Kodak Black Speaks From The Heart On “No Love For A Thug”

Yak drops off his new single, “No Love For A Thug.”

BYAron A.
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It’s been a year filled with ups and downs for Kodak Black. Though he recently entered a rehab facility and faced some issues with the law recently, the Florida native has a few things to look forward to these days. He enrolled at Arizona State University where he aims to earn his degree, though he hasn’t revealed his major yet. However, that doesn’t mean Yak’s neglected his fans. The “Zeze” rapper’s unloaded a few singles since the beginning of the year including his collab with Gucci Mane, “King Snipe" and "My Lil Sh*t" ft. Syko Bob.

Though no plans for a new album have been announced yet, it seems Yak is well on his way to following up Kutthroat Bill Vol. 1 soon. The “Super Gremlin” artist slid through with the release of his new single, “No Love For A Thug” this morning. Kodak Black collides with Lbeats for his latest offering, which shows a more vulnerable side. Over mournful piano chords and slow-burning 808s, Yak shares a soul-bearing offering where he divulges his deepest thoughts. 

Kodak Black’s Introspection Comes Out On New Single

With an introspective outlook on the world, the rapper’s new single finds him grappling with a harrowing reality. He mournfully details the loss of his friends and family within the song's opening bars before delving into the dichotomy between having one foot in the streets and the other in the rap game. Ultimately, it sounds like a cry for help at his loneliest; a search for genuine love in a world full of snakes and opportunists. In the second verse, Kodak reflects on heartbreak.

The release of “No Love For A Thug” comes just before he headlines the 2023 Black Spring Break in Biloxi. Yak is expected to touch the stage on Saturday at the Coliseum. The show also includes performances from Nardo Wick, EST Gee, Fynesse 2 Times, and Gloss Up. Hopefully, Yak will also perform his latest single during his upcoming performance. Check out Kodak Black’s “No Love For A Thug” above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics
'Cause it always be some shit, no matter how good I've done
And I just bought a whole strip, my hoes know where I'm from
And now they sayin' they found Fentanyl in my cup
Crackers tryna set me up, n***a tryna wet me up

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