Who Is Post Malone?
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Austin Richard Post, who goes by the professional name Post Malone, is an American rapper, producer, and songwriter. He first rose to fame after being discovered on SoundCloud, which earned him a record deal. Post is famous for combining several genres of music into his albums, for his unique vocal styles, as well as for his songwriting talent. He is known for his songs ‘White Iverson’, ‘Rockstar’, and ‘Congratulations’.
Career Focus: Rapping, Singing, Record producing, Songwriting
Popular Works: [Music] Stoney (2016), Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), August 26th mixtape (2016) [Film] Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018, Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman), Wonderland (2019, Peter Berg)
Date of Birth: 04-07-1995
Weight: 194 lbs.
Current State & Country: Los Angeles, California, USA
Home State & Country: Syracuse, New York, USA
Net Worth Income: $14,000,000
Educational Credentials: Tarrant County College, Grapevine High School
His favorite artists include rapper Future and singer Bob Dylan. Post has cited Dylan as a huge influence to how his music sounds, calling him ‘a genius’.
Post is also known for having plenty of tattoos, including several ones on his face. Some of those tattoos were applied by him onto himself. These include a Bob Dylan tattoo, a Playboy bunny logo, a heart, a barbed wire tattoo on his forehead, a smiley face, as well as the words ‘Stay Away’ placed on top of his right eyebrow. Beneath his eyes, you can find the words ‘always’ and ‘tired’. A lot of his tattoos are centered around the people who have influenced him, as well as his personal beliefs.
Post is a supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders when he ran for president in 2016. He has also expressed a strong dislike for current president Donald Trump. Post is a gun owner, and he thinks that it is an ‘American’ right for somebody to operate and own at least one gun.
Career History of Post Malone
His career as a professional musician began when he signed on and played instruments for various heavy metal bands. He then moved to playing softer rock music as well as hip-hop. When he was sixteen, Post created his first mixtape, called Young and After Them Riches, which he made using the software Audacity. He later showcased his tape to his friends and classmates, who liked it.
Soon after he moved to LA, Post and a group of his friends created a music group called BLCKVRD. They lived in a giant house in San Fernando Valley. He soon met several people who worked at songwriting and recording company FKi, who ended up producing his first song, called ‘White Iverson’. The song was soon uploaded to Post’s SoundCloud account, and received praise from rappers Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller.
Thanks to ‘White Iverson’ soon going viral, Post started receiving offers from record labels, and ended up choosing Republic Records. He ended up working together with prominent rappers such as Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Young Thug. Post became the opening act for singer Justin Bieber during his Purpose World Tour. In 2016, he released his second single, ‘Go Flex’ – A month later, his new mixtape, August 26, was released as well.
In December of the same year, Post released his first album, Stoney. He wasn’t pleased with how his album turned out, even going as far as to calling it ‘mediocre’. Singles from the album included ‘Déjà vu’ (a duet with Bieber), ‘I Fall Apart’, and his debut song, ‘White Iverson’.
In February 2017, Post revealed the title of his next album, called Beerbongs & Bentleys. After several delays, the release was pushed back to 2018. The first song from the album, ‘Rockstar’ (a duet with rapper 21 Savage), came out in September 2017. It landed on the number one spot on the Billboard 100 chart. As a result, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed Post as an artist to watch out for. Beerbongs & Bentleys received positive reviews from critics, and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
His manager announced on Billboard magazine that Post was planning to start his own production film company and record label, and was busy working on his third album. A festival that he organized, called Posty Fest, was held on October 2018. He has also released the song ‘Sunflower’ for the animated film Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, which came out in December.
Personal Life of Post Malone
Post’s birthplace is in Syracuse, New York. He is of Italian descent – His grandfather, John Carlo Pavetto, is pure Italian but was raised in Pennsylvania. Post also has Native American ancestry. His dad, Rich Post, worked as a disc jockey, and was responsible for introducing his son to different sorts of musical genres. When Post was a child, he listened to rock, country, and hip-hop. When he was a teenager, he became a fan of emo music, especially the band My Chemical Romance. He also learned to play the guitar after being influenced by the game Guitar Hero. Rich soon left his career as a DJ and became a concessions manager for the Dallas Cowboys. Post is a college dropout. He was raised by Rich and his stepmother, Jodie.
He was previously in a relationship with a lady named Ashlen Diaz, whom he dated for three years. The pair split up in late 2018.
Net Worth of Post Malone
It’s not surprising that Post has already racked up millions of dollars thanks to his skills as a songwriter and as a rapper. The sales of his records, as well as the cash he obtained from touring, has given him a net worth of over $14M. Aside from his home in Los Angeles, he also has a mansion located in Utah, measuring 13,000 square feet.
He has also done an advertisement for brands such as Bud Light. He even has his own line of Crocs shoes. And because he is busy working on a brand new album, more cash is sure to come his way.
Controversial News on The Life & Career Of Post Malone
Post was the victim of a robbery in 2018, when some thieves broke in to his old house in San Fernando Valley and stole his things. In August of the same year, the tires of the plane that Post was riding on the way to London blew out, causing an emergency landing. Post and the other passengers in the plane were not harmed.
In September 2018, 3:30 AM, Post was involved in a car crash after his Rolls Royce cruised along Santa Monica, California, and crashed into another car. There were only minor injuries from both parties.
Rumors and Frequently Asked Questions About Post Malone
Due to his rather unconventional and heavily-tattooed appearance, as well as his man-bun and grills, people have assumed that Post has some rather nasty, unhygienic habits. Post himself has addressed these in several tweets. He says that just because he has a “frat boy look” and doesn’t carry a “clean, preppy” image doesn’t mean that he smells.
There were also rumors that Post got his stage name, ‘Post Malone’, as a combination of his last name and a reference to NBA player Karl Malone. Post later explained that his got the ‘Malone’ part from a rap name generator he found online.