Who is Kodak Black?
Bill K. Kapri, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, was actually born Dieuson Octave on the 11th June 1997 in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA, so is currently at the age of 21. He is a rapper and songwriter, who is probably best recognized for releasing the hit single “Tunnel Vision”, and two studio albums – “Painting Pictures” and “Dying To Live”.
Would you like to know more about Kodak Black’s musical career and life? How rich is he, as of now? Is he out of jail? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Is Kodak Black out of jail?
Apart from being mostly recognized as a rapper and songwriter who has released a number of hit singles so far, Kodak is also known in the media for having considerable trouble with the law, such as the possession of weapons, armed robbery and possession of cannabis, and has ended up in jail several times. Most recently, he was arrested due to his passing a gun and marijuana around a child while he was recording an Instagram live video. Other charges included the possession of a firearm, child neglect and the possession of marijuana, so he was sentenced to serve 364 days in jail. He was released in August of 2018, and so is free as of early 2019.
Life before Fame and Education
Concerning his early life, Kodak spent his childhood in Pompano Beach – his parents immigrated from Haiti, but he was raised alongside his older brother John Wicks by their single mother, Marcelene Octave, in the Golden Acres public housing society, as his father left the family. He became interested in music very early, and began rapping while he was attending elementary school, at that time going to a local trap house after classes to record music. Having a difficult childhood without a father, he became a troublemaker from an early age, so he was expelled from school in his fifth grade, which brought him more problems. He stated once that he had only two options to survive – selling drugs or rapping.
Regarding his education, he stated in 2014 that he was working to matriculate from Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, and four years later, he obtained his GED while he was in jail.
Speaking about his career, it began in 2009 when he was only 12 years old, becoming a part of the rap group called Brutal Youngnz, using the stage nickname J-Black. Soon afterwards, Kodak left the group to join another called The Kolyons. His debut mixtape, entitled “Project Baby”, was released in December of 2013, which was followed by his second mixtape “Heart Of The Projects” in the same month of the following year. In December of 2015, he released his third mixtape, entitled “Institution”, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
Rise to Fame
His career moved to the next level in October 2015, when the famous Canadian hip hop artist Drake shared via his official social media sites, the video of himself dancing to Kodak’s song “Skrt”, which increased enormously his popularity. So, it did not take long until he was offereda singing contract with Atlantic Records. In May of 2016, he announced that he would appear on the national tour “Parental Advisory Tour”, but didn’t show up. However, in the same month he featured in the single “Lockjaw” by French Montana, which peaked at No. 23 on the US Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while in August of the same year, his single “Skirt” peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard’s “Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles” chart, adding a considerable amount to his net worth, and increasing his fame. It was followed by his fourth mixtape, entitled “Lil B.I.G. Pac”, which reached No. 18 on the Heatseakers Albums chart, as well as No. 49 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, leading him to be named one of the “2016 Freshman Class” by XXL magazine.
Recent Years and Studio Albums
To speak further about his career, Kodak achieved enormous success in February of 2017, when he released the hit single “Tunnel Vision”, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. During the same year, out came his debut studio album, entitled “Painting Pictures”, which topped the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and reached No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, subsequently being certified gold by RIAA, so helping to increase his net worth by a large margin. In December of 2018, he released his second studio album – “Dying To Live” – which topped both the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the US Billboard 200 charts. He has also released other mixtapes, including “Project Baby 2” (2017) and “Heart Break Kodak” (2018). His net worth is certainly still rising.
Kodak Black Net Worth
His career officially started in 2009, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a rapper. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kodak Black is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful career. If he continues to line up successes, his net worth will surely increase a lot in the forthcoming years.
Personal Life and Appearance
To talk about his personal life, Kodak tends to keep it away from the eyes of the public, so information if he is dating someone or not has not been revealed. He was romantically linked to Instagram model Cuban Doll in 2017, and supposedly proposed to her, but after her refusal they apparently broke up, so tt’s believed that he is currently single. However, Kodak is the father of a boy named King Khalid Octave; he didn’t find out that he had a son until the boy was a year old.
Speaking about his appearance, he stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while his weight is reputed to be around 165lbs (75kgs). He is known as a huge fan of tattoos, and has numerous tattoos on his body and even on his face.
Snap Life Lil Nigga You Bet Not Live This Life I Rap About pic.twitter.com/uxsMmZ2xbV
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) June 13, 2017
Why did he change his name?
Kodak’s real name is Dieuson Octave, and he would probably not have changed it if he hadn’t come in touch with a Hebrew minister while he was serving one of his sentences in jail. After giving him some lessons on Hebrew Scriptures, Kodak became a Hebrew Israelite, and as a result he chose to change his name to Bill K. Kapri in 2018.
Kodak Black is also known for many controversies. In January of 2017, he posted a video showing him with several other men and a woman in a hotel room, who performed oral sex on them. The video immediately caused negative comments of the public, so he deleted that and apologized publicly by posting a message on his official Twitter account. Later that year, he posted on his Instagram account that he prefers light-skinned women more than black women, because they are ‘too gutter’.
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the music industry, Kodak Black is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his upcoming projects, but also to share various other contents. As we already mentioned, he runs his official Instagram account, having more than seven million followers, as well as his official Twitter account, on which he has more than two million followers. Moreover, he has also launched his official Facebook page.