In a new interview, Trick formally co-signed Black as a rap rookie to look out for.
“Kodak is like a little brother to both of us. We haven’t been able to spend time with him to explain to him that he may have the entourage, but all the people around him ain’t necessary love him. They just love what he’s doing, and that’s totally different from us. When we first started Slip-N-Slide [Records], we were all a family. We hung together, our kids played together. We had nicknames for one another. We gotta instill that in his head because I want the young brother to grow and carry this thing, because my back hurt.” (Billboard)
TD also shared his thoughts on female rap newcomers surviving in the music biz.
“I been toting this for a long time, and the era is different now. With Trina, [she’s] naturally pretty, slick mouth and fine as f–k. But now, the girls all think that they’re famous now. Nobody wants to work hard no more. They get a few likes on Instagram and they think they’re superstars. They will never be a Trina.” (Billboard)
A few days ago, Kodak announced his new Project Baby 2 street release plans.
Last week, reports surfaced about hip-hop pioneer Master P mentoring KB.
Master P tells us the two linked after Kodak’s interview on “The Breakfast Club” in January where he mentioned he’d want P to mentor him. Word got to Master P and he’s been teaching Kodak the ropes of the music biz and now feels like a father figure to the young rapper. Their next project is a back-to-school fundraiser on August 14 in Pompano Beach, Florida, Kodak’s hometown, where they plan on giving away school supplies to over 1300 kids. (TMZ)