Rod Wave Says "Rap Saved My Life" As "Nostalgia" Becomes His Third No.1 Album
Rod Wave is basking in a well-deserved moment of triumph. The Florida-based rapper has reached a remarkable milestone in his burgeoning career as his latest musical endeavor, "Nostalgia," has ascended to the pinnacle of the Billboard 200 chart, claiming the coveted No. 1 spot. This accomplishment is not an anomaly for Wave, as he's no stranger to scaling these musical heights. His previous albums, "Beautiful Mind" and "SoulFly," also held court at the top echelons of the chart.
In a heartfelt Instagram video shared just yesterday (September 29), the young luminary exuded a profound sense of humility and gratitude. "I don’t know, man — I just feel so blessed to be in this position. So thankful," he expressed, underscoring the transformative impact his musical odyssey has had on him since he embarked on this rap journey. "This rap stuff saved my life. Y’all don’t understand. I have been doing this since I was about 18."
Rod Wave says rap saved his life.— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) September 30, 2023
"I just feel so blessed to be in this position."
For Wave, being a rapper is not just a vocation; it's an integral part of his identity. "I have seen so much. I can’t even remember what it feels like not being a rapper, you know what I’m saying?" he mused in the video. This candid introspection serves as a heartfelt message to his dedicated fans who have stood by him. He concluded his message with a genuine expression of gratitude: "Thank you, man. For real."
The reception to "Nostalgia" has been nothing short of spectacular, firmly establishing the album as a cornerstone in Wave’s rapidly expanding discography. Boasting 18 tracks with only three guest appearances, "Nostalgia" struck a resonant chord with listeners.
Rod Wave's ascent to prominence has been a journey of resilience and authenticity. From his formative years to his current chart-topping triumphs, the artist has remained steadfastly true to himself, a quality that fans find magnetic.
"Nostalgia" features notable collaborations with artists like 21 Savage, Sadie Jean, and more. His earlier works have also seen successful partnerships with Polo G, Lil Baby, and Lil Durk. This week, "Nostalgia" takes its rightful place as his third No. 1 album, affirming Rod Wave's indelible mark on the music landscape.