Hip hop is an interesting place in regards to when rappers make major changes in their lives, whether it’s physical, music-specific, or other ways. Gucci Mane is a perfect example of this — following his last (and hopefully final) release from prison, many seemed to be concerned that he was a clone due to his ripped body and avoidance of the very vices that landed him in legal trouble in the first place.
Now, Kodak Black has become the latest to receive the clone accusations — his first official appearance following his presidential pardon saw him rocking a skinnier frame and longer hair, and many complained about both his look and sound post-prison. Apparently tired of the responses, the recently engaged rapper took to social media to respond to his critics, making it very clear that he’s still the same person:
“‘Why this don’t sound like Kodak, what the hell,’ so who I sound like? All this lil’ clone shit, starting to make me mad now. See back then, [during] my other lil’ bids, whenever this lil’ clone shit came out, I wasn’t really trippin’ on it, but y’all blowing me now. ... you can’t motherfuckin’ duplicate this shit. All kind of niggas be trying to imitate this here ... that’s why they was mad that I came home.”
Recently, Kodak dropped the singles “Last Day In” and “Every Balmain,” both of which solidified the Floridian star’s return to the forefront. During his incarceration, he liberated his third studio album Bill Israel, which saw 11 tracks and additional features from Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez, Jackboy, and Lil Yachty. Prior to that, he delivered Dying To Live in 2018, which landed Kodak his first number one placement on the Billboard 200 thanks to 89,000 album equivalent units sold during its first week of release. Presumably, a new full-length will be making landfall sooner than later.