There is nothing better than a good story ahead and rapper Rod Wave’s story is very satisfying. In March 2021, the St. Petersburg, Florida native released his album SoulFly , which reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in early April 2021, pushing Justin Bieber Justice to No. 2 . Per Billboard , it marked “the rapper’s third album, and all three reached the top 10, each peaking higher than the last”. That said, the number one victory is a first for the performer by his real name Rodarius Marcell Green.
In addition to being a first career for the rapper, he also marked the history of hip-hop and R&B. Per Billboard , SoulFly is also the second R & B / hip hop album to reach # 1 since January 2021. Playboi Carti’s Rouge Lotta Entier – which spent a week at number one in January 2021 – was the last. Before that, it was Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon in October 2020. So it’s a big deal that the young rapper’s album is taking off – could it be the album of the summer 2021? May be. Either way, he’s running and has the net worth to prove it.
Rod Wave never thought he would be a star
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Rod Wave has only been on the music scene for a few years and with his # 1 album he’s likely to stick around. According to Gazillions, at the time of this writing, the Florida rapper is worth $ 400,000. That being said, if people bump into SoulFly all summer 2021 and it starts releasing more singles from the album, you can bet the brands will come with endorsements. Hey, that can happen, and with his talent, charm, and dedication to his craft, it’s even more likely.
However, this was not always his plan. Rod Wave told Billboard in an interview, “I feel like music before, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I didn’t know where I was going to end up. I was even afraid of having people depending on me. I just wanted to run away and do my own thing. So if I fail, I fail on my own. ”
He continued, “But now I’m making music and living life and I’m the one people depend on. It feels good. It gives me a reason to wake up. It gave me a purpose. It made me want to live. and have children. Live and see 50, 60. Because before the music, I was ready to crash. Seems like money is only the second best thing to get into success.