Paloma Ford – “Jada” (Video)

blame it on Meka September 10, 2015

The 1996 crime action film Set It Off is one of the (many) defining moments in Black cinema history, and has either inspired or spawned a legion of copycat movies, style choices, Tumblr pages, and everything in between. California-reared songstress Paloma Ford was influenced by the lead character, Lida “Stoney” Newsome (played by Jada Pinkett Smith), so much that she crafted a song in her honor, “Jada”.

The single, taken from her upcoming EP Nearly Civilized (which is due sometime in October), now gets a matching set of visuals which are (not-so-) coincidentally inspired by Set If Off. The clip has her lounging around in a desert while counting her riches, perhaps acquired from a bank robbery (or three), which serves as a quasi-epilogue to the film. See what I mean, above.