20 of the Best Lyrics From Kodak Black’s ‘Painting Pictures’ Album
Hip-hop is in the midst of a changing of the guard, with rappers that were recently considered the new class inching towards veteran status, making way for a new crop of young rap acts to emerge and fill their shoes. One of the new jacks who has become one of the faces for what's new and fresh in today's rap scene is Kodak Black, a teenage spitter out of Florida who has slowly become one of the brightest, albeit controversial, upstarts in rap.
Captivating the rap world in 2015, with his single "Skrt" and impressing on his mixtape releases, Kodak would spend much of 2016 behind bars, but would continue to build his buzz, with his Lil B.I.G. Pac mixtape as well as a feature on French Montana's "Lockjaw" both making waves. Despite ongoing legal issues and currently being locked up, Kodak Black's debut album, Painting Pictures, dropped on its expected released date. The project finds the rapper taking the next step in his carer. Featuring appearances from Future, Young Thug, Jeezy, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Bun B, Painting Pictures is a high-powered collection with plenty of star power.
With Painting Pictures being such a hot release, it was a no-brainer that XXL give the album a thorough listen to see if the former XXL Freshman rose to the occasion and was able to deliver a debut that lives up to his promise. After sitting with the LP, it's clear there are many standout songs with couplets and stanzas that exemplify why Kodak Black is considered such a talent. Here are 20 of the best lyrics from Kodak Black's Painting Pictures album that instantly stood out to us. Did your favorites make the cut? Check them out below.
"You know I'm a hot boy, but I ain't never lose my cool/The streets on fire, that's why I'm ridin' with my tool/1800 block boy, I'm quick to give a bitch the blues/I was already sentenced, before I came up out the womb/Streets done already sentenced me, before no cracker could/And I wonder why, when I'm just so fucked up out the hood"
"I'm cooling but the block on fire/Scoop the twenty out the pot/None of my niggas ain't went to college/All of my niggas they out the projects/Drop the money, catch the body/Jimmy Neutron with the rocket/Fuck with me, you know I got it/I do it and won't talk about it"
"Everybody wanna be a rapper, shinin' like a boss on stage/But, it's gonna take mo' than some YouTube liks and a gaddamn IG page/Everybody wanna be who they can't instead of tryna be who they are/Man, this shit won't get you to far, you'll never be a star regardless of the paint on your car" - Bun B
"I make that pussy feelin' like it's mac n' cheese/Like Dwyane Wade, I be packin' heat/Got a toy with a whole thirty clip in in it/I fuck with Reckless, that my nigga 'cause he authentic/Got lil Rex on the beat and I am not friendly/I get stupid on a nigga like I'm autistic"
"I'm sippin' on Belaire, my chick from Bel-Air/My whip from Germany, I'm cooler than LL/I clap a nigga like patty cake, I clap a nigga like patty cake/I'm swaggin', I got flavour, I got sauce, call me Ragu/I love my baby girl pussy bald, call her Caillou"
"I'm scared to show you how I feel/I ain't got no heart, but you the one that make me feel/How you would you take it, if I show you how I feel/It's somethin' bout you, I ain't even know that I could feel/Say you ain't the one, but I'm rocking with you still/Ain't about the sex, girl we could Netflix, we could chill"
"Streets left me scarred, ain't no worries/Rack my money up in a hurry/Thirteen strippers, James Harden/Money make you greedy when you starving/Monisha, Tamica , they vouching/Before I had anything, I was saucing" - Future
"In a brand new Range, diamond colored candy cane/I bought a brand new K, I can't wait to let it spray/I'm sorry mom to bring you through so much pain/I said I'm sorry mom, I ain't mean for it to be this way/Ayy fuck it, bitch, I'm here, I got diamond rings/All the finer things, designer jeans, I'm gettin' paid" - Kodak Black
"Lil Kodak, they don't like to see you winnin'/They wanna see you in the penitentiary/I need me a lil' baby who gon' listen/Girl, I don't wanna be the one you iggin'/My mama told me: "Boy, make a decision!"/Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision/They sendin' all my homies on a mission/And I ain't tryna miss out on these millions"
"I told you niggas I'm gon' be that fuckin' nigga/Everything be good 'til you doin' better than 'em/They wanna see a nigga shot or see me in the system/All you niggas out here poison like snake venom/Codeine in my liver, rockin' Balenciaga denim/I'm booted even when I'm sober, I don't need a jigga"
"I beat the pot with the spoon and watch the dope lock up/I drop the 5 in the Duce like I'm Urlacher//Don't make me run up in your gig 'cause I'm a show stopper/I got 99 bands, I ain't got no problems/Ayy, repeat what you just say, you don't want no problems/I'm patient, when she give me head, I call her dome doctor/I keep a pep in my step like I'm pimp walkin'/I run up in your home like I'm a Macaulay Culkin"
"I'm sleepin' in a dorm, but they ain't send me off to college/I still got money buried from that lick I hit in Raleigh/I'm book-smart but the streets gave me all my knowledge/So there ain't nun' for you when you comin' out the projects/So there ain't nun' for you when you comin' out the slum/A mouth full of gold teeth, they think a nigga dumb/I got a handful of dreads, think a nigga illiterate/But I know when I go to talk, a nigga'll reconsider it" - Kodak Black
"A young nigga, I jumped off the porch, run Forrest/I'll lose it about that money, I'll go dumb for it/I'm workin' like a Mexican, fuck around and get deported/I bought my mama a crib, thirty clip in my forty/She said that my baby, I told that bih let's go to Maury/Lame niggas get extorted, if it ain't foreign then it's borin'" - Kodak Black
"You told on your mans, went to sing like you Whitney/Floating on a Xan, swear to god it got me dizzy/Project baby, I remember eating lilly-dillys/Culinary arts, I do my thing in the kitchen/If I go to jail you niggas will never come and visit/You think she breast feeding me, I'm sucking on her titties"
"You don't live my life, when you hear my songs you'll feel like you lived it/I don't got no lady 'cause these bitches never like to listen/Getting bread every day, I graduated from biscuits/I don't do karate so why lil shawty wanna kick it/The Audi got four rings, it think a nigga in the Olympics"
"I'm calculating every move, this shit like playing chess/AR-15 with the scope just like I'm Ron Artest/All you bitches you can't touch this like I'm MC Hammer/Where were you when I was cutting dope with Arm & Hammer/When I was jumping in them houses like I'm fucking Santa/They send me to the slammer, you won't even send a letter"
"Pull up, hop out a foreign whip/I got some guns in the pool pit/And with my car, got a full kit/Don't make me go brazy, go ludicrous/Been doin' for ages, you new to this/I look at the greatest like who is this?/I ball on 'em like I'm Peja Stojaković/I diggin' your bitch with a lot of dick" - Young Thug
"I'm livin' like a sniper, slidin' with the window cracked/'Cause I'm about to see out the and I be chasin' paper/But these ladies, they be after me/And every time I talk to one, they gotta strategy/All of 'em got a game plan on try to capture me/Think about my life, every night I'm smokin' grabba leaf" - Kodak Black
"Yo, my daughter got a nanny for my her other nanny/Bitch, I made it out the hood, motherfuckin' Grammy/Two mil on wheels, that's in my garage/Wish Granny could see me now, bitch, I'm livin' large/Tripped a lotta deal, reupped and parted ways/50/50, make it back, that's what the odds say" - Jeezy
"I'm on probation, but I'm sly and not even 'posed to be out/But I'm lurkin', tryna come see what your press about/See, when it's 'bout me, I'ma slide, run in yo' house/See, when it's 'bout me, niggas die, 'cause I'm in my prime/I ain't got no time to do no beefin', like I'm a vegan/See when it's pressure, I ain't sleepin', I ain't doin' no tweetin'"