How’s this for a lineup coming out of the West Coast?
Cali rapper Ill Camille — who made return to the DopeHouse last month alongside newest TDE signee SiR on “Almost There” — calls on Punch (the president of Top Dawg Entertainment) and Rose Gold for “São Paulo.” And to top it off? The beat is provided by Pac DiV alum and severely underrated producer Like.
Camille uses the song to help rediscover herself after getting thrown off by what seems like label heads and an industry trying to change who she is, using references from classic Lauryn Hill, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne lines to help get back on course.
Rose Gold handles the hook — channeling Camille — singing, “I wrote these words for everyone who struggles in their youth, who won’t accept deception instead of what is true.” Punch closes with a 16 questioning the sense of hope people try to live off, though he finds it hard to grasp because “every time we turn around, another n*gga getting smoked.”
The song will land on Camille’s upcoming album, HEIRLOOM, which should arrive in the coming months.