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But despite all these background noises that seem to be his career’s love team, he became one of the highest-paid rappers of our time. With his rising popularity, Kodak Black became the most searched artist on Google way back in 2015. Whatever people are searching for, this article collected it all, giving you a summarization of Kodak Black’s life story, career journey, and net worth.
Kodak Black was born Dieuson Octave on June 11, 1997, in Pompano Beach, Florida. He was raised by an immigrant mother, and after he was abandoned by his father, they transferred to a nearby housing society in Golden Acres, which serves as Haitian immigrants' living space.
With a place unideal for a child to develop in, Octave adopted the anti-social acts of his society. At a very young age, he started to sell drugs and was constantly involved in other petty crimes. Never in his life did he become interested in academics; rather, he was very active in all types of school fights, leading to his expulsion.
The only thing that young Octave is passionate about is his desire to become a rapper. Although academics are the least of his concerns, he patiently read through several books in pursuit of learning a strong English vocabulary for his rapping. By the age of 12, he had begun racing into the world of rap.
Visiting recording studios became one of Octave's favorite pastimes; however, getting involved in such passionate places cannot easily wipe away the bad habits he developed from his roots. Hopelessly arrested by the age of 15, he began his silent goodbyes to the passion he desired. But, just as he thought that hope was gone, one producer bailed him out. Saved by his talent, this became the turning point in Octave’s career.
He started with a stage name of J-Black and joined several local small-time rap groups, including 'Brutal Youngnz' when he was 12 and another group named 'The Kolyons.'
His debut mixtape, 'Project Baby,' which was released in December of 2013, brought Kodak fame. His local popularity then started to rise when a famous rapper called Drake danced to one of his songs, 'Skrt.' In a short time span, Kodak became the talk of the town, even becoming the most searched name on Google. From this very moment, the name Kodak Black was pushed to national fame. With Black’s instant popularity, Atlantic Records is bent on offering him a contract with a promise to increase his fame.
In 2016, the rapper worked on his first collaboration project with French Montana. They produced a single entitled 'Lockjaw' which was released in May of the same year and was featured on several R&B and hip-hop charts.
Kodak Black - Running Outta Love [Heart Break Kodak]
With the continued success of his solo single 'Skrt,' which was featured on various R&B and hip-hop charts in 2016, he released his fourth mixtape, 'Lil B.I.G. Pac.' The mixtape was produced and released under 'Atlantic Records,' which also became his first album to feature on the 'Billboard' music charts.
Kodak released another single entitled 'Tunnel Vision' in early 2017. The song was included in many American music charts and debuted at the 27th spot on the Billboard Hot 100, at number six. In March of the same year, Kodak released 'Painting Picture' as his debut studio album. The album has taken the second spot on the Billboard 200 and turned out to be one of his greatest successes. This album was followed by the release of 'Project Baby 2' and the album 'Codeine Dreaming.' One single from the album later appeared as the 52nd song on the 'Billboard Hot 100' chart.
The release of his mixtape 'Heartbreak Kodak' followed the next year, which at first found success.
Kodak Black's Controversies
All throughout his successful career, Kodak Black was most likely to get involved in several bad habits, making him one of the most criticized rappers of modernity. As it turned out, his passionate career could not stop him from committing several crimes that put him behind bars. Once, he was charged with weapon possession, possession of cannabis, and armed robbery.
He was also entangled in a major controversy in 2017 after he recorded a video of himself and other men showing a woman performing a sexual act and posted it on social media.
Kodak Black Net Worth
Kodak Black’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million and will continue to grow following his unstoppable success.
Industry insiders revealed that Kodak Black is earning a decent amount—$3.35 million annually—from his record sales, tours, merchandise sales, and investments. His YouTube channel is also earning huge dollars for having over 8 million subscribers.
His preeminent success as a new-generation rapper allowed him to obtain a luxurious lifestyle. Kodak was surrounded by expensive jewelry and models in his daily life. Among his many possessions are his Rolex, Richard Mille, and Hublot timepieces. He was also spotted wearing a 24K gold grill back in 2016. He was not also denying his car collections, including his Mercedes-Maybach, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Lamborghini Urus, and a custom-built Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. To add more luxury to this well-known rapper, he was also reported to have gifted his mother a $3-million-worth home in early 2022.
After all the issues he has encountered with his failure to achieve a clean rapper image, Kodak Black’s professionalism towards his passion can be considered the yin to his yang. Old habits die hard, but on the back of his bad acts, his dedication towards his chosen career is an exceptionally strong habit that made him who he is today. After all, picking rap instead of selling drugs became one of the brightest decisions he ever made in his life.