Kodak Black Plays Off Biggie’s ‘Ready to Die’ for ‘Lil Big Pac’ Mixtape Cover
Kodak Black is graduating from the projects to the big time and isn't worried about offending anyone. While behind bars, Kodak dropped the official cover art for his upcoming mixtape Lil B.I.G. Pac today (June 9).
The mixtape imagery plays off the artwork from Notorious B.I.G's iconic album, Ready to Die, in which a baby Biggie sits in diapers against a white backdrop. In Kodak's version of the artwork, his head appears on a toddler's body. But that's not all. Kodak, who hails from Pompano Beach, Fla., and proudly flaunts his Haitian ancestry, has a Haitian flag tied around his head in Tupac Shakur fashion.
Kodak's rise to fame has been fast but bumpy this year. After Drake posted a video of himself dancing to one of Kodak's jams, the latter went from being a regional name to a national find. The Project Baby has been arrested not once but twice this year and is still currently behind bars in Florida for possession of a weapon or ammo, possession of marijuana and traffic violations.
However, that hasn't stopped him from grabbing headlines and being on the tip of everyone's tongues. Kodak and French Montana also just dropped the video for their collab "Lockjaw."
If Kodak's latest cover art shocks you, it really shouldn't. Back in April of this year, Kodak tweeted that he was "Better Than Pac & Biggie," which naturally rubbed some rap fans the wrong way. Lil B.I.G. Pac drops on June 11, the same day young Kodak celebrates his 19th birthday. What do you think of the mixtape artwork? See the original Ready to Die cover below.
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