Yeah She Raps, But Don't Call iLLCamille a "Female Emcee"
iLLCamille uses her femininity not as a calling card, but rather as a way of expressing the intricacies of love. This concept is exemplified by one of iLLUSTRATED's most vulnerable songs, "Lopsided." An homage to an imbalanced relationship, she says the track is about when it feels like you're "going super hard for a person" and it's just not coming back, no matter what you do. "I woke up at 2 o'clock in the morning," she rhymes on the track in a subdued, melancholy tone coarser than her normally smooth vocal texture. "I didn't even try, that's what it was. We did it one time."
"I understand why artists seclude themselves," iLLCamille says of her creative process, "because whatever you're feeling should come out in your records." In fact, she describes her music from the perspective of a writer more than a rapper. "I want to write it all. I've written a lot of R&B records and some of them have been used. My next challenge is to write a pop record." For most rap artists, such a feat seems unlikely, but perhaps not for this Katy Perry enthusiast.
"I don't think it's a far-fetched concept for me to do. When you love music, you want to touch all parts of it."
Before iLLCamille opens up for Muldrow's May 22nd release party at Low End Theory.