Dieuson Octave (born June 11, 1997) is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. He is noted for his singles "No Flockin" and "Tunnel Vision", as well as his numerous legal issues.
Dieuson Octave was born on June 11, 1997 in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he was also raised. His parents were emigrants from Haiti. Octave was raised by his mother, Marcelene Octave, in Golden Acres, a public housing project in Pompano Beach.
Octave started rapping in elementary school and began to go to a local trap house after school to record music. Octave spent his youth reading thesauruses and dictionaries to further his vocabulary. Octave used to get in a lot of trouble which included him participating in multiple brawls and breaking and entering frequently with his friends. Octave was kicked out of school in the fifth grade for fighting and caught his first punishable-by-life charge when he was in middle-school for Grand Theft Auto. Talking about his upbringing, Octave said that he was given two options "sell drugs with a gun on his hip or rap"
From the age of six, Octave used the nickname "Black". He also used the nickname "Lil' Black". When he joined Instagram he chose the username "Kodak Black". This later became his stage name when he started to rap and a name favored by his fans.
Painting Pictures (2017)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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