Kodak Black returns with the very brief “Haitian Boy Kodak.”
HONORABLE MENTION. Z LOOK JAMAICAN
“Z Look Jamaican” had so much potential. “Z Look Jamacian” is a low-quality track. Not only does Kodak’s vocals sound wishy-washy, but he also bounces between sounding uninterested and hyped up in his verses. With that being said, I do like the tricky flows and reckless/carefree/random lyrics that he blesses us with. I also like the song’s flute-heavy beat.
Did this dude just say that he is going to pee in her BO? (What in the entire f**k?)
3. ROUND THE ROSES
I guess “Round The Roses” is the third-best track on this EP…
I don’t feel that strongly about “Round The Roses.” I will say this, though: I f**k with the dark/booming trap beat that powers the song (Kudos to Murda Beatz) and a few punchlines that Kodak Black hits us with in his verses (The Dwight Howard line caught my attention). I also somewhat like how Kodak comes across as a dude that thinks that he’s slier than the Pink Panther (Someone who is barely coherent can’t be considered sly, right?).
2. DON’T LEAVE ME
Kodak Black actually puts up a stomachable vocal performance in “Don’t Leave Me.”
Yes, Kodak Black, the same dude that said that he wanted to pee in a girl’s BO in “Round Roses” (Yo, what the f**k does that even mean?), puts up a sweet performance in “Don’t Leave Me.” Over a beat that boasts just as many trap vibes as romantic vibes, Kodak sings fearlessly and bigs up his lady for holding him down lyrically. While I wouldn’t say that he sounds Elton John-Esque, I think that the sweet melodies that he toys with makes the song listenable.
I actually do not have a bad thing to say about “Maffioso” (Yes, I’m choosing to ignore the fact that Kodak spelled ‘Mafioso’ wrong).
“Maffioso” starts off hot as hell. As soon as the bass comes in, Kodak hits us with melodies that are hella infectious and very vulnerable lyrics (Kodak talks about having issues with a chick that he once considered to be the one in his verses). Towards the end, Kodak starts yapping a little and oversings. Nonetheless, he did enough to impress.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. ROUND THE ROSES (3/5)
2. Z LOOK JAMAICAN (3/5)
3. BASEMENT OF FIRE (2/5)
4. DEJANBEM (2/5)
5. DIRTY K (3/5)
6. MAFFIOSO (3/5)
7. ORACLE (1/5)
8. DON’T LEAVE ME (3/5)
How can I say this respectfully… This EP is kind of bad.
Is there a such thing as a rapper being rusty? If so, I think I would say that about Kodak Black. In Haitian Boy Kodak, the Florida rapper shows brief flashes of his greatness, but also shows flashes of someone that forgot how to make hooks stand out, verses pop, melodies sound decent, and songs flow smoothly. Hey, even Jordan struggled for a few games after he came back from retirement the first time, right?
I wouldn’t be surprised if this EP was made in a day, made by someone under the influence of drugs, made by accident, or made with scrap paper. Whatever the case may be, I’m not the biggest fan of it.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.