Dying to Live (Kodak Black album)

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Dying to Live
Kodak Black – Dying to Live.png
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
Length47:47
LabelAtlantic
Producer
Kodak Black chronology
Heart Break Kodak
(2018)
Dying to Live
(2018)
Singles from Dying to Live
  1. "If I'm Lyin, I'm Flyin"
    Released: September 28, 2018
  2. "Zeze"
    Released: October 12, 2018
  3. "Take One"
    Released: November 16, 2018
  4. "Calling My Spirit"
    Released: November 30, 2018[1]

Dying to Live is the second studio album by American rapper Kodak Black.[2] It was released on December 14, 2018, via Atlantic Records.[3] It follows his Heart Break Kodak mixtape, released earlier in 2018, as well as his previous mixtape, Project Baby 2: All Grown Up, the deluxe edition of his mixtape Project Baby 2, released in 2017.[4] Dying to Live features guest appearances from Lil Pump, Juice Wrld, Travis Scott and Offset.[5]

Background[edit]

On November 25, 2018, Kodak Black announced via Twitter that he would be releasing his second studio album the following month.[6] Black wrote on social media that "Yung Nigga Been Getting Money... I Did Everything The Streets Glorified #AlbumDropping Next Month."[7] The album is Black's first following his release from jail in August.[8]

On December 11, 2018, Kodak Black shared the album's tracklist.[9]

Promotion[edit]

The album's lead single, "If I'm Lyin, I'm Flyin" was released on September 28, 2018, along with the music video.[10]

The second single, "Zeze" featuring Travis Scott and Offset was released on October 12, 2018. The music video was released on November 23, 2018.[11]

The third single, "Take One", was released on November 16, 2018, and the fourth single, "Calling My Spirit", was released on November 30, 2018.[12][13] The music video for "Calling My Spirit" was released on December 5, 2018.[14]

The first two promotional singles, "Testimony" and "MoshPit" featuring Juice Wrld was released on December 8, 2018, and December 12, 2018, respectively.[15][16] The music video for "Testimony" was released on December 10, 2018.[17]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Guardian2/5 stars
HipHopDX4.0/5
NME4/5 stars

Dying to Live received generally positive reviews from music critics.

HipHopDX said of the album, "Dying to Live" is an imperfect window into a troubled soul. At times, it's unclear whether Kodak is being honest or disingenuously begging for sympathy. Even if it's carefully executed and shows artistic growth, the album's mature subject matter is overshadowed by Kodak's alleged history."

Commercial performance[edit]

Dying to Live debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 89,000 album-equivalent units (of which 5,000 were pure album sales). It is Kodak Black's first number-one album on the chart.[18]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[19]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Testimony"Major Nine4:00
2."This Forever"
2:41
3."Identity Theft"
  • Kapri
  • Ricardo Toussaint
  • Rippa on the Beat
  • Youngin' Chriso[a]
2:07
4."Gnarly" (featuring Lil Pump)
  • Dyryk
  • Diablo
  • Kaixen[a]
3:06
5."Zeze" (featuring Travis Scott and Offset)
D. A. Doman3:48
6."Take One"
  • Kapri
  • Benjamin Diehl
Ben Billions2:45
7."MoshPit" (featuring Juice Wrld)
  • Natra Average
  • SkipOnDaBeat
2:44
8."Transgression"
  • Kapri
  • D. Garcia
  • Ian McKee
  • Russell Pochop
  • Dyryk
  • McKee
  • RBP
2:15
9."Malcolm X.X.X."
Major Nine3:15
10."Calling My Spirit"2:32
11."In the Flesh"
  • Kapri
  • Diehl
  • Nick Dean
  • Niko Varv
  • Ben Billions
  • Blasian
  • Snapz
  • Nik Dean[a]
3:08
12."Close to the Grave"
  • Kapri
  • Lester Williams
LBeats3:41
13."From the Cradle"
  • Kapri
  • Williams
LBeats3:11
14."If I'm Lyin, I'm Flyin"
  • Kapri
  • Diehl
  • Harold Thomas
  • Lee Jones
Ben Billions2:10
15."Needing Something"
  • Kapri
  • C. Thomas
Major Nine3:12
16."Could of Been Different"
  • Kapri
  • Brett Bailey
  • D. Garcia
  • Munro
  • Beats Bailey
  • Clips Ahoy
  • Dyryk
  • Kaixen
3:12
Total length:47:47

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an uncredited co-producer
  • "Zeze" is stylized in all caps

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[19]

Technical

  • Derek "Dyryk" Garcia – mixing (tracks 2–4, 6–16)
  • Jacob Richards – mixing (track 5)
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing (track 5)
  • Mike Seaberg – mixing (track 5)
  • Rashawn McLean – mixing (track 5)
  • Chris Athens – mastering (all tracks)
  • Chris Ulrich – engineering (all tracks)
  • Drew Drucker – engineering (all tracks)
  • Jamie Peters – engineering (all tracks)
  • Tyler Unland – engineering (all tracks)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[34] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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