Bill Kahan Kapri, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper. He gained initial recognition with his single “No Flockin”, released in 2014. His debut album, Painting Pictures, peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 and included the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single “Tunnel Vision”.
Kodak Black Biography
|Full Name||Dieuson Octave|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Kodak Black|
|Birth Place:||Pompano Beach, Florida, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||11 June, 1997|
|Age/How Old:||24 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’7”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 65 kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – Marcelene Octave
|School:||Blanche Ely High School|
|Social media Accounts:||YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
Kodak Black Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$600 Thousand|
|Born:||June 11, 1997|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Rapper|
Dieuson Octave was born on the 11th of June 1997 in Pompano Beach, Florida, a city located in Broward County. His parents were immigrants from Haiti to the states a few years prior to Kodak’s birth.Kodak was raised by his single mother Marcelene Octave in the Golden Acres Public housing project in Pompano Beach and did not know about his father. He grew up with an older brother John Wicks and a younger brother.
Kodak’s living hell included extreme rates of poverty, drug addiction, and violence surrounding him at all times. He was expelled for fighting in the fifth grade but just because he was tough, doesn’t mean he was quite smart. When Kodak was in elementary school he competed in spelling bees and would occasionally outspell high school students. Around this time he was always looking for ways to expand his vocabulary.
Kodak Black and a lady named Maya were in a relationship in the past. The couple also welcomed their first child. Later they parted ways and Maya also blamed him for not supporting her financially in raising their baby boy.
Kodak Black Education & Career
Kodak attended C. Robert Markham Elementary School, while that time he began rapping with some of his cousins. He began listening to artist Lil Bossie as an early inspiration. He would battle kids in his community for money, and just like in spelling matches, he win battles against some older guys.
At the age of 12, he rapped his verses to some of the older fellows in his neighborhood, and they were impressed. Soon they invited Kodak to their home studio to begin recording but their studio wasn’t just a microphone and computer, it also doubled as a trap house.
From that point forward Kodak was first introduced to hustling. Although he wasn’t interested in anything street related, he went to the trap house every day after school just could record music.
After spending enough time in the trap house, his new friends, and influence rubbed off on him and he started hustling for some extra cash. Kodak attended Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach in 2014 where he began studying to earn a diploma but he was in prison when he graduated in 2018.
Kodak Black Music Career
Kodak Black’s rap career started when he became a part of a local rap group named Brutal Youngnz where he used a few different rap names such as J-Black. That was the time when he was just 12 years old. Eventually, he changed the group name to The Kolyons.
Kodal caught the attention of a record label called Dollaz N Dealz Entertainment with whom he later signed. Around this time he went to jail.
Upon his release, he signed with Dollaz N Dealz, and in December of 2013 Kodak Black launched his first mixtape “Project Baby” for which his music had a huge buzz locally and was playing packed-out performances all around Florida.
The rapper released two more mixtapes in 2014 and 2015 respectively including “Heart of the Projects” and “Institution”,
The biggest breakthrough moment of Kodak’s career came in 2015 when the legendary Canadian singer Drake performed one of his singles titled Skrt.
The song quickly went viral on social media and earned him a lot of recognition all around the world as well as Kodak became one of the most searched artists on Google. In 2015, famous rapper Drake danced to one of Kodak’s songs, ‘Skrt’, and this was one of Kodak’s major career-defining moments. Several ‘google’ searches for his song soared and he was exposed to national fame.
Kodak Black Highlights
Here are some of the best highlights of Kodak Black’s career:
- Skrt (Song, 2016)
- Tunnel Vision (Song, 2017)
- MTV Video Music (Best New Artist, 2017) – Nominated
- ZEZE (Song, 2018)
Kodak Black began his career when he was 12 years old, and he joined a local small-time rap group named ‘Brutal Youngnz’. He, later on, switched to another group called ‘The Kolyons’.
In 2013, Kodak released his debut mixtape, ‘Project Baby’ which did well at the local nightclubs and brought Kodak significant fame. The following two years, he released two more mixtapes, ‘Heart of the Projects’ and ‘Institution’.
In 2015, famous rapper Drake danced to one of Kodak’s songs, ‘Skrt’, and this was one of Kodak’s major career-defining moments. A number of ‘google’ searches for his song soared and he was exposed to national fame.
Kodak’s fast-growing popularity came through when he released his fourth mixtape, ‘Lil B.I.G. Pac’. The mixtape was released by Atlantic Records and it became his first album to feature on the Billboard music charts.
In 2017, Kodak released a single ‘Tunnel Vision’ which reached the top of many American music charts. The single debuted at the 27th spot and peaked at number six on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’.
In August, he dropped ‘Project Baby’ the sequel to his mixtape ‘Project Baby’. One of the singles from the album, ‘Codeine Dreaming’, became hugely successful and peaked at the 52n spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On Valentine’s Day 2018, Kodak released another mixtape, ‘Heartbreak Kodak,’ which was yet another success.