Kodak Black Wants Judge’s Permission to Work With Rappers With Criminal Histories
This past Monday, the 2016 XXL Freshman's lawyer filed court documents with a judge to specify the parameters of his house arrest, asking him if Kodak will be allowed to record music with rappers with a criminal history. TMZ reported the news earlier today.
Apparently, the conditions of Kodak's release—which he secured after only a month of his roughly year-long sentence because he completed a life skills course from behind bars—stipulate that he can't associate with known felons. The thing is, Kodak, and many, many rappers, are known to do just that. You could argue it's a pre-requisite for being a part of the rap game.
During his time in the industry, Kodak's collaborated with the likes of Gucci Mane and Young Thug, just two rappers who have been arrested in the past. With this in mind, you can see why Kodak's being extra cautious.
"As the Defendant is a recording artist, he has the opportunity to work with other recording artists on a regular basis," the motion reads. "Some of those recording artists or associates may have criminal histories [...] Defendant would not want to unintentionally be violated for associating with individuals with criminal histories or felony convictions. Defendant would not be able to provide specific names to the court at this time of the individuals he may work with in the future, or the family members that may associate with him on occasion. As such, defendant is requesting that the court allow an exception for work associates and family members, regarding the condition to not associate with known felons."
In the meantime, listen to Kodak remix Kyle's hit song "iSpy." It's the first new music we've heard from Kodak since he came home, but he's already recorded a song and a video called "First Day Out," and even though he has to do another year of house arrest, he has a studio in his crib now, so expect more new music soon.
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