Kodak Black is the best high-school rapper in the country. The 18-year-old from Pompano Beach, Florida also happens to be one of a few young artists on Drake's radar. As Earl Sweatshirt warned upon hearing of Drake's discovery of Florida's best kept secret, let's not give too much credit to the 6 God's discerning ears, as Kodak has already built a movement solely off his own credentials, with over 50 songs and/or videos with7-digit views on YouTube. He combines the loose,charisma-driven sound of' 90s Dirty Southrap with an ability to switch up flows,singing and rapping,that puts him in a class with today' sversatile hitmakers.His unapologetically youthful personality is immediately likable ,but he can also convey a shuddering sense of pain, perhaps never better than on the title track off his latest mixtape, Heart of the Projects. He couldn't have picked a better title, as his hustle flows through his veins,even if it's not always clear what he's fighting for.