Leave it to Gucci Mane to innovate the culture yet again. If you recall, the Atlanta rapper was the first one (?) to drop a “First Day Out” track last decade, an on-wax celebration of his release of prison at that time. He then provided an updated version last year, and has been on top ever since. What’s powerful about these releases: everyone from Offset to Chief Keef to Tee Grizzley created their own post-release cuts of the same name, making it almost a necessary step in order to continue your Rap career following incarceration.
The latest “First Day Out” comes from Gucci collaborator Kodak Black, who was released from jail earlier this month. On the track, the Pompano Beach, Florida emcee gives an account of his first 24 hours of freedom, as well as what he dealt with behind bars:
First day out
Gave my mama hundred racks
And bought a iced-out AP watch
And bought a Cuban links just to match it
That wasn’t voodoo, that wasn’t magic
N***a be cappin’, I just be laughin’
That was God, n***a was fastin’
And hidin’ K2 in my mattress
Smokin’ Tunechi in my cell
That was my twelfth time going to jail
That was my second time going to hell
And back for real but I prevail
Enjoy the 20K-directed visual for “First Day Out” (produced by Dyryk) below; you can also check out his new collabration with Plies (titled “Real Hitta”). Here’s to hoping that Kodak stays out of trouble and continues to deliver dope music for his fans.