Stream Kodak Black’s ‘Institution’ Mixtape
For the third time in three Decembers, the Florida rapper Kodak Black has sated his fans' appetites with a new mixtape. Institution, a 24-track affair that does not feature "Ran Up a Check," his summer hit, was made available on DatPiff on Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
The tape comes exactly 12 months after his second major release, Heart of the Projects, and 24 after Project Baby, the tape that served as his breakthrough and solidified for him a fan base outside his home town of Pompano Beach.
The year since Heart of the Projects has seen Kodak become one of the most buzzed-about young rappers in the world. Kevin Gates has shouted him out on wax, Earl Sweatshirt on Twitter. Drake posted an Instagram video of himself dancing to Kodak's song "SKRT," and Kylie Jenner has named him as one of her favorite new artists and someone she hopes to meet in 2016.
Despite the newfound attention, the young MC was hamstrung by a series of legal issues that saw him in and out of court and detention centers, and presumably hindered his travel. Nevertheless, 2016 looks as if it could be Kodak's year, with his distinct voice and delivery--both of which owe a debt to Boosie--and his undeniable momentum. Stream Institution in its entirety below, and be sure to backtrack and catch the last two tapes before he's inescapable.
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