Painting Pictures by Kodak Black on Apple Music

18 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dieuson Octave’s debut arrived while he was locked up for parole violation and its conflicting moods mirror his mixed fortunes. On haunting opener “Day for Day,” he surveys the streets that raised him, deciding, “I was already sentenced before I came up out the womb”. When “Patty Cake” rolls through on an earworm piano riff though, he’s triumphantly “sipping Belaire in Bel-Air”. Throughout, efficient production places his melodic flow center-stage and his striking descriptions of struggle and success cement him as one of rap’s most exciting new voices.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dieuson Octave’s debut arrived while he was locked up for parole violation and its conflicting moods mirror his mixed fortunes. On haunting opener “Day for Day,” he surveys the streets that raised him, deciding, “I was already sentenced before I came up out the womb”. When “Patty Cake” rolls through on an earworm piano riff though, he’s triumphantly “sipping Belaire in Bel-Air”. Throughout, efficient production places his melodic flow center-stage and his striking descriptions of struggle and success cement him as one of rap’s most exciting new voices.

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About Kodak Black

An MC who broke out of Pompano Beach, Florida when he was just 18 years old, Kodak Black (Dieuson Octave) attracted listeners with a sound that harked back to the Dirty South of the '90s. In 2013, he introduced his Lil' Boosie-influenced snarly vocals to the world, but what surprised the audience was his Master P-like music and his heavy, often dark lyrics, both of which seemed odd coming from a then-16-year-old. Recording demos in the back of a drug house and repeated visits to juvenile court gave weight to his violent lyrics and stories of inner-city life -- two things that fueled his 2014 mixtape, Project Baby. The mixtape Heart of the Projects followed in 2015, featuring "SKRT," a hit track that got massive exposure when superstar Drake shared it on the Web and played in on his OVO Sound Radio show. After signing a deal with Atlantic, his third mixtape, Institution, appeared at the end of the year. In 2016 Kodak Black appeared on French Montana's hit single "Lockjaw" before releasing his fourth mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac. In 2017 he put out his debut studio album, Painting Pictures, which featured guest spots from Jeezy, Future, and Young Thug. He swiftly followed up with Project Baby 2 later that summer; the fifth mixtape and sequel to the 2014 Project Baby release. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Pompano Beach, FL
  • BORN
    Jun 11, 1997

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