Antha Pantha’s New “B.W.A.” Single Brings All The Harlem Realness
Most of the buzz in the music industry this weekend is surrounding tonight’s 65th annual Grammy Awards. Some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B have been nominated for prestigious prizes, which is undeniably exciting. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t take time to celebrate the artists presently on the rise. Antha Pantha is one such name, and she’s making her HNHH debut today with her “B.W.A.” single.
The song landed on Friday (February 3) and showcases the Harlem native’s sheer grit and confidence in herself. The Frankie P-produced title is short for “Bitches With Attitude,” and through her bars, the lyricist proves that she’s exactly that.
“I ain’t from the West Coast, but I’m from the West Side / But I got me a n*gga on the East Side,” she tells listeners. “I don’t pre-record nothin’, man, I do my sh*t live / Play around with me and you gon’ get the B-side.”
Along with the must-hear single, Pantha also gave fans a Renell Medrano-directed visual. Throughout various clips, she and her friends sport vintage beehive hairstyles while they take care of business. Eventually, we even see them travel across town to confront a group of haters.
“I wrote this song because ‘women with attitudes’ is typically looked at as a bad thing,” Pantha explained in a press release. “I want the girls that hear this to embrace their feminine attitude unapologetically. Attitude should represent confidence and swag, not just a stank face.”
This new release follows the New Yorker’s collaboration with A$AP Ferg, her childhood friend, on the “Real Bitches” music video. The track was the female artist’s debut single, and not long after its arrival, the “Shabba” hitmaker tapped his pal to join him in Tokyo to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Stream Antha Pantha’s “B.W.A.” on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, tell us your thoughts on the bold new release in the comments. Additionally, find more music recommendations for your playlist on our weekly Fire Emoji and R&B Season updates.
I ain’t from the West Coast, but I’m from the West Side
But I got me a n*gga on the East Side
I don’t pre-record nothin’, man, I do my shit live
Play around with me and you gon’ get the B-side