Post Malone Biography

Post Malone, born as Austin Richard Post, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. With his debut track “White Iverson” reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and being certified quadruple platinum, he quickly emerged as a rising star in the hip-hop industry. Known for his hit single “Rockstar” that topped the charts, Malone has collaborated with renowned rappers such as Young Thug, Kanye West, and 50 Cent. His unique music style blends grunge, country, R&B, and hip-hop, making him a standout artist. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Malone considers him a musical genius and even has a tattoo of former President John F. Kennedy, whom he admires for speaking out against corruption.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Austin Richard Post
  • Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Males
  • Family: father: Rich Post, Partner: Ashlen Diaz
  • Born Country: United States
  • Rappers
  • Musicians
  • Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Males
  • Notable Alumni: Tarrant County College
  • U.S. State: New Yorkers
  • City: Syracuse, New York
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  • Education: Tarrant County College

Childhood & Early Life

Post Malone, born as Austin Richard Post on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, New York, USA, was raised by his father and stepmother after his parents divorced. His father, a former disc jockey, introduced him to various genres of music at a young age. When he was nine, his family moved to Texas after his father got a job as a manager for the Dallas Cowboys football team. It was during this time that Malone developed an interest in music after playing the video game ‘Guitar Hero.’ He auditioned for the American rock band ‘Crown the Empire’ at the age of 16 but was rejected. Malone created his first mixtape titled ‘Young and After Them Riches’ using the digital audio editor Audacity and shared it with his schoolmates. He was voted “Most Likely to Become Famous” by his peers in high school. Malone worked at a Chicken Express as a teenager and briefly attended Tarrant County College before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles with his friend Jason Probst, a professional game streamer.

Career

After moving to Los Angeles, Malone formed the group BLCKVRD with Probst and other artists and producers. He gained popularity in the music industry with the release of his song “White Iverson” in August 2015, which received over one million views within a month. He signed a deal with Republic Records and went on to collaborate with renowned rappers such as Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Young Thug. Malone also collaborated with Justin Bieber and performed as the opening act for Bieber’s Purpose World Tour in 2016. He released his debut album ‘Stoney’ in December 2016, which included the hit single “Congratulations.” Malone’s second album, ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys,’ was released in April 2018 and achieved great success.

Major Works

One of Malone’s major works is his album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys,’ which was released in April 2018. The album’s first single, “Rockstar,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and held the spot for eight consecutive weeks. The album was certified double platinum in the US, Canada, and New Zealand and achieved significant sales in other countries as well.

Controversies & Scandals

Post Malone has faced criticism and controversy throughout his career. He has been called the “Donald Trump of hip-hop” and accused of appropriating African-American culture. In an interview, he expressed the struggles of being a white rapper. He also received backlash for his comments about hip-hop music not addressing “real shit.” Fellow rappers Vince Staples and Lil B criticized him for these statements.

Personal Life

Post Malone currently resides in Los Angeles and owns a $3 million home in northern Utah. He has dated rapper Ashlen Diaz in the past. Malone is known for his face tattoo that says ‘Always Tired’ underneath his eyes. He has also become a popular subject of memes, with people creating various phrases using his stage name.

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