Rising St. Petersburg rapper Rod Wave will play Wild Splash 2019 in Clearwater

Lil Baby returns after playing in 2018.

click to enlarge Rod Wave, who plays Wild Splash at Coachman Park in Clearwater, Florida on March 2, 2019. - Instagram (@rodwave)
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Rod Wave, who plays Wild Splash at Coachman Park in Clearwater, Florida on March 2, 2019.

Rod Wave is a lot of fun to follow on Instagram. A few weeks ago, the 19-year-old St. Petersburg rapper bought a family member a new car and shared the event to his story. Over the last 24 hours he’s been teasing a new video and the recent release of his latest mixtape Hunger Games 3.

Lately he’s been house hunting in Atlanta, and Wave’s booking agent told CL that his client has found a home up there, too. We’re looking forward to watching the young man continue to rise (and unabashedly rep for St. Petersburg), but local fans still not in the know will get a chance to see the passion in real life when Wave plays Wild 94.1-FM’s annual Spring Break concert, Wild Splash, on March 2.

Atlanta-based Drake collaborator Lil Baby (“Yes Indeed") and South Florida talent Danileigh are also on a bill that still needs to be fleshed out. Tickets start at $35, and more information is available via wild941.com.

Look below to watch a XXL freestyle where Wave laments the violence he’s seen in his lifetime.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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