Dieuson Octave, (born June 11, 1997), better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida, United States.
Octave was born in Pompano Beach, Florida. His parents were immigrants from Haiti. Octave was raised by his mother in Golden Acres, a public housing project in Pompano Beach.
Octave began rapping with his cousins at age 12 while in elementary school. He then became affiliated with the local rap group “Brutal Youngnz”, and then with the “Kolyons”.