Rod Wave Named YouTube Music Artist on the Rise
Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has a treat for his growing legion of fans as he announces the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Pray 4 Love. The multi-talented artist has spent the past month teasing the record with a pair of singles: “Thief in the Night,” whose Cole Bennett-directed video has exceeded 10 MM views on YouTube, and the title track, “Pray 4 Love.” The 14-track album embraces Rod Wave’s lyrical versatility and emotional range; from the introspective musings of “I Remember” and “The Greatest” to the gritty “Ribbon in the Sky.” The project includes production by TnTXD, SpeakerBangerz and Drum Dummie. Listen to the album HERE.
In addition to the album, Rod Wave recently unveiled his latest video for, “The Greatest,” directed by All The Smoke. The track itself is one of Pray 4 Love’s notable standouts, while the visual features tour and performance b-roll of the St. Petersburg, FL native. Both releases round out an exciting week for the artist who has been announced as one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise. As part of the campaign, Rod Wave will collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series which will live on his official channel; giving fans an opportunity to engage with him on a more intimate level. Rod Wave first garnered attention with a series of mixtapes; the Hunger Games trilogy and 2019’s PTSD. He strengthened his catalog even further through the release of his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which spawned the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” while also peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200. Rod Wave looks forward to rescheduling his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel Tour, which was postponed due to the current global pandemic.