The hottest male R & B voice of Bay right now is hands down R.O.D. His beautiful soul artistry has been crafted since age 6 and has definitely developed into a style music lovers can appreciate. Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, R.O.D. – Reality Over Dreams – has been on the grind to make his mark in the music industry. His smooth voice over hard beats will finesse your eardrums and his single “Can't Stand You” is a definite crowd favorite. Though R.O.D. is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene, he now is beginning to experience the limelight of the local nightlife with the success of his debut single. If you've ever had the opportunity to see him perform then you know he can really rock the mic. His energy and stage presence are vibrant and exciting, and his bursting personality is warm and humorous. His lyrics tell stories about real life experiences that everyone should be able to relate to. And his mesmerizing harmonies always leave you wanting more. You can check out R.O.D. at this year's Summer Jam hosted by 106 KMEL at the Oakland Arena on Sept. 4 or follow him on Twitter to find out about his upcoming shows because you definitely don't want to miss out on an amazing musical experience.