Jailed since January, rapper Kodak Black, 20, will remain behind bars until September.
Initially facing a half-dozen charges after his January arrest, Black, whose given name is Dieuson Octave, has seen most of those counts dropped.
Because Black was already on house arrest and probation from another case involving involving robbery and false imprisonment charges, those charges carry more weight, and as a result he was sentenced to another five months in jail.
Part of the deal is that when Black leaves jail in the fall, he also won’t be on house arrest or probation any longer.
Since August 2016, Black has been in and out of jail several times, but even when he’s been out he’s been on probation and house arrest.
Since last March, Black has released his first official album on Atlantic Records, “Painting Pictures,” as well as a mix tape – basically an unofficial album – called “Project Baby 2.”.
Attorney Brad Cohen speaks on behalf of rapper Kodak Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, in magistrate court on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.