Who is Rod Wave, the 20-year-old singer-rapper, from Florida?

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Rapper Rod Wave has been a sensation in the hip-hop world for a few years now. The rapper has gained huge fame at a young age and he really deserves it. If you haven’t heard about him yet, we have got a complete wiki of him, including details of his real name, family background as well as net worth. 

Rod Wave’s father inspired him to become a musician

Rod Wave was born on August 27, 1999, in St. Petersburg, Florida. His real name is Rodarius Marcell Green. 

Details about his early life and parents are not known but it has been revealed that his parents separated a long time ago. He primarily lived with his mother when he was young. Reportedly, his father has spent time in jail which is why he wanted Rod Wave to live a decent life without legal troubles. This led Rod’s father to turn him to music.

His father bought him his first microphone and his brother got him a laptop so that he could begin composing music. And with the family’s huge support, Rod began writing songs reflecting his own experiences. 

When Rod began composing songs, he had no plans to pursue a career as a musician. But one day, after seeing his potential, a producer came up to him and encouraged him to release his songs.

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He became a renowned face in the Florida music scene in 2016 with his song Heartbreak Hotel. Eventually, he started getting more exposure through local shows and events and finally got signed by Alamo Records in 2018. 

Rod Wave recently released an LP, Ghetto Gospel, in November this year. Kevin Gates helped him produce the album. His debut album is Rookie of the Year which was released in 2017. Besides, he has released some hit songs like Bag, and Tomorrow.

Ghetto Gospel consists of various songs depicting his personal experiences. Reports tell us that the track, Close Enough to Hurt, is about those who abandoned him while another track, Poison, is about those nightmares which kept him up at night.

With songs crossing millions of views on YouTube, we can tell that Rod Wave has established himself in the hip-hop world in a short time. Meanwhile, he has already accumulated a huge net worth of $1.5 million as of now.

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Rod Wave was twice arrested in the past

Like his father, Rod has had a few run-ins with the law in the past. Reportedly, he was arrested at least twice but he has not spent any time in prison.

Rod was arrested for the first time in January of 2017 at age 17. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office records state that he was charged with felony possession of a weapon a school property. 

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He was arrested again in March 2018 for carrying a concealed weapon and he was released without having to post bail again. 

There is not any news of Rod’s legal issues as of late which suggests that he is serious about his career. It looks like he is not going to let his father down because as an ex-prisoner his father wanted to save him from prison life and thought music was the best way to do it. 

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