Video: Rod Wave – “Tru Story”

The Florida Rapper Reflects on His Rise From Negative to Positive in a Moving New Video

4.8.2019

Critical Praise:

If you’re not familiar with the sounds of Rod Wave, he’s certainly one of the most talented acts to come out of Florida in some time.” – The Modern Life Mag

“One of Florida’s finest musicians”ELEVATOR

The Video:

Carrying the weight of his St. Petersburg, FL community on his shoulders, Rod Wave crafts soulful and moving rap bangers. Chronicling his recent rise in the context of his emotional struggles, Rod Wave shares Tru Story,” his latest video. Driven by gently-plucked acoustic guitar and fluttering synth strings, Rod walks through his motivations for becoming a successful rapper on “Tru Story,” thanking the lord for his success, and differentiating himself from his fellow artists with his signature melodics: “Fuck yo favorite rapper/He ain’t gansta as he seems/I done met a lotta rappers, they don’t live the life they say they live/They don’t do the things they say they did.” In the video, Rod posts up in front of his new house, a gorgeous new mansion on a huge plot of land, throwing his cash and riding his ATV, all interspersed with images of Rod performing for sold-out crowds. “Tru Story” is the latest in a line of loosies from Rod Wave, following February’s “Hard Times,” which has over 758k plays on YouTube, and the music video for  Popular Loner,” which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Rod’s rise.

With music that Moneybagg Yo described as “street gospel,” Rod Wave has an inimitable style using his acrobatic vocal talent to inject lived-in emotion to his songs. In December, Rod Wave shared Hunger Games 3, his most complete mixtape to date. Bounding between octaves and effortlessly switching from percussive rhymes to soaring melodies, Rod triumphantly celebrates his rising star status on 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 and Drum Dummie, and boasting the Moneybagg Yo-featuring “Feel The Same Way,” which has over 1.2 million views on YouTube, Hunger Games 3 is a generous showcase of Rod’s supernatural sense of soul.

Watch “Tru Story”: https://youtu.be/TgoFKm1v1vg

Buy/Stream Hunger Games 3: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hunger-games-3/1445236746 // https://open.spotify.com/album/6qoFU4n57agQlV41x1UjyT

Hunger Games 3 tracklisting:
1. Yessir! (Produced by Go Grizzly)
2. Let Me Down (Produced by Pop Star Benny)
3. My Love (Produced by Yung Taco & TNT)
4. Feel The Same Way ft. Moneybagg Yo (Produced by Drum Dummie)
5. Heart 4 Sale (Produced by Yung Taco & TNT)
6. Pressure (Produced by Pop Star Benny)
7. Weight On My Shoulders (Produced by Go Grizzly)
8. So Many (Produced by Yung Taco & TNT)
9. Having My Way (Produced by Yung Taco & TNT)
10. Numb (Produced by Heavy Keyzz)
11. Red Light (Produced by Seven On The Track)
12. Can’t Sleep (Produced by Rippa On The Beat)

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“Tru Story”: https://youtu.be/TgoFKm1v1vg

“Popular Loner”: https://youtu.be/FG77CZY8APQ

“Red Light”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAGgIYPzhgo

“Hard Times”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qII1gaOAqLI

“Weight On My Shoulders”: https://youtu.be/mr7YOJZMwNo

“Yessir”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/yessir-single/1444701012 // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n10p_EbcavM

“Feel The Same Way” ft. Moneybagg Yo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4U61Y_jhf4

Buy/Stream Hunger Games 3https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hunger-games-3/1445236746 // https://open.spotify.com/album/6qoFU4n57agQlV41x1UjyT

“Jan2Jan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCXSMQiBtOs

“Heart 4 Sale”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2RBCz45-LA

Hunger Games 2https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hunger-games-2/1388117339

“Valid”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5PPiC3sI_s

“Heart For Sale”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2RBCz45-LA

“Praying Grandmothers”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExM_tykqx4Y