Due to the success of his February album Back For Everything and his now-famous verse on Kendrick Lamar’s “Silent Hill,” Kodak Black continues to have a year to remember.
Surprising fans with his latest new EP Closure (Aug. 19) exclusively on YouTube, Yak took to Instagram Live simultaneously with its release to explain how the project came together. Stemming from his December 2021 single “Closure,” the rest of the four songs leaked some time last month. After eventually deciding to drop the full EP on his channel, he spoke on how he “made this last year in a dark spot” and had initially never planned to release it.
Closure is a body of work that sees Kodak address his thoughts on the industry, relationships with women and fallen friends. The Floridian doesn’t have any trouble getting in his bag here, creating emotionally driven tracks that allow his unapologetic lyrics to shine over melodic-production.
In the midst of his beef with former close-friend and collaborator Jackboy, Yak claims “I’m Off That” on the opening song of the project. Hoping to avoid drama, Black also noted in his IG Live session that “this is not intended to diss or expose anyone, instead to close a chapter in my book before I go on to the next peacefully”
N***a, come give me a hug, f**k what beefin’ ’bout
‘Cause if you let it sit too long, then the relation rot
But I’ll accept the apology that I never got
All this time you was tweetin’ I ain’t said nothin’
The only reason that hurt me ’cause you meant something”Kodak Black – “I’m Off That”
On “They Fear Me,” the third of five songs on the EP, he details how he was close to “quitting rapping” because of the politics and how he feels that he’s being black-balled. Also touching on missed opportunities, Kodak delivered bars about not winning any of the nine Grammys he’s been nominated for.
If you don’t give me this Grammy, I’ma steal it
I’ve been nominated nine times, I’ma need me one of them b*****s
Got Cardi B money, I could’ve did a song with Nicki
I missed out on a lot of opportunity, let’s get itKodak Black — They Fear Me
This emotional EP adds even more to the monumental year the “Super Gremlin” rapper has been having. After providing features for Kendrick Lamar and Future earlier this year, his latest effort on DJ Khaled‘s Aug. 26 album God Did for the song “IT AIN’T SAFE” was electrifying.
While handling constant adversity, success is still inevitable for Yak. Proving to be one of the hip-hop game’s most determined artists, it’s clear that nothing will get in his way as he climbs back to stardom.
Listen to ‘Closure‘ by Kodak Black here!