Since dropping his third full-length studio project last week, Rod Wave has seen a crazy surge of love. This album has so much going for it, so it made sense that it is churning out a tidal wave of hits for the hip-hop scene.
Rod quickly gained traction after blowing up on this scene in 2019 with P.T.S.D.’s “Heart On Ice.” Now his most recent project, Soulfly, has sold 139,000 units since’s it’s March debut, and is now taking over streaming services.
Soulfly debuted at No. 1 on the charts and was the follow up to his 2020 album Pray 4 Love, which debuted at No. 2. This makes Soulfly Rod Wave’s first album to top the Billboard 200.
After some time to breathe, Rod Wave saw a surge of popularity hit when three songs off this new album landed on the charts. Rod is tracking as many as 10 songs on some publication’s charts, including YouTube views, radio plays, and streams.
SoulFly consists of one guest appearance and it’s from American rapper Polo G. The 20-track album focuses on hard-times in the past and achievements of the present. In addition, the signature melodies that Rod Wave is known for singing continue with songs like “Richer” and “Tombstone,” which are leading the charts.
Rod Is Riding His Own Wave
Rod Wave is in a realm of his own because of his unique outlook on rap music and the hip-hop game. He stands out as a true street storyteller that hails from the slums of Florida. The rapper is able to paint a picture of tough vulnerability that not many MCs can pull off these days.
The content of his songs are also centered around authentic subjects and his vocals pack a lot of genuine soul. Overall, the singer-songwriter-rapper continues to be working full steam ahead with no chance of looking back.
Since being announced as the XXL 2020 Freshmen Class, it’s time for Rod to make some serious waves in 2021. Be on the lookout for more from him soon as he continues to promote Soulfly.