Video: Rod Wave – “Cuban Links” ft. Kevin Gates

Just Before the “I’m Him Tour” Kicks Off in Chicago, Rod Wave and Kevin Gates Share a Lo-Fi, Mansion-Set Video

Critical Praise:

“The 19-year-old can rap at a brisk pace like an ATL rapper, hit a falsetto like a R&B singer, and often digs deep to unleash a gravelly voice that sounds like he‚Äôs the lead in a country rock band…he already possesses one of the best voices in the South.”¬†–¬†Pitchfork

‚ÄúIf you‚Äôre not familiar with the sounds of Rod Wave, he‚Äôs certainly one of the most talented acts to come out of Florida in some time.‚Ä̬†–¬†The Modern Life Mag

‚ÄúOne of Florida‚Äôs finest musicians‚Ä̬†–¬†ELEVATOR

The Announcement:

Wielding a rare talent for Southern-fried melody, Florida’s¬†Rod Wave¬†is is quickly building a devoted following in his home state and beyond. Adjusting to his new life of fame and prosperity,¬†Rod shares¬†Cuban Links,”¬†his new video single. With a textured instrumental from producers¬†TNT,¬†Tago, and¬†Tre Gilliam, complete with wailing guitar, percolating organ, and mournful trumpet, “Cuban Links” is a bittersweet anthem for those who came from nothing to become something. The song features a spirited guest verse from¬†Kevin Gates, who echoes Rod’s fear of fickle friends turning their backs on him. In the lo-fi, but luxurious video, Rod and Kevin kick it at an ornate L.A. mansion, harmonizing on marble staircases and chilling by the indoor pool. “Cuban Links” follows Rod’s recent video for¬†Heart On Ice (Remix)¬†featuring¬†Lil Durk, which has over 1.7 million views on YouTube in less than two weeks of release.

Rod Wave recently wrapped up the¬†“Heart On Ice Tour,” which toured several cities around Florida and Georgia before bouncing to the West Coast in August. The St. Petersburg, Florida native is currently preparing to support¬†Kevin Gates¬†on the nationwide “I’m Him Tour,” launching¬†October 12th¬†in Chicago. Also featuring support from¬†YK Osiris¬†and¬†SDot Fresh, the 33-date nationwide tour makes stops in¬†New York¬†on¬†October 23rd¬†(Terminal 5) and in¬†Los Angeles¬†on¬†November 27th¬†(The Novo).. Tickets are available now.

Watch “Cuban Links”:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVU1vUNT2QY

Listen to “Cuban Links”:¬†https://smarturl.it/cubanlinks

Buy tickets for the “I’m Him Tour”:¬†https://www.kvngates.com/tour

I’m Him Tour¬†dates:
October 12 – Chicago, IL – Patio Theater
October 13 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
October 15 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Mic Theatre
October 16 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
October 18 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
October 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
October 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Mic Hall
October 22 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
October 23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
October 24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
October 27 – Washington, DC – Echostage
October 29 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
October 30 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
November 1 – Richmond, VA – The National
November 3 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 4 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
November 6 – Augusta, GA – William B. Bell Auditorium, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center
November 7 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater At The Central Florida Fairgrounds
November 9 – New Orleans, LA – Uno Lakefront Arena
November 10 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
November 11 – Jackson, MS – Thaila Mara Hall
November 12 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
November 13 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
November 15 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
November 17 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
November 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
November 20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise
November 21 – Portland, OR –¬†Roseland Theater
November 24 – Santa Cruz, CA –¬†The Catalyst
November 25 – San Francisco, CA –¬†The Warfield
November 26 – Pomona, CA –¬†Fox Theater
November 27 – Los Angeles, CA –¬†The Novo By Microsoft
November 30 – Seattle, WA –¬†WaMu Theater

Please contact Michelle or Kierra for more info.


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Bio, photos, music, and more available here: www.audibletreats.com/rod-wave

“Cuban Links” ft. Kevin Gates:¬†https://smarturl.it/cubanlinks

“I’m Him Tour” tickets:¬†https://www.kvngates.com/tour

“Heart On Ice” (Remix) ft. Lil Durk:¬†https://youtu.be/cefVIm2I6BI¬†/¬†https://smarturl.it/hoirmx


“Bottom Boy Survivor”:¬†https://youtu.be/Pnouif95B6A


PTSD: https://smarturl.it/rwptsd

Buy tickets for the “Heart On Ice Tour”:¬†http://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states–florida/rod-wave

“Paint The Sky Red”:¬†https://youtu.be/VM9Zp3PIaxw

“Calabasas” ft. E-40:¬†¬†https://youtu.be/AS-ffceb0HY

“Heart On Ice”:¬†https://youtu.be/deMLg4FPFhQ

“Tru Story”:¬†https://youtu.be/TgoFKm1v1vg

“Popular Loner”:¬†https://youtu.be/FG77CZY8APQ