Kodak Black is one rapper whose loud-mouth and acts have landed into more troubles that can be counted. The rapper has, on several occasions, said what he ought not to say and dared so many things. He is often regarded as a racist, with his remarks on how much he hates his skin color, as well as his choice of white ladies.
He has on countless occasions fallen into trouble with a few celebrities but is still a fan favorite of many. Some has tagged Kodak’s notoriety as his claim to fame while others refer to him as a ‘rascal’. Kodak was first arrested in Pompano Beach and charged with nine count charges of battery, robbery, false imprisonment and possession of a hard drug. He almost escaped jail term but served for four months before he was released. Upon his release, instead of turning a new leaf, he subsequently faced several other jail terms. Despite his troublesome attitude, Kodak Black is undeniably talented.
Kodak Black – Biography
The rapper was born on the 11th day in the month of June 1997 with the birth name Dieuson Octave. He was born and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. His parents who were immigrants from Haiti never had a lasting union, so, Kodak Black was solely raised by his mother in Golden Acres, Pampano, Beach, Florida.
Kodak was exposed to crime way too early, he once publicly stated that his childhood gave him the opportunity to become a drug lord or a rapper. Moreso, there are claims that the rapper was quite fascinated with his rapping dreams during elementary school and often times, he visited the local trap house after school to record music. Octave was quite stubborn while in school, he got acquainted with bad gangs and was often times involved in several illegal acts which later led to his expulsion from school. After all the troubles he had landed himself into as a teen, Kodak resolved to be a rapper and chose the nickname/stage name, Kodak Black.
As he has been making his own songs since he was a kid in elementary school, it is easy to see how he got to become a proficient rapper. At the age of 12, he became a member of the rap group, Brutal Youngz, using the stage name Jaz Black. He subsequently joined the local rap group, The Kolyons and in December 2013, he released his first mixtape, Project Baby. Sadly, the mixtape didn’t do so well, a year later, he released Heart of the Projects which subsequently became the stepping stone on which his third mixtape, Institution gained grounds in the market.
While he was still trying to establish himself in the rap industry, rapper Drake uploaded a video of him dancing to one of his songs on social media. That singular act gave him his first big exposure. Also, during that same period, with the attention he caught, Black eventually succeeded in signing a record deal with Atlantic Records, collaborating with Lil Uzi Vert for a national tour dubbed Parental Advisory Tour.
Kodak Black rose gradually to fame, it was through his collaboration with French Montana on his single Lockjaw that he eventually landed a spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Chart. In June 2016, Kodak had a spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his fourth mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac made it to the number 49 spot on the chart. Lil B.I.G. Pac also occupied the number 18 spot on the HeatSeakers Album chart.
While in Jail, Kodak Black released the song, Can I and in February 2017, he dropped his single Tunnel Vision. The song peaked at the number 6 spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Canadian Hot 100. Black’s debut studio album, Painting Pictures was released on the 31st of March 2017. The album took the number 3 spot on the Billboard 200.
Subsequently, he released the follow-up to Project Baby, Project Baby 2, on August 18, 2017. In November 2017, the rapper released a deluxe version of Project Baby 2 titled Project Baby 2: All Grown Up with the single, Codeine Dreaming, taking the number 52 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. After his arrest in January 2018, Octave released a single; Heart Break Kodak on Valentines Day. His second album, Dying to Love, was also top-notch as the tracks, ZeZe, Take One, Calling My Spirit, and If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin, all had a spot on the Billboard charts.
With a musical career that has faced lots of legal issues and troubles, Kodak Black has still managed to have a net worth of $600,000. While his legal woes might negatively affect his financial worth, the rapper has not let the time he spent in prison affect his flair for music.
Why Was He Arrested And Jailed?
When it comes to jail terms, Kodak Black is no stranger as he has been arrested severally for different crimes. He was first arrested at Pompano Beach in 2015, jailed and was subsequently released. He was arrested and charged with robbery, battery, false imprisonment of a child, and possession of cannabis at the time. In 2016, Octave was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of hard drugs and fleeing from officers. The following month, he was arrested at Broward County, Florida and subsequently charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment.
For his crimes, he was placed on one-year house arrest, received five years of probation with community service and anger rehabilitation classes attached. Fortunately, Black was also permitted to tour internationally, howbeit, he was not released after he finished serving his term as the police found extra two count charges on him. He returned to court and didn’t contest the charges, so, he gained an extra four months in jail and was suspended from driving for one year.
After his released from jail in Florida, he was transported to Florence where he faced sexual assault charges. Following a court hearing, he was released from custody on the 1st of December 2016, after posting a $100,000 bond, then in February 2017, he returned to court. Shortly after he was released, his song There He Go came on board. Kodak violated his probation which later led to his arrest in February 2017. Throughout the year 2017 and 2018, Kodak Black continually faced several court hearings and jail terms.
On April 5th, 2019, a concert promoter filed a lawsuit against Kodak for failing to appear at his concerts. He subsequently resolved the issue and on returning from Canada to the United States of America, Kodak Black was rearrested as authorities found hard drugs and criminal weapons in his car. He was later placed on bail and released.
On April 24, 2019, while performing during one of his tours, FBI agents and Metropolitan police found illegal substances in one of his parked buses for the tour. However, he escaped arrest as the owner of the club where he performed denied the officials entry. Then in May 2019, while pulling off a show at Rolling loud Maimi, Kodak Black was arrested by the Miami PD and Federal officers on charges related to firearms.