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Out now, stream the deluxe version of Kodak Black's "Project Baby 2: All Grown Up" mixtape

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Out now, stream the deluxe version of Kodak Black's

From all his legal woes to personal controversies, Kodak Black has had a lot to over come in his life, thus providing a shit ton of content for him to write about. Since getting released from jail back in June, the Florida sensation has been releasing music at a ridiculous pace. He kicked things off by dropping off songs like “First Day Out,” “Water,” & “Just A Wrap,” before linking up with Future for the track “Boost My Ego” in July. Then he came through in August and not only dropped off a couple more loose singles & videos, but he also surprised fans with the release of his Project Baby 2 mixtape as well, which featured XXXTENTACION, Offset, & more.

Having never left his foot off the pedal since then, Kodak has continued to flood streets with new music over the past couple months, even teaming up with Pliesfor joint project on Halloween called F.E.M.A. (Finesse. Elevate. Motivate. Achieve.), and yet he’s still not slowing down either. Earlier this week, Kodak revealed that he had a deluxe version of Project Baby 2 dropping on Black Friday called Project Baby 2: All Grown Up, and alas here it is.

Laced with 27 tracks in total, 8 of which are brand new, the deluxe edition acts as a continuation of Project Baby 2 featuring guest appearances from Birdman & Lil Wayne, the latter of which appears on the highly anticipated intro track "Codeine Dreaming."

For those keeping count, Project Baby 2: All Grown Up serves as the fourth project from Kodak Black in 2017 alone, following up Painting Pictures, Project Baby 2, & F.E.M.A. with Plies.

 

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XXL - Kodak Black Hops on Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Remix)”

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XXL - Kodak Black Hops on Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Remix)”

Cardi B landed her biggest single to date when she dropped “Bodak Yellow,” a confident track that finds the Bronx native adopting the flow Kodak Black used for his song “No Flockin” three years ago—hence, the obvious Kodak reference in Cardi’s song title. Now, things have come full circle, as Lil Kodak has just hopped on the “Bodak Yellow (Remix).”

As cool as it would have been, Kodak opts against using his famous “No Flockin” flow, instead using a delayed, staccato delivery to kill the instrumental. He still turns in a solid verse, though.

“I ain’t worried ’bout her, that’s an old hoe/You thought I was comin’ with my old flow/Kodak ain’t comin’, take no photo/I don’t even pull up in a four door/I just hit a lick, hit the low though/All my life smokin’ on JoJo,” Kodak spits on the track.

While Kodak’s verse might have seemed innocuous—at least, as innocuous as his verses can get—Chicago rappers like Lil Reese, P Rico, Rico Recklezz and King Yella weren’t feeling it. Apparently, they believed his line about smoking “JoJo” was a shot at slain Chi-Town MC, Lil JoJo. In actuality, “JoJo” is Florida slang for weed.

In any case, Kodak’s hopped on Cardi B’s remix, and everything is right in the world. Listen to the “Bodak Yellow (Remix)” below and cop it on iTunes.


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Miami New Times: Kodak Black Scores MTV VMA Nomination for Best New Artist

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Miami New Times: Kodak Black Scores MTV VMA Nomination for Best New Artist

Well, Kodak, it turns out they do like to see you winning.

Pompano Beach rapper Kodak Black has been nominated for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. He's facing off against fellow MC Young M.A, R&B singers SZA and Khalid, and Miley Cyrus' sister Noah for the coveted prize.

Born to Haitian immigrant parents in the poor suburbs of north Broward County, 20-year-old Kodak — real name Dieuson Octave — began rapping in trap-house studios when he was in elementary school. As he grew older, he continued to rise through local and national hip-hop circles while also falling into trouble with the law. Last year, after making the XXL Freshman List, he was accused of sexually assaulting a female fan; he was shuttled from a Broward jail to South Carolina, where he faced a dizzying array of charges, including robbery, false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm by a delinquent. He's on house arrest until next year following an early release from county jail.

Despite these cases, he continues to rise as a musician thanks to his distinctive Southern drawl and gritty lyrics that powerfully depict life on the street. Earlier this year, he released his debut album, Painting Pictures, on Atlantic Records, and his single "Tunnel Vision," a collab with superstar producers Metro Boomin and Southside, has peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fellow South Floridian DJ Khaled has also garnered several VMA nods. His video for "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, is nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, and Video of the Year. His visual for "I'm the One," featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne, also received a nomination for Best Hip-Hop Video. Kendrick Lamar, with eight nods, leads the field for nominations.

Fans can cast a vote for Kodak and in all the other categories at vma.mtv.com. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 27. Kodak will also play a show at the University of Miami's Watsco Center August 10.

Best New Artist
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

 

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XXL: 12 of the Best Hip-Hop Merch Tees Out Right Now

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XXL: 12 of the Best Hip-Hop Merch Tees Out Right Now

Rap merch tees continue to be a hot trend in the fashion world this summer and with a few more weeks left until the end of the summer season, today XXL rounds up the 12 best hip-hop merch tees you should own before the end of the season.

With the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Future and other major rap acts taking the road this summer for their respective tours, a number of rap artists have installed pop-up shops in select cities to help promote not only their tours but also their merchandise. Releasing exclusive merch items for specific tour stops, artists have created a new way to connect with a specific city and its fans through the power of merchandise.

The surge of rap merch items has also allowed for hip-hop artists to create new revenue opportunities and showcase their creative designing approach, depending on how involved they are with the merch roll out.

Merchandise items continue to be a vital tool for hip-hop artists in today’s culture, and while some folks may not live in locations where their favorite rappers open up pop-up shops, there’s always a chance to cop on the rapper’s web shop that carries merchandise items. With that said, XXL focuses on rap merch tees and picks out the 12 best to get you right this summer.



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COMPLEX: Listen to Kodak Black's New Track "My Cousin"

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COMPLEX: Listen to Kodak Black's New Track

This past month has been full of ups and downs for Kodak Black, but it seems he’s attempting to end it on a positive note.

On Wednesday night, the 20-year-old Florida rapper delivered a new track called “My Cousin” on his official YouTube page. The song arrives nearly a month after Kodak was released from jail, and finds the rapper reflecting on his past struggles as well as the recent shooting of his cousin:

“My cousin just got hit up, damn I wanna slide though/Even though I’m on house arrest, I wanna ride though/But if I go to prison, I know my momma gonna cry though,” he raps before he addresses what’s at stake. “Nigga went from wearing baggy jeans to dressing casually/From being in the newspapers, now I’m on magazines/I’m choppin’ up with Master P, he told me to keep God first/Doing venues now, selling out concerts/I’m trying to keep a tunnel vision, trying to see it his way/But I got blood in my eyes, I’m tired of seeing this way.”

 

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Kodak Black Returns With New Song “First Day Out”

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Kodak Black Returns With New Song “First Day Out”

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."

 

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USA Today - South Florida rapper Kodak Black buys midget football team in Flo-Rida's youth football league

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USA Today - South Florida rapper Kodak Black buys midget football team in Flo-Rida's youth football league

Kodak Black is a rapper who has known his share of legal trouble in a youth lifetime. Now he’s apparently turning the page and trying to move forward, beginning with an investment in a youth football league owned by a colleague.

On Thursday, Black sent out an Instagram message announcing that he had purchased a midget team called the Pompano Gators in the Flo-Rida owned Florida Youth Football League.

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.

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