If in 2022 one had been to create a scouting report assessing the abilities of South Florida hero Kodak Black, it needn’t be greater than a single, incredulous line: This man doesn’t miss. Younger Kodak’s Kutthroat Invoice: Vol. 1 involves followers within the midst of a seemingly limitless run of wins, together with a number of appearances on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Large Steppers, scene-stealing visitor spots on tracks from DJ Khaled (“IT AIN’T SAFE”) and King Combs (“Can’t Cease Received’t Cease”), and the prolonged shelf lifetime of his personal album Again for All the things and the chart-topping “Tremendous Gremlin” single that preceded it. And all of it appears to return really easy to him.
The big majority of the verses on Kutthroat Invoice: Vol. 1 sound freestyled within the purest sense, Kodak bounding line by line from subject to subject, piloting a Magic Faculty Bus of types via the darkish and typically confounding corners of his mind. There are, in fact, recurring themes like betrayal (“300 Blackout”), his love life (“Starter Equipment,” “Kutthroat Barbie”), and, most steadily, the unimpeachable pedigree of his gangsta (“Slay Like Santa,” “If You Ever,” “Demand My Respect,” “Hop Out Shoot,” “Silencer”), however there’s often no telling the place any explicit verse and even line will lead. What you possibly can rely upon, although, is a masterful reframing of even essentially the most rote avenue life themes, like on “Freezing My Pinky”—a track that’s barely about jewellery in any respect—when he tells us, “My iPhone acknowledge me with my ski masks, I’m a complete nother goon.”