Kodak Black is a 20-year-old rapper from Florida who got noticed in 2015 after another famous rapper promoted his song “Skrt” by filming himself dancing to it. He is known for songs “No Flockin” “Hungry”, and “Tunnel Vision”, as well as numerous controversies and issues with the law.
This article talks about all of those interesting details from Kodak Black’s life, and of course his net worth.
Kodak Black was born as Dieuson Octave in Pompano Beach on the 11th of June 1997. He grew up in Golden Acres, a public housing project, raised by his mother, who is originally from Haiti, as well as his father.
Black started rapping at a very young age. He would record his music at a local trap house every day after school. There he gained new friends that were not a desirable role model for a young boy. As a consequence Octave was involved in several cases of break-ins and fights with those friends.
He knew the only way out from the road of a criminal was to make it as a rapper, so Octave spent his youth working on his songs and reading dictionaries to further his vocabulary.
The stage name Kodak Black was driven out of Octave’s childhood nickname “Lil’ Black”. He first went under the stage name “J Black”. Then he came up with a name that was more unique “Kodak Black” and used it for the first time to start an Instagram account.
At the age of 12 Octave became a member of “Brutal Youngnz” group. Later on, he joined “The Kolyons”. His first mixtape saw the light of day in 2013. The tape was called “Project Baby” and Octave was 16 years old when it came out. Following years two more mixtapes came out.
The breakthrough moment for Kodak Black came in 2015 when his song “Skrt” got noticed thanks to Drake. The Canadian rapper was caught on film dancing to Black’s “Skrt” and Drake posted it on socials. A year later the song became number 10 on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles” chart.
Soon Atlantic Records signed a contract with Black and he announced a national tour. However Black did not show up at the “Parental Advisory Tour” he was supposed to attend with Lil Uzi Vert.
In June 2016 XXL magazine named Kodak Black one of “2016 Freshman Class”. The same month fourth mixtape signed with Black’s name came out. “Lil B.I.G. Pac” Black called it, and it was his first tape to reach Billboard’s chart.
Kodak Black’s single “Tunnel Vision” released in February 2017 became his first to get included amongst top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In March 2017 Black debuted with a studio album. It was called “Painting Pictures” and sold more than 70.000 copies in the first week following the release. The album also reached number three on the Billboard’s chart. More recently in August 2017 Octave released his fourth mixtape as a sequel to the first mixtape, and called it “Project Baby II”.
Kodak Black is currently not in a relationship. He has a three-year-old son called King Khalid Octave with a former girlfriend Jammiah Broomfield. Black has a complicated relationship with the mother of his son, and he has asked to get a partial custody of the child.
Full name: Dieuson Octave (requested a change to Bill Kahan Blanco)
Nickname: Kodak Black
Date of birth: the 11th of June 1997
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
Age: 20 years old
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African-American, Haitian
Father name: Unknown
Brother name: two brothers, the older one John Wicks
Mother name: Marcelene Octave
Marital status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Children: A son, King Khalid Octave
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Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches)
Weight: 66 kg (145.5 pounds)
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: Dark brown
Shoe Size: Unknown
Distinctive Features: Gold filed teeth, numerous tattoos (small cross on the face), and eccentric hairstyles.
Net Worth and Salary
Kodak Black’s estimated net worth is $600,000 and most of it comes from mixtapes, studio album, and singles that reached Billboard charts.
Kodak Black has 4.4 million followers on Instagram and 1.4 million on Twitter. He started his YouTube channel in 2013 and now has 2.1 million subscribers and over one billion views.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kodakblack/ (@kodakblack)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheRealKodakBlack (@TheRealKodakBlack)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kodakblack1k (@kodakblack1k)
Snapchat: @ JBlack1K
Interesting Facts about Kodak Black
Octave is currently attending Blanche Ely High School in his hometown with the aim to get a diploma.
Octave’s name has been surrounded by controversy often in his short career, whether by using his Instagram account to offend somebody, or getting arrested and sentenced to spend time in prison.
Kodak Black posted a sex video on Instagram. The video was actually a live feed of Black getting oral sex by an unknown female at a hotel room in Washington, D.C. with a number of other men. The incident happened in January 2017 and Kodak commented on it by saying he just couldn’t help himself.
Black recently offended African-American women on Instagram by publicly discussing his preference for light-skin over darker one in women. He also said that he doesn’t like his own complexion. A similar incident happened in August 2016, when Kodak Black used offensive lyrics in a studio session video, implying dark-skinned black women were less attractive than light-skinned ones.
Kodak also recently insulted fellow 2016 XXL Freshmen, rappers Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty, whilst conducting a live-stream on Instagram.
In 2016 Black faced sexual assault charges in South Carolina. The victim claimed Octave raped her in his hotel room after a show at “Treasure City” in Florence in February 2016.
As the result of different criminal charges through the course of years, Black has been sent to spend time in jail, has been sentenced to house arrest several times, suspended from driving for a year, sentenced to community service and even had to pass anger management.
Kodak Black was reported to have misbehaved in anger management group classes by constantly burping during the class, refusing to leave and grabbing his anger management counselor by the wrist after she threatened to call the police. He did, however, manage to pass the anger management and bragged about it on Instagram in September 2017.
For violating his house arrest Octave was in May 2017 sentenced to spend one year in the Broward County Jail, but was released early after he completed a life skills course. Octave was released from prison in June 2017 but should remain under house arrest for the remainder of the sentence, followed by five years of probation.
Kodak Black is known for constantly rapping about his adventures with the law previous and future misdeeds. In 2016, while he was in jail, Kodak released the song “Can I”. The same year he recorded the song “There He Go” within hours after getting released from Florence, South Carolina jail where he went because of sexual assault charges.
Black’s music was influenced by rappers like Lil Boosie, Boosie Badazz, and Chief Keef.
The last time he was in prison Octave studied scripture with a priest and started identifying himself as a Hebrew Israelite. In Jun 2017 he filed an appeal to change his legal name to Bill Kahan Blanco. Kahan means “priest” in Hebrew.
Kodak Black is a 20-year-old rapper from Florida known for constantly rapping about his adventures with the law. He was listed amongst “2016 Freshman Class”. He released four mixtapes and one studio album.
Dieuson Octave, which is Kodak Black’s real name, got noticed in 2015 after another famous rapper promoted one of his songs. Nowadays his single “Tunnel Vision” got included amongst top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 and his debut studio album “Painting Pictures” reached number three on the Billboard 200 also selling a record of 71.000 copies in the first week.
He is also known for songs “No Flockin” and “Hungry”, as well as numerous controversies and issues with the law.
Kodak Black is said to be earning a net worth of $600,000 in 2017. He is currently going as single and has a son from one of his previous relationships.