Kamillion, ‘Lil Bih’ | Track Review
Up-and-coming rapper Kamillion ‘brings the heat’ on hard-nosed, unapologetic banger “Lil Bih.” She matches the energy of her contemporaries.
There is a new, up-and-coming female rapper in the game: Kamillion. After releasing a couple of singles in 2017, she drops her first single of 2018, “Lil Bih.” “Lil Bih” commences unapologetically with dark, malicious sounding production. Clearly, this hardcore, hard-nosed, gangsta sound is expected, given the title. The phrase “little bitch” is commonplace in rap from a male or female perspective. The dark, malicious sound is created musically through a chromatic approach (half-steps). The production remains a selling point throughout, even if it isn’t innovative.
Early on, Kamillion sets the tone; she is NOT playing around. Once she begins rapping, she presents herself as an assertive, commanding artistic presence. Her tone of voice is edgy, matching her profane, filthy, tough-minded rhymes. She’s certainly in line with her up-and-coming contemporaries – the likes of Cardi B, Young M.A, etc. The hook, the most memorable part of “Lil Bih,” keeps things incredibly simple, yet infectious. Kamillion manages to repeat “lil bih” over and over and over again, throwing in the line, “Yeah I’m talkin’ to that.”
Ultimately, Kamillion is onto something with “Lil Bih.” It’s an enjoyable banger, without question. What “Lil Bih” is not is transcendent. That said, finding a rap banger that is actually transcendent or nearly transcendent is an uphill climb. Is “Lil Bih” the best thing since sliced bread? Heavens no, but there’s something here.