Millionaire, but as Netta herself says about her version “the slap on it is ridiculous”. I agree. The visuals are provided by Terrance Banks and they’re dedicated to Netta’s younger sister, Kikhiesha Brooks, who was tragically killed on a North Oakland street corner back in 2007.
Personally, I’m feeling the dance routine towards the end. It seems like every time there’s dancing in a Bay Area video, it’s turfing, so I’m glad to see some straight ahead hip-hop dance. Bringing in the kids at the end was a nice touch as well. It’s moments like those, combined with the overall vibe and message of her music, that you get the feeling that she’s just a good person to be around.
As a bonus, here’s some video footage of Netta B performing her song “That Boy Is Dope” (also produced by Traxamillion) with her live band on the premier episode of 38th Notes and Thizzler On The Roof’s, Get Live Sessions. The track is off her debut EP, Electrik Rebel Sounds, which came out in ’09. So if you like what you’ve heard so far, make sure to go back and cop that.
Extra Bonus: Just in case you were wondering about the E-40 track and the original from Sir Mix A Lot, they both have videos as well.
Sir Mix-A-Lot – My Posse’ On Broadway (Produced by Sir Mix-A-Lot):
E-40 – Big Ballin’ With My Homies (Produced by Ant Banks):