BBY KODIE HATES TO SAY HE’S THE BEST, BUT HE’S THE BEST AT THAT.
BBY KODIE is a Houston, Texas based underground artist whose satirical lyrics and delivery accent a positive and practical way of carrying oneself.
BBY KODIE believes in himself and his ability to the point that he raps from the perspective of already being rich and famous. Numerous references to his ever growing designer clothing collection and zooming through city streets in his all black tesla paint a slightly exaggerated picture of wealth. This exaggeration is one made by many rappers, however the difference is BBY KODIE does it both ironically — and openly.
Kodie’s projects, KODIE KARDASHIAN and the just released TEEN ICON, are doing very well online. Several tracks have soared above 20,000 streams on SoundCloud and with only a little over 1,500 followers at the time of this articles posting that’s saying something. With two official projects on Apple Music and various other loose releases scattered across YouTube and SoundCloud, Kodie’s catalog grows near daily. His work ethic shows no signs of slowing down. Kodie is poised to have a very productive 2018 vowing that it is his year.
Possessing a positive self image while having no reservations about pointing out where others are going wrong, Kodie’s lyrics are spit with a smirk but they are hard to laugh off. Having a clear mastery of wordplay he ruthlessly goes after his detractors, enemies, and exs.
“I’m sticking to paper like pen to a sheet, I cut a hoe off just like hair on a sheep, I snap anything put a snare to a beat, you look like a turtle, I’m a hare on my feat.”
Kodie does not “drink lean” or “take xans” and disses the recreational drug habits of people in and outside the rap industry. In his song “Long Live,” Kodie states “all that internet talking bout to get his ass clapped all them drugs that he takin bout to hit his ass back,” later noting the death of rapper Fredo Santana and remarking “time to take drugs out your godamn payroll.”
It is very clear BBY KODIE is tired of rap’s reverence of drug addiction.
Kodie makes a point to call out those projecting a falsified street image in his song “5 Star Hoe,” saying he himself doesnt even reside in the hood.
“I aint gunna act like I’m from the hood cuz thats not where I’m at, how the fuck you went to the hood with 10,000 stacks and how you left that bitch with zero even tho you had a strap.”
Calling out ‘capping’ is a staple of Kodie’s rymes, always having time to drop a bar or two on the subject before moving on to talk about how yet another girl is blowing up his phone.
“All 4 U” is a more serious track devoid of Kodie’s traditional air of sarcasm. A dedication to his mother, brother, and late sister. He explains that he left the hood but has to go back to “get them out of the slum,” citing his sister specificaly as his reason for rapping.
“Do this shit for my sis, when I found out she died, …I couldnt even breath, I cried on stage, But I showed up to rage, So I left it on stage.”
The track ends on a loop of Kodie saying “do this shit for my momma.”
In addition to music, Kodie makes his own cover art and designs clothes under his brand “Van Blond” or Vancouver Blonde. This is likely a homage to Canadian recording artist Celine Dion who Kodie often references.
“New Celine Dion aint even came out / Celine Dion on my tee, don’t even ask it was free.”
The pre-order for his first piece just recently ended and features a text that reads “You’re not the only one trying to kill me.”
Kodie’s live performances are consistent with the energy he has on his songs. Here he can be seen performing the track “Gang” from his first project KODIE KARDASHIAN. Strong crowd control and stage presence evident, Kodie makes it clear he only wants the “real ragers” at the front of his shows.
In his only official music video to date, for his song titled “Big Belts Texas” (one of the few Lil B references sprinkled throughout his catalog), Kodie dances on the top floor of a parking garage in front of one of his many cars. The footage is distorted and cuts fast between takes as Kodie raps lyrics such as “Hangin out the window at the west end, might find an asian bitch treat her like my best friend, yuh! Her boyfriend know he a square, his whole fit look like its going through depression, yuh!” The video ends on quite a different note however as the lines of the song are reversed before the scene and music are abruptly changed to even more distorted footage of what appears to be Kodie walking through a bedroom and hallway set to dull ambient music. This ending is another rare change in atmosphere from what the majority of his work looks and sounds like thus far making it worth noting. You can watch it here.
BBY KODIE is new, his take on rap is fresh, and his lyrical ability is undeniable. He is without a doubt a figure on the rise and worth keeping an eye on as he continues to progress through his career as an artist. BBY KODIE is “5 stars out of 5” and destined to make big waves in underground rap and beyond… DUH!