Rodarius Green is a rapper from St. Petersburg, Florida, who records under the name of Rod Wave. He laid down this song for his fourth mixtape PTSD.
During the song, Rod Wave talks about his struggles during his come-up. As he wears his heart on his sleeve, all the pain and heartbreak the rapper has gone through has led to aggressive behavior. However, being an open wound can ferment a lack of respect:
No one could understand, I had way too much aggression That built over the years from my abandoned adolescence
Wave has decided that the best way to deal with his issues is to become cold-hearted.
Think it's best I put my heart on ice, heart on ice 'cause I can't breathe I'ma put my heart on ice, heart on ice, it's gettin' the best of me
Released in May 2019, "Heart On Ice" blew up the following year thanks to TikTok. As users of the online video-sharing platform uploaded clips about heartbreak and breakups centered on the song's opening lyrics, "Heart On Ice" rose up the Hot 100.