Rapper Kodak Black (Bill Kahan Kapri) is currently serving a 46-month-long concurrent prison sentence for attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon — but this hasn't stopped him from making music.
Black released his latest album, "Bill Israel," on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, with the list of contributors including Gucci Mane, Jackboy, and Tory Lanez. Will he have to create the next LP from jail as well? When is his prison release date?
Some fans hope that Kodak Black will be released from prison by the end of 2021.
Black could be released from prison by Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, according to an article published by TMZ on Jan. 23, 2020.
The rapper was sentenced to 12 months in jail for attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in March 2020, after driving across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge on the Canada–United States border in the company of three other men with four handguns, a loaded magazine cartridge, and a personal use amount of marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade in April 2019.
He pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County Court on Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was also sentenced to 46 months in November 2019, for two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Miami, Fla. According to a previous Distractify article, he deliberately misconstrued information about his criminal history on the paperwork required to obtain a gun.
In what many fans would likely describe as a landmark decision, the federal weapon charges brought against Black in Miami were dismissed on Friday, June 5, 2020. The news sparked a wave of fan speculations concerning his potential release date from prison, with many taking it to Twitter to weigh in on whether Black could leave jail by late 2021.
"Just heard Kodak Black will be out of prison next summer 2021 lmao yaaaaaa," wrote a person.
"Federal Judge Moreno, has granted my motion on @kodakblack and states that the criminal history category 3 was overstated," reads the update Bradford Cohen, Kodak Black's lawyer, posted on Instagram on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
"This coupled with the dismissal of the Miami case, should allow #kodakblack to be moved to an appropriate prison where he can get treatment and not be 1100 miles away from his family. #prisonreform #MOVEKODAK #justicereform #fairtreatment #greatjudge ....keep up the #movekodak and make sure you let @drrandpaul @senatorrandpaul know there is a 22 year old, convicted of a paperwork crime in a federal max custody in his state," Bradford added.
Reportedly, Black was relocated to the United States Penitentiary Big Sandy, a high-security prison in Kentucky, after he got involved in an altercation with another inmate. He was then transferred to USP Thomson, a high-security prison in Illinois, in October 2020.
In addition to "Bill Israel," Black also dropped a freestyle from prison.
Black shared a freestyle about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in March 2020 on Instagram, as per NME.
"This for the little kids in Africa, stomachs touching they back/And the kids in China been eating bats for a snack [...] They need to be wiser and I ain't talking 'bout beer/Because corona got the whole world in fear," he rapped.
Fans eager to write to the rapper can do so via the contact details shared on his lawyer, Bradford Cohen's Instagram page.