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Kodak Black Toasts to Freedom in New Single 'Easter in Miami': Watch the Video

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Kodak Black performs onstage at the Rolling Loud Festival at NOS Events Center on Dec. 16, 2017 in San Bernardino, Calif.

Despite its title and Christian-themed cover art, Kodak Black's latest single, "Easter in Miami," is anything but religious. The track, released on Easter Sunday (April 4), is the Floridian rapper's fourth single of 2021.

In the accompanying video, Kodak toasts with friends (in coordinated pastel suits) to "more blessings, more freedom" and "more health," presumably celebrating his prison release by way of a commutation from former president Donald J. Trump. The rapper had served nearly half of his 46-month-long sentence on a firearms possession charge.

The video, directed by DrewFilmedIt, paints a celebration of everything the "ZEZE" rapper was missing out on during his time behind bars: community, jewelry, designer labels, crab legs, women twerking in pools, and souped-up luxury vehicles.

With a freestyle-reminiscent flow, Kodak acknowledges his imitators, rapping, "They wanna copy my material but I'm cut from a different kind of silk than you lil' n---as." The video, showing footage from before and after Kodak's imprisonment, has garnered more than 2 million views on YouTube since it dropped.

The release came just before a reported ambush on the boisterous rapper and his entourage in Tallahassee, Fla., following a festival performance. The incident reportedly left his security guard injured, and the rapper himself fled the scene in another vehicle and was unharmed.

Watch the video for "Easter in Miami" below.

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