Bill Kahan Kapri (born Dieu son Octave on June 11, 1997), better known as Kodak Black, is an American rapper. Painting Pictures (2017), his debut album, reached number three on the US Billboard 200 and featured the Billboard Hot 100 top ten single “Tunnel Vision.” Dying to Live (2018), Black’s second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was supported by the single “Zeze” (with Travis Scott and Offset), which debuted at number two on the Hot 100. Kodak Black’s career has been distinguished by popular success as well as public conflicts and legal problems.
When Bill Kahan Kapri was born, he had no name. But as with all things worth having in life there are always complications and obstacles that come your way; this time around it’s called “legal problems.” The young Haitian American artist changed his first initials to ‘KD’ at the age of 8 because they sounded more impressive than what others might call him: Marcelene Jr., or just plain old Kodak.
Kodak Black grew up in the streets of South Africa, constantly fighting and getting into trouble with teachers. He began rapping at an early age for friends to listen but eventually took it more seriously when he started recording songs on his own after school using a neighbor’s trap house as their studio (which happened often). His childhood was plagued by brawls between him and other youth which resulted in expulsions from both schools they attended; first fifth grade then middle-school graduation without ever becoming enrolled again–though not before being arrested while still only 13 years old.
When asked about his upbringing, KODAK BLACK stated that he had two options: “sell drugs with a gun on his hip or rap.” He went by the nickname “Black” when he was six years old and it is this same moniker which continues to be used for both stage names today. At 12-years old Kodak joined Brutal Youngnz under J-black but then later changed its name again after joining another local group called The Kolyons where they were known as skinny kid kodiak because of how young they thought him/themselfs (although nowadays people know them better as just ‘Kodak’).
Kodak Black is an emerging rap artist from Canada who has been gaining fame for his catchy tracks and unique style. In December 2013, he released the first mixtape of three titled Project Baby which inspired many others to follow suit in 2014 with Heart Of The Projects followed by Institution last year all while maintaining a strong presence on social media where one can see just how much fun being creative really should be!
Just months after signing a record deal, Kodak Black revealed his first collaboration with labelmate Lil Uzi Vert on the latter’s collaborative album “Lamb talk II: The narrated episodes.” In May 2016 they announced plans for what would become known as “The Parental Advisory Tour,” but unfortunately this didn’t come true due to scheduling issues. Instead French Montana took their place at number 23 peak position in Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts with Lockjaw.
Kodak Black is an emerging artist who has released four mixtapes and one album to date. His most successful release, Lil BIPAC (November 2015) hit number 49 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart as well 18 spots inside Heatseekers list! In addition he was named XXL Magazine’s 2016 Freshmen class which proves how quickly this talented creator risen in fame over last year alone.
In August 2016, rapper Kodak Black was criticized for releasing a studio session video in which he ridiculed dark-skinned black women with lyrics implying they were less attractive than light skinned folks. The song “Can I” that followed his incarceration was both an appeal to understanding and acceptance from others who don’t understand or accept you because of your complexion
It doesn’t matter what color someone’s face may be; hatred toward one another will never produce anything but pain.”
Kodak Black’s single “Tunnel Vision,” which he released in February 2017 became his first top ten success on the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian charts. His debut studio album Painting Pictures followed suit with its release date set for March 31st of this year (2017).
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 71K equivalent units in its first week. A record for Kodak Black and an incredible start to his solo career! During discussions about other rappers like Lil Uzi Vert (a fellow 2016 XXL Freshmen) or Yachty – who both released new records this year- he made some inflammatory comments that sparked anger among fans; but not all opinions are alike though because here is what happened next: after getting roasted by someone else online for picking fights without thinking things through first—I think people. It’s been a trying year for Kodak Black. He released his follow-up project to Project Baby, only it turned out not just one but two albums were coming our way! The first being “All Grown Up” which featured many old songs from when he was still taking care of business as an infant in the music industry (and who could forget about that?) Alongside this release there was also another Deluxe Edition containing seven new tracks plus remixes & bonus videos–all while detention awaited him at school during spring break 2018 because dad had gotten locking up again over here.