8 things you need to know about Post Malone

1. His real name is Austin Richard Post

Austin Richard Post was born on July 4, 1995. He got his artist name by using a rap name generator.

2. Post Malone isn’t a rapper

Post’s music has been described as a “melting pot of the country, grunge, hip-hop and R&B” and Post himself has been described as versatile. His vocal style has been described as laconic. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described Post as “an artist who toes the line between singing and rapping, and hip-hop and spooky electric folk”. Malone himself has called his music “genre-less”.

3. He has been called a culture vulture

Malone has been called a “culture vulture” multiple times by different publications and on social media for appropriating African-American culture. California rapper Lil B wrote on Twitter in October 2017: “Post Malone is slowly turning into a white dude! Lol he’s pushing it, give it a few years he gone be full country and hate blacks lol”, with Post replying in an interview, claiming that his white skin has been “used against him.” In January 2018, Post went on an intoxicated rant against people who describe him as a culture vulture. In an interview with GQ several days later, Post said: “there’s a struggle being a white rapper.”

4. He has multiple houses

Post currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He also has a multimillion-dollar 13,000-square-foot home in northern Utah. Post’s old home in San Fernando Valley, California was robbed on September 1, 2018.

5. People want him dead

On August 21, 2018, Post boarded a plane leaving Teterboro Airport and was scheduled to land in London Luton Airport. At 10:50 am, the tires blew out on takeoff and the plane was rerouted to Stewart International Airport for an emergency landing. The plane landed safely at 3:50 pm. Once the plane had landed, Post tweeted about the incident, writing “i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website. fuck you. but not today.

6. He has a lot of tattoos

Post has a number of tattoos that he inked himself and has also inked tattoos on several friends and acquaintances. His first tattoo was of the Playboy Bunny. He has tattoos on his hands and fingers of artists who have influenced him. In recognition of the 2nd Amendment, he has a tattoo on his triceps of a snake coiled around a rifle. The face of deceased rapper Lil Peep is tattooed on his arm. Post also has a number of face tattoos, including a line of barbed wire across his forehead, a smiley face and a Playboy bunny under his right eye, the words “Stay Away” tattooed above his right eyebrow, “always” and “tired” under both of his eyes and a sword on the left side of his face.

7. He has a world record

Malone has earned the number-four album Stoney (2016) and number-one album Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018) on the US Billboard 200. Beerbongs & Bentleys broke several streaming records upon release, while Stoney broke Michael Jackson’s 34-year-old record for most weeks on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums chart after reaching its 77th week compared to the 76 weeks that Thriller spent on the chart. Further, Malone has attained six top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “Congratulations”, “Better Now”, “Wow” and the chart-topping songs “Rockstar”, “Psycho”, and “Sunflower” with Swae Lee.

8. Post moved to Los Angeles when he was 18 with his friend Jason Probst.

The rapper rented a house in Encino with his friends who ran a popular Minecraft YouTube channel, sleeping in a closet while trying to make it in the music industry.

 

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