Post Malone’s got a different approach
Post Malone struck a chord with his 2015 debut single “White Iverson,” an ambient, downtempo trap track (originally inspired by his recently acquired braided hairstyle) that clocked over a million plays on SoundCloud the month it was posted. But listeners were unsure what to expect next from the 22-year-old rapper who grew up in Grapevine, Texas, or whether to expect anything at all after one catchy song that could easily be a novelty hit. But he soon signed with Republic Records and became a sought-after feature performer, working with 50 Cent and Kanye West and opening for Justin Bieber on the Purpose World Tour.
After dropping his debut album in December 2016 including another huge single, the Metro Boomin-produced “Congratulations” featuring Migos rapper Quavo, Malone is out on his own with the Stoney Tour, stopping at Las Vegas. Just when listeners thought they had Post pegged as a goofy hip-hop guy who likes to party, he catches everyone by surprise by breaking out a guitar and covering Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” just like he did at a recent concert in Boston. This appears to be one hip-hop guy who’s planning on sticking around for more than a little while.
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