Watch Kodak Black’s 2016 XXL Freshman Interview and Freestyle
Once an artist claims to be better than both Biggie and Tupac, hip-hop fans take notice. Kodak Black did just that during his interview for his spot on the 2016 XXL Freshman Class cover. "I'm bigger than Tupac and Biggie," the 19-year-old Pompano Beach, Fla. native states.
Earlier this month, Kodak dropped the fittingly titled mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac, a collection of tracks showcasing his growth since dropping previous projects like Project Baby, Heart of the Projects and Institution. It's obvious the "SKRT" rapper knows a thing or two about staying productive considering he's remained consistent with new material. "People just see like the shine, they don't see the grind," Kodak shares.
Anyone familiar with his solo efforts or his guest appearances on tracks like French Montana's "Lockjaw" know Kodak has a unique place in the game when it comes to his presence on the mic. "I got this voice from the Lord I guess," he continues. "I could just ride the beat any type of way, switch it up on it, come back with some other shit."
Songs like “Slayed,” off Lil B.I.G. Pac, serve as an example of Kodak’s delivery. Before the tape was out for the masses to hear, the Snipergang leader decided to use those same lyrics from the track for his 2016 XXL Freshman freestyle. “Hell yeah they call me Kodak but I ain't come to take no picture/So icy, make it blizzard, and the lean I'm sippin' sizzurp,” he rhymes. Looks like Kodak was feeling the vibe so much he eventually turned those bars into what we now know as “Slayed” featuring Boosie BadAzz.
Watch Kodak Black open up about his movement above and witness his lyrical style and behind-the-scenes photos below.
See Behind-the-Scenes With Kodak Black at 2016 XXL Freshman Class Cover Shoot