• Regina Devaughn

Hiphop Artist Spotlight: Rod Wave

“…since they love saying my name, make sure you write the truest in the mother*ckin'game . On my tombstone when they bury me, by the river they will carry me.”

This easy-going rapper was born in Florida. Rod Wave has managed to to croon his way to stardom by just being honest about the things he was going through during everyday life. He is a story teller who pulls at the heart strings of his listeners in the most melodic and unexpected way. The way he switches from a melodic singing to powerful rap and lyrics has captivated listeners worldwide.

He had always dreamed of becoming a rapper but thought that it was unreal until his saw his peers chasing the same dream. He then became inspired.

Rod Wave has earned success with songs like “Feel the Same Way” with Moneybagg Yo and the TikTok viral “Heart on Ice.” The album that would follow, “Ghetto Gospel,” would then hit number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

His latest album, “Pray 4 Love” showcases his vulnerability and storytelling ability.

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