On the final day of March, 19 year old Pompano Beach rapper Kodak Black, dropped his debut album “Painting Pictures,” with a solid 18 tracks. The initial listen was marvelous. The Floridian dialect from this young man is what attracts people into his music, and what initially caught me. Introducing the world to new terms and also giving an in depth look at what it’s like to grow up in the projects and what survival takes.
There is an A List class of features that include Bun B, Future, A Boogie With The Hoodie, Jeezy, and Young Thug. There is no reason to skip a track, although this is not the ideal hip hop record and the style in which Kodak expresses himself, it fits what the millennium kids are accustomed to being fed today musically.
Standout records from this project include, “Up In Here,” “Patty Cake,” and “Why They Call You Kodak,” where he utilizes his infamous Breakfast Club interview to layout a lovely track on how he got his name. Also, with the release of this album there is a special WSHH documentary that was released online to show the process on how this album came together.