Pioneering a melodic and deep-feeling brand of southern rap music, Rod Wave’s evocative style overflows with emotion. Radiating with gratitude for his fans and friends, Rod Wave shares “Feel The Same Way,” his latest music video. Produced with Southern-fried flair by Drum Dummie, one of the region’s rising producers, Rod declares his allegiance to his day ones and his loyal supporters: “I got love for all my n****s from the graveyard to the state yard,” rhymes Rod. In the video, Rod and guest artist Moneybagg Yo chill in Florida, bouncing from the skyscrapers of Miami to the canals of St. Petersburg as Rod shouts out his ATR crew. “Feel The Same Way” is among the standout tracks from Hunger Games 3, which dropped last Friday via Alamo/Interscope.
Described as “street gospel” by guest artist Moneybagg Yo, Rod Wave has an inimitable style using his acrobatic vocal talent to inject lived-in emotion to his songs. Bounding between octaves and effortlessly switching from percussive rhymes to soaring melodies, Rod triumphantly celebrates his rising star status on recent single “Yessir!,” reflects on his friends’ struggles with drug addiction on “Numb,” and flexes his pen game in the extended metaphor “Heart 4 Sale.” Featuring production from the likes of Go Grizzly, Drum Dummie, and others, Hunger Games 3 is a generous showcase of Rod’s supernatural sense of soul.
A rapper from St. Petersburg, Florida, Rod Wave started to build a regional buzz off the strength of his Hunger Games series and collaborations with peers such as GlokkNine. Two of his most recent singles, “Valid,” and “Heart 4 Sale,” have been bubbling in the South, with the former earning a place on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist. Earlier this month, Rod shared the moving video for“Jan2Jan,”a highlight from Hunger Games 2, his buzzing project released in May 2018. Earning praise from Kevin Gates and Moneybagg Yo for his penchant for catchy melody, Rod is just getting started.