Rodarius Marcell Green (born August 27, 1999), known professionally as Rod Wave, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is currently signed to Alamo Records. Green rose to fame with the release of his song "Heart On Ice", which went viral on YouTube, and peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut album, Ghetto Gospel was released on November 1, 2019, and peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. His second album Pray 4 Love was released on April 3, 2020, debuting at number 2 on the Billboard 200. His third, as yet untitled, album is set for release on August 27, 2020.
Green was born August 27, 1999 and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida.He was raised by his mother and father, who eventually separated while he attended elementary school. He began singing in the fifth grade. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 2017.
He has been recognized for his "candor and shrewd ability to tug at listeners' heartstrings". ABC News Radio's Rachel George noted that "music is a direct expression of Rod's life, which is why he's cautious yet open to working with other artists who share his passion".
Green grew up listening to E-40 (who was featured in his song "Calabasas"), Chingy, Boosie Badazz, Kanye West, and Kevin Gates (who would later be featured in his song "Cuban Links").