Miami native emcee, Money Rod drops off an instantly classic debut with his nostalgic record “Money.”
The O’Jay’s “For the Love of Money” sampled track glistens in a 70’s afterglow with a modern release date. Directed by Lef of Silverspoon Films, the visual gifts us that uncut, retro aura that Miami was notorious for in the 70’s and 80’s. The BET Jams premiered video depicts a dapper Money Rod, lapsing in and out of time as he exchanges his signature dreads and Givenchy drip, for a starch pressed suit and an afro. From cocaine-white Rolls Royce’s to beautiful women and palm trees – it’s hood opulence at its finest hour.
Of the records inspiration Money Rod reflects, “‘Money’ is the perfect introduction of me to the world. I’ve been called a money winner since I was a youngin’ so it’s only right that my first record be called Money.”
Miami roots with an international and colossal sound, this debut revels in Rod’s hustler mentality and his inspirations from the likes of Trick Daddy to 2Pac, Master P and Jay-Z. He’s studied under some of the industry’s leading icons, he’s groomed his sound and now he’s ready to play on the world’s stage.
In the coming months Money Rod will be releasing a full length project, titled Money Power Respect. In the interim, over indulge on his latest release below.