Kodak Black Kodak Black Kodak Black is establishing his place as the hottest new hip hop artist in the game. The 17 year old self proclaimed “Chosen One” of the streets grew up in the Golden Acres projects of Pompano Beach, FL. He began rapping at the age of twelve with the group Brutal Youngnz. His favorite rapper was Lil Boosie. Kodak was inspired not only by Boosie’s style, but also by his success. Kodak thought if Lil Boosie could become successful in his career and make a living rapping, he could do the same. As his experience with music progressed, he became affiliated with the Kolyons, a popular local group from Broward County. As a teenager growing up without a father, Kodak learned very early that he would have to hustle to survive. He started robbing as a way to provide for himself and his family. After several run ins with the law, he was placed in a juvenile detention center a total of three times in one year and finally placed on probation. It was then that he decided to put all his time and energy into his music career with the help of Dollaz N Dealz ENT. The CEO of Dollaz N Dealz, A.D. Julien, saw a star quality in Kodak Black that he had never seen before. Kodak was wise beyond his years and had the ability to light up a room with his presence. He decided to invest in Kodak Black’s solo career and signed him to the DND label. On December 25, 2013 Kodak Black dropped his first mixtape titled, “Project Baby.” The response from the streets was so overwhelming that Kodak and the DND family started gaining nationwide exposure. Gaining this level of success at the age of sixteen has only motivated Kodak Black to grind harder. As he continues to gain exposure, he continues to set more trends and breaks more records.