Watch the music video for Rod Wave’s song, “By Your Side” produced by TnTXD & Harto Beats. Listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.
The soul-trap wave certainly took over the rap game in 2021. While the lines between singing and rapping became increasingly blurred in the past 10 years, the new crop of rappers, specifically coming from the South, have taken the production of trap with the soul of R&B to create a new wave.
Of course, Rod Wave has been leading this particular movement. Following the release of SoulFLy, Wave didn’t hesitate to unleash more loose singles. This week, he came through with his latest offering, “By Your Side.” With pitched-up vocal samples and trunk-rattling 808s, Rod Wave reflects on the success of the past year and the progress he’s made since stepping into the game.
The song was accompanied with visuals that consist of behind-the-scenes footage of his tour.
Rod Wave – By Your Side (prod. TnTXD & Harto Beats)
(Pipe that shit up Tnt)
Where the fuck is Rod Wave?
It’s November, where the fuck is Rod Wave?
Young nigga way outta state
Fucked up, gettin’ over pain
Look how far a nigga came
You remember I ain’t had a thing
Fucked up, walkin’ through the rain
At the top of the game, should’ve seen the niggas I was tryna bring
It’s crazy the way these niggas change
Tell the city girl chill, you know baby mama know the deal
She know I could beat that pussy
Okay, let’s switch the subject
Notice that both of my wrists is flooded
I been grindin’ so hard, gettin’ to this money
I been working like I know the drought is coming
Monday to Monday, Sunday to Sunday, you know I’m street running
Okay, my daddy was a gangster, what the fuck that made me?
Niggas claiming that it’s love dawg but it can’t be
Know I fell in love with guns by the age of thirteen
And my pocket rocket on me, homie don’t reach
Fuck dying in my Cuban link, I’m living in my Richard Millie
I just finished my tour, what a wonderful feeling
I got inside my bag and got out my feelings
I’m out my feelings
Hey there everybody, what’s it like in New York City?
I’m a thousand miles away but look, tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do, oh
Times Square couldn’t shine as bright as you
I swear, it’s true
Hey there everybody, don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right here if you get lonely
Give this song another listen, close your eyes
Uh, listen to my voice, it’s my disguise
By your, your side
By your side
By your side, yeah, yeah
Watching you close