Kodak Black

Kodak Black
Kodak Black in an Atlantic press photo, 2017
Kodak Black in an Atlantic press photo, 2017
Background information
Birth nameDieuson Octave
Also known as
  • Bill Kahan Blanco
  • J-Black[1]
Born (1997-06-11) June 11, 1997 (age 24)[2]
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Childrenat least 1
Websiteofficialkodakblack.com

Bill Kahan Kapri[6][7][8] (born Dieuson Octave, June 11, 1997), better known by his stage name Kodak Black,[9] is an American rapper. He gained initial recognition with his single "No Flockin", released in 2014. His debut album, Painting Pictures (2017), peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 and included the Billboard Hot 100 top ten single "Tunnel Vision". Black's second album, Dying to Live (2018), peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and was supported by the single "Zeze" (featuring Travis Scott and Offset), which peaked at number 2 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).

  1. ^ "Uncover Kodak Black's Music When He Was Known as J-Black – XXL".
  2. ^ "Dieuson Octave". Local 10.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Kodak Black". Soundcloud.
  4. ^ "Kodak Black Signs Record Deal With Atlantic Records". 24hourhiphop.com. October 21, 2015. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Kodak Black Interview | Pigeons & Planes". Pigeonsandplanes.com.
  6. ^ "Kodak Black Changes Name to Bill K. Kapri – Rap-Up – Rap-Up". www.rap-up.com. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kodak Black Legally Changes Name". BallerStatus.com. May 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kodak Black Faces 2-7 Year Sentence After Pleading Guilty to Gun Charge". Complex Networks.
  9. ^ Macadams, Torii (October 1, 2014). "Born in the Trap: An Interview with Kodak Black". Passion of the Weiss.

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