Kodak Black, a stage name used by American rapper Bill Kahan Kapri, was born Dieuson Octave. His 2014 single “No Flockin,” which was released, helped him achieve his first exposure.
The Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit “Tunnel Vision” was featured on his self-titled debut album, Painting Pictures (2017), which reached at number three on the US Billboard 200.
The track “Zeze,” which features Travis Scott and Offset, helped Black’s second album, Dying to Live (2018), reach its highest position on the Billboard 200 and reach number two on the Hot 100.
Kodak Black’s career has been marked by periods of mainstream success, as well as public controversies and legal issues. His legal troubles began in middle school and spiked significantly throughout the late 2010s.
In 2019, Black was arrested for weapons possession and was sentenced to almost four years in federal prison; his sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump in 2021.
While incarcerated, he released his third studio album, Bill Israel (2020). His fourth studio album, Back for Everything followed in 2022 and contains the hit single “Super Gremlin” as a bonus track.
Kodak Black was placed into a youth detention center three times in one year and then placed on probation.
In October 2015, he was arrested in Pompano Beach and charged with robbery, battery, false imprisonment of a child, and possession of cannabis. He was later released.
In April 2016, Kodak Black was arrested in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, and fleeing from officers.
The following month in May 2016, he was arrested in Broward County, Florida, and charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment. He was detained in custody.
How Many Kids Does Kodak Black Have?
King and Yuri, two of Kodak Black’s children, are his son and daughter from two different women, respectively. In February, it was announced that Kodak Black was expecting a third kid.