In 2008 Hot Rod's "I Like To F*ck" leaked onto the web and instantly won worldwide applause and attention. Underground clubs and online sites rang off with posts and conversation of how different it was. Perez Hilton posted it front-and-center on his site for the entire Memorial Day Weekend and Youtube lit up as well.
Since then, Hot Rod has toured the world doing shows in markets such as Turkey, England, France, Australia, United Arab Emerites, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, China, Denmark and countless territories around the world. As his underground hit grew, Tila Tequila jumped on board and rapped a verse adding to the fanfare of "I Like To F*ck". The world took notice.
Calls continued to come in from areas all around the globe. Even though Rod was freestyling to and remixing hits from artists such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia as far back as 2006 and 2007, he began rapping on even more from artists such as Lykki Li, La Roux, Portishead, and others. Rod grew to love his new flavor of music and went full speed ahead carving a place for himself among his peers.