When Kodak Black got out of jail on June 5, he went home to a studio that was ready for him to record in. He jumped right in and recorded "First Day Out," produced by Dyryk, who co-produced "Reminiscing" with Ben Billions off Kodak's debut album Painting Pictures. Now, Kodak has released "First Day Out" on iTunes. He also dropped a video for the song, directed by 20k Visuals. Watch that below.
Just yesterday, we reported that Kodak finally earned his first two solo platinum plaques for "No Flockin" and "Tunnel Vision."
Earlier this week, he also released a remix to fellow Atlantic Records artist Kyle's hit song "iSpy."
Kodak Black didn’t announce whether he would defray the cost of registration and uniforms for players who couldn’t afford them, or who he planned to have coach the team. All we know is that he owns it, and that the squad already has concept uniforms.
The league’s Instagram account confirmed that Kodak Black had purchased the Gators two hours after his initial social media post, also on Instagram.
The investment in youth sports is a significant turn of face for Kodak Black, who is currently serving a year on house arrest for violating a prior house arrest charge. He also is serving five years of house arrest, which will begin as soon as his year on house arrest concludes. He has claimed that his most recent stint in jail inspired him to look more critically at his own life and search for ways to give back.
Apparently he decided that youth football was a good place to start.
Kodak Black has wasted zero time getting back to the music after being released from jail yesterday (June 5). Today, the talented but troubled 19-year-old has uploaded a preview of some new music to his Instagram account. Let’s just say there’s a lot to look forward to.
In the video we see Lil Kodak is completely in the zone as a hard instrumental begins playing in the background. He doesn’t look too tense, but you can tell he’s feeling out the beat, shouting out his lyrics to it before pausing and resuming to spit a new part a few moments later. The beat was done by Dyryk, who co-produced “Reminiscing” with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie off Kodak’s debut album Painting Pictures, which dropped earlier this year.
In his bars, Kodak’s spitting about copping his mom a flossy watch as soon as he left his cell while also touching on how being in a cell was no fun. Unfortunately, the clip cuts out just as it appears the Florida rapper’s about to go in even more.
Kodak will look to continue building the seemingly unstoppable momentum he’s gathered since breaking out with songs like “SKRT” and “No Flockin.” Since then, his star’s only grown—even if he’s been behind bars for a good portion of that time. Painting Pictures moved an impressive 71,000 album equivalent units in just its first week of release, and “Tunnel Vision” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 15 weeks now.
Peep Kodak’s new preview for yourself below. While he was locked up, his team built him a studio in his crib, where he’ll be doing a year of house arrest, so expect new Project Baby tunes sooner rather than later.
On Thursday night (March 30), a batch of music journalists and tastemakers swarmed Landmark Sunshine Cinema in downtown New York City to listen to burgeoning rap star Kodak Black's debut album Painting Pictures several hours before its official release.
Despite his absence (he is currently incarcerated for violating his probation in February), the label seamlessly transformed the movie theater into Black's personal playpen. At the entrance, an animated poster of the Florida rapper greeted those who were eager to listen to his latest offering. On the second floor at the concession stands was a sign that showed his loaded track-list; rap heavyweights Future, Jeezy, Young Thug, and Bun B appear as featured guests. As fans journeyed onto the third floor, bottles of Belaire and Hennessey were flowing in Styrofoam cups bearing Black's semblance.
By 7:45 p.m., Black and WorldStarHipHop's Project Baby debuted, honing in on the rise of rap's most polarizing newcomer. Viewers encountered a younger version of Black, as his freestyle over Wale's "Ambition" blared through the speakers. Hungry to cement his name in rap, Black delivered blistering bars over the MMG signee's track, which later propelled him to higher heights in Florida's rap scene.
"Black was a project baby," recalled Polo Pooh, a close friend of the young Pompano Beach-bred phenom. Often embroiled in skirmishes and legal mishaps, Black revealed that he was "gifted," but trapped in a rough environment. "I was bad, but I was smart," he said.
The documentary also featured footage of Black working with Future on a song titled "Conscience." With his vocals soaked in Auto-Tune, Future compares himself to James Harden while acknowledging how "all my n----s got love for me." (Black is also slated to be an opener for the Atlanta hitmaker's forthcoming Nobody Safe tour.)
Packed with bangers including his fiery Billboard Hot 100 hit "Tunnel Vision," Painting Pictures puts Black's best foot forward despite his current circumstances. Tracks like his radio-friendly tune "Patty Cake" and "Save Me" will have the ladies thirsting for more from the 19-year-old spitter. On the former, Black raps about "sipping Belaire with my girl from Bel Air," while on the latter, he vows to protect his damsel in distress from any harm.
Black's most touching record, perhaps, is his intro "Day for Day," where he somberly raps about his turbulent life pre-hip-hop and vows to put on for his 'hood. He offers, "Neighborhood hero, I know I'm gonna save the day."
Kodak Black launches his own streetwear and merchandise brand, Sniper Gang.
Famous for his extreme behavior as much as for his music, Florida rapper Kodak Black is moving to the business side of things. LilBIGPac has launched his own clothing line called Sniper Gang. Named after the label the 19-year-old has founded, the streetwear company sells apparel as well as merchandise on their website www.snipergangapparel.com.
For now, the website sell t-shirts, showcases his music and reveals upcoming tour dates. There's also a blog with published articles about the self-proclaimed best rapper alive. The video for "Weatherman," featuring Yo Gotti, welcomes visitors on the homepage.
Consumers can even download a mobile app to stay up to speed with everything related to Kodak. The Instagram account for the site posted its first batch of merchandise pics Tuesday. No trace of the ski mask the rapper donned on The Breakfast Club sadly.
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