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PawPaw Rod
with PawPaw Rod
Fri | Nov 15
Doors: 08:00 pm / Show: 09:00 pm
All Ages

 

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PawPaw Rod

MEET PAWPAW ROD: PawPaw Rod, the Hawaii-born, Oklahoma-raised rapper and singer, discovered his passion for music and writing during his upbringing as a self-proclaimed military brat. Moving frequently, he found solace in the familiar sounds of his favorite records. When speaking on his artistry, he explains that during his formative years in Norman, OK, “There was an absence of a dominant or regional sound, especially for black artists. This afforded me the freedom to pull from everything, crucially shaping my music today, a credit I attribute to my childhood experiences of moving around various cultures and tribes.” PawPaw Rod grew up on a steady diet of Maxwell, Prince, The Gap Band, and Bill Withers. He first caught the performance bug singing in church, sharing that “ever since that first time singing on stage, I knew I would forever be on a journey of chasing that feeling.” PawPaw Rod released his explosive debut single, "HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS," in 2020, seamlessly merging rap, 60s soul, and house via Godmode. Following this success, his debut EP, A PawPaw Rod EP, amassed over 100 million streams on Spotify upon its release in late 2021. Since, he has released two additional EPs, continuing the momentum with his highly anticipated follow-up project, Another PawPaw Rod EP (2022), as well as his latest project, This Must Be A PawPaw EP (2023). His music has resonated across screens, featured in popular shows like Netflix's "Outer Banks," Apple's "Platonic," and HBO's "Insecure," among others, as well as commercials for Apple and Nike. The rising star completed his debut headlining US tour in January 2024, and will support Still Woozy's North American Tour this Fall. He is confirmed for this year’s Lollapalooza, Lightning in a Bottle, and Austin City Limits, and recently played Coachella w/ NEIL FRANCES, where they performed their groove-inducing record “High Notes.”