|New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Last week, Kodak Black
released his anticipated sophomore studio album, Dying to Live. That LP's arrival was followed swiftly by a black-and-white, JD Films-directed video for the Lil Pump-assisted album cut "Gnarly," which portrayed the 21-year-old rapper as the "Suburban Dude" character he's been cultivating on Instagram in recent weeks. Continuing to build the gritty Dying to Life narrative's cinematic visual component, Kodak Black
is back with yet another new visual; this time around, the soul-searching standout "Close to the Grave" is brought to life.
Dressed in a black puffer jacket, Lil Kodak walks the streets at night with a shovel in hand while grappling with life and death. He eventually stops at a pile of dirt and starts digging a grave before pouring out liquor.
"You know death right around the corner and prison my next-door neighbor," he raps. "Feel like I'm dyin' to live / I know we live to die, but I feel like I'm dyin' to live."
"Close to the Grave" appears on Kodak's new album Dying to Live, which features Travis
Scott, Offset, Juice WRLD, and Lil Pump. The album, which Drake
called one of his "favorites in the last five years," is expected to expected to debut with 60-70,000 equivalent album units.