Born Dieuson Octave, Bill Kahan Kapri is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. With the 2014 release of his track “No Flockin,” he first came to public attention.
His debut album, Painting Pictures (2017), had the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single “Tunnel Vision,” and it peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200.
Dying to Live (2018) by Black reached its highest point on the Billboard 200, and the track “Zeze” (with Travis Scott and Offset) reached its highest point 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
What Religion is Kodak Black?
Following a scripture study with a priest who does prison ministry, Kodak Black started to identify as a Hebrew Israelite when he was incarcerated.