From remixee to remixer, Kodak Black has had a busy week when it comes to his music. Both Travis Scott and Bhad Bhabie (aka Ms. “Cash Me Outside” Danielle Bregoli) dropped their own versions of his XXXTentacion collaboration “Roll In Peace” last week, with hot-and-cold response from HNHH readers as well as social media users. Now, Kodak is back with his very own remix to one of the summer’s most inescapable songs: “Bodak Yellow.”
The Florida native’s version of Cardi B’s runaway hit song was shared via a social media video that DJ Akademiks made the focus of a clip for his online channels. Black’s flow is solid from what was heard in the small amount of footage, spit bars with ease over the instantly recognizable trap-style production. Interestingly, Cardi’s song is actually considered to be a remix of sorts to Kodak’s “No Flockin’,” a single that came out nearly two years ago and gave the young emcee his entry point on the way to hip-hop stardom. Though Akademiks says that some thought Kodak might be “salty” because of “Bodak” gleaning some obvious inspiration from his previous release, apparently that’s not the case.
Your mileage may vary on whether his version of “Bodak Yellow” is better than the original from Cardi B, but only time will tell what the general public’s verdict ends up being on that front. Keep in mind, this isn’t an official release yet, though we can probably expect the finished version of the remix to drop in the near future. It could be a nice double dip for Kodak financially, since he’s supposedly already getting money from Cardi B’s track on top of whatever he might make on his own with the upcoming remix. It should continue a nice run for the rapper, who’s still riding the wave of positive buzz from his last full-length LP, Project Baby 2. It’s an album that definitely proves Kodak Black is here to stay, with improvements to his technical skill set signaling that we still haven’t seen the final form of his talent.
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