- Mon Mar 13, 2017, 7:35 AM GMT
The 19-year-old Florida rapper earns first top 10 single on Billboard Hot 100 chart with 'Tunnel Vision', which has been played over 13 million times on SoundCloud since its release in mid-February.READ MORE
Kodak Black is the new spirit in hip-hop music industry. Born Dieuson Octave, Kodak was raised by an immigrant Haitian mother who had no husband to help her out. At the age of six, he started using "Black" and "Lil' Black" for his nickname. He later chose "Kodak Black" for his Instagram username, which eventually became his stage name when he began rapping.
When he was 11 or 12 years old, Kodak joined a rap group in Pompano Beach, Florida called the Brutal Yungenz. Under his stage names "J-Black", "Duffle Black" or simply "Black", he proved that even though he was the youngest in the group, his high-pitched vocals helped him to stand out on early tracks from the group like "What U Talking Bout" and "Walk With Me".