Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has just released the title single from his forthcoming second studio album, Pray 4 Love. Combining all the elements of a classic hip hop track, Rod Wave’s wordplay and intensity shines across the nostalgic beat, produced by Tre Gilliam (Kevin Gates/Quando Rondo). The 20-year-old Florida native continues to garner a steady following, with fans noting the lure of his authenticity and unique delivery. Earlier this month, Rod Wave’s visibility soared with the Lyrical Lemonade debut of his video for “Thief in the Night.” The black and white Cole Bennett-directed visual, has exceeded 7.5MM views on YouTube to date. Both tracks are slated to appear on the official album, due April 3rd. You can listen to “Pray 4 Love” HERE.
In 2018, Rod Wave started laying the framework for his sound through a series of mixtapes, including the Hunger Games trilogy and PTSD. By mid-2019, he was prepared to release his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The record produced the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” and received coverage on Pitchfork, Creative Loafing, XXL and more. Rod Wave recently announced the postponement of his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel tour due to the current global pandemic. In the interim, he is gearing up for the release of Pray 4 Love.
Rod Wave’s “Pray 4 Love”
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