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Kodak Black

Dieuson Octave (born June 11, 1997), better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper born and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida.[5]

Kodak Black was born in Pompano Beach, Florida. His parents were immigrants from Haiti. Kodak Black was raised by his mother in Golden Acres, a public housing project in Pompano Beach.[5]

Kodak Black began rapping with his cousins at age 12 while in elementary school. He then became affiliated with the local rap group "Brutal Youngnz", and then with the "Kolyons".[2][5]

Kodak Black was placed into a juvenile detention center three times in one year, and then placed on probation.[2]

In 2014, Kodak Black was working towards his high school diploma at Blanche Ely High School.[5][6]

In 2015, Canadian rapper Drake posted a video of himself dancing to one of Kodak Black's singles, Skrt.[7]

In October 2015, Kodak Black was arrested in Pompano Beach and charged with robbery, battery, false imprisonment of a child, and possession of cannabis.[1] He was released from custody, and shortly after signed a deal with Atlantic Records.[3]

Kodak Black and rapper Lil Uzi Vert announced their intention to partner for a national tour called the "Parental Advisory Tour" in 2016.[8]