In January, Project Baby Kodak Black found himself struggling to keep away from the long arm of the law. The Floridian rapper was arrested with seven charges, including grand theft of firearm, two counts of possession of weapon or ammo, possession of marijuana over twenty-grams, and more. The police were originally alerted to the illicit activity after Kodak posted a video on Instagram Live, in which he and his crew aired a video smoking blunts and playing with handguns. To make matters worse, Kodak's son was never far from the debauchery.

Kodak is currently spending time behind bars, but the news is not all bad. TMZ reports that Kodak's attorney Bradford Cohen has come through for the rapper, as a good lawyer is wont to do. Apparently, the State of Florida has been convinced to drop three charges - one for possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, one for grand theft of a firearm, and child neglect. That doesn't mean Kodak is out of the woods. His climb remains one of the uphill variety. The rapper still faces charges of marijuana possession and possession of ammunition. 

Kodak's journey into mainstream stardom has been fraught with turmoil. While talented, it seems as if Kodak's unwillingness to leave the streets behind has proven a cumbersome burden. Although many appreciate the genuine honesty in his music, it would be a shame to watch a promising young voice succumb to his own vices.