Instead of racking up almost half a million in performance checks, the Painting Pictures rapper turned down four offers to focus on studio time, according to TMZ. The four shows in D.C., South Dakota, Oregon, and in the capitol of his home state, Tallahassee, Florida, amounted to more than $400,000 in extra cash. But Kodak left all that money behind to focus on what matters most: the music.
He also quickly hit the studio. "Last time, the first day he came out, he recorded, like, three, four songs,” Ale Junnier, who works closely with Black, told Complex. “He’ll probably want to do that again. He loves recording. When he’s home, we record every day, no matter what.”
The 21-year-old could be finishing up music he worked on during his seven months behind bars. “There’s times he’s sharing with me what he’s written down, what he’s working on,” Dyryk, Kodak’s producer/engineer, told Complex about the rapper’s time in jail. “For the times that he wanted to record over the phone, he was like, ‘Man, record this real quick.’ And I just record it. I know it’s fresh in his mind.”
Kodak Black is free for the time being. While in jail he earned his GED, changed his legal name to Bill K. Kapri (previously Dieuson Octave), and took courses on parenting. He also found time to draft a new book.
There’s a chance he could still face sexual battery charges brought against him in South Carolina, but for now, Kodak is seriously focused on putting out new music.