Rodarius Marcell Green (born August 27, 1998), better known as Rod Wave, is a platinum-selling recording artist originally from St. Petersburg, Florida.
Shortly after the release of three albums under the Hunger Games series title, Rod rose to national prominence after dropping “Heart on Ice” in 2019. The track, a single for his album PTSD, peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with assistance from TikTok and a viral Genius live performance.
In June of 2020, he survived potentially life-threatening injuries after crashing into a pole at over 100 miles per hour. Recovering from internal brain bleeding, he reflected on his trauma on the track, “Through the Wire.” Pain, past and present, remains a recurring subject matter in his music.