Kodak Black celebrates his freedom with the release of his latest single and video for “First Day Out,” which explores his trials and tribulations in and out of jail.
The song itself is a depiction of what Lil Kodak did once he got out on early release last week, but it’s also a description of how his mentality has and hasn’t changed since his release.
“Know you ni**as thought I wasn’t comin’ home,” he raps. “But guess what, bitch? I’m home / On probation, but I still keep that chrome / I’ll crack a ni**a dome.”
Meanwhile, the visual works as a diary of sorts. It follows him on a trip to the dentist and a birthday celebration (he turned 20 on June 11). It sees him throwing white doves in the air, counting money, giving his mom jewelry, and taking a bubble bath while rhyming about incarceration.
“That was my 12th time going to jail,” he raps. “That was my second time going to hell / And back for real, but I prevailed / Canary yellow diamonds in my braces / Same color as my lady / ‘Bout to hit her with no Jimmy Mack, and go half on a baby.”
Black was released from jail on June 5, after completing a voluntary life skills course. He served 97 out of the 364 days he was sentenced for violating house arrest, before the early release.
Kodak’s debut album, Painting Pictures, is currently No. 34 on the Billboard 200.