Kodak Black Announces New Album "Pistols & Pearls" For May 2023 Release

Kodak Black has announced his next LP.

BYCaroline Fisher
Kodak Black & Friends Concert - Biloxi, MS

American rapper Kodak Black has announced his new album, Pistols & Pearls, for release later this month. The rapper shared the news with his Instagram followers, writing, "PISTOLS & PEARLS - 5/26/23." He went on to say, "THANX to EVERYONE THATS BEEN ON THIS JOURNEY WITH ME LUVIN & THUGGIN ! I COULDNT FIND PEACE WITHOUT ALL THE VIOLENCE @atlanticrecords It’s Been Well !!! Nothing But Gratitude & The Utmost Respect." The post also features the album's cover art, along with the tracklist. Pistols & Pearls is set to feature artists like Loe Shimmy, VVSNCE, GorditoFlo, and more.

Pistols & Pearls will be the rapper's sixth full-length album, following the his 2022 LP, Kutthroat Bill: Vol. 1. He teased the album in January, originally claiming that he'd release it in February. “I’m just chilling,” he said on Instagram Live. Adding, “Finna drop this album next month.” He also revealed that fans could expect to see an appearance from EST Gee on the new LP. EST Gee is featured on the track "Dirt McGerk," alongside Lil Crix. Pistols & Pearls will also follow 2022's Back For Everything, which debuted No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

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Kodak Black Shares "Pistols & Pearls" Tracklist

Kodak Black released his single, “No Love For A Thug," in April. The track will appear on the upcoming album. He also joined forces this week with NLE Choppa, JVKE, Muni Long, and BTS' Jimin on the song “Angel Pt. 1." The track appears on the new Fast X soundtrack. Earlier this year, he collaborated with Sniper Gang's Syko Bob on “My Lil Shit." His first release of 2023 was the single “Maui Woop."

Kodak Black will also accompany fellow rapper Lil Durk during his Summer 2023 "Sorry For The Drought" tour. The tour was announced earlier this week, and will also feature NLE Choppa and DD Osama. The tour kicks off in July in Tampa, FL, and closes in Phoenix, AZ in September. Earlier this year, Charlamagne Tha God called Kodak Black "the GOAT," going on to compare him to Kendrick Lamar. He said, “I look at Kodak Black the same way I look at Kendrick Lamar.” “I’m not even joking. I feel like they’re both two different levels of prolific," he continued. He then claimed, "They’re telling similar stories, just from different places. They’re just two different versions of the same kid from the hood.”

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.