It has been a moment since we have heard a full-length project from Kodak Black. Of course, the young rapper's latest prison sentence was a factor in his absence; But as the idiom goes, it served to make the heart grow funds. In that sense, many have been pleased Die to live with a renewed sense of optimism, referring to Black's authenticity and lyrical touch as some of his standout qualities. Of course, his bizarre sense of humor plays a role, which also has Offset and Travis Scott on your lead single. Nevertheless, Kodak has largely reached where he is through his own actions, both the good and the bad.

Though disturbing accusations loom overhead, Die to live is a testament to Kodak's artistry. True, he did a little pandering to increase the flow rate, and beat Juice WRLD and Lil Pumpexclusively for that reason. But the majority of his efforts are a solo effort. We can never understand Kodak Black's mind; how could we in view of the struggle he experienced and should overcome? You can hear the pain of his music, which explains the deeper appeal that remains long after the thrill of "ZEZE" has faded. In many ways, Die to live is Kodak's most important project to date. One moment when he can distinguish himself from his new schoolmates. The only question is, did he succeed in that regard?

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