Who Is Post Malone?
Born as Austin Richard Post on the 4th July 1995, he is a rapper, songwriter and guitarist who goes under name Post Malone- choosing the name through a rap name generator, though he started a story of using the name as a reference to legendary basketball player, Karl Malone.
Post Malone Background and Education
The son of Rich Post, who was a disc jockey and had a major influence on young Post, introducing him to different music genres, such as rock, country, and as well hip-hop, his mother’s name hasn’t been revealed in the media; he was raised by his father and stepmother, Jodie Post. After Malone’s first nine years of life, the Post family moved to Grapevine, Texas, following his father’s promotion as a manager of concessions for the Dallas Cowboys American Football team.
Post Malone went to Grapevine High School and later enrolled at Tarrant County College, however, he soon figured out that college was not for him and moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of his career.
Unfit Heavy Metal Musician
Believe it or not, Post Malone started his career as a guitarist of a heavy metal band; influenced by many genres, he chose heavy metal in the first place, but after some failed auditions and a short stint in a heavy metal band, Post differed to rock, and then hip-hop.
While in high school, he had started using software for making music, including Audacity, through which he now recorded his mixtape “Young and After Them Riches”. After hearing his music, his high school friends voted him as “Most Like to Become Famous”.
Rise to Fame
Following his move to Los Angeles, Post met some of the underground scene producers and rappers and formed the group BLCKVRD. He moved to San Fernando after a while, where he was introduced to 1st Down, of FKI, and later Rex Kudo, who both helped him produce his debut single, “White Iverson”. The song was first uploaded to his SoundCloud account, and after receiving massive attention, he attracted some of the most prestigious record labels. He eventually signed a deal with Republic Records, and his “White Iverson” was officially released through the label on the 14th August 2015. The single achieved multiple platinum status in the USA and Canada, which only increased his popularity and wealth. He continued to enjoy popularity, making friends with Kanye West with whom he later worked on the song “Fade”, found on West’s album “The Life of Pablo”, and also collaborated with 50 Cent and Justin Bieber, who then took him on the Purpose World Tour, to serve as Bieber’s opening act. Before 2015 ended, Post released another single “Too Young”, which also became extremely popular. His debut album “Stoney” was released on the 9th December 2016 to rave reviews as it topped Rap, and R&B/Hip-Hop charts, while it peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Furthermore, the album achieved double platinum status in the US and Canada. He has started working on his second studio album, entitled “Beerbong & Bentleys”, and has released a single from his upcoming album, “Rockstar”, a duet with 21 Savage, which topped all charts that it entered, including US Billboard 200, Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop”, and UK charts, among others.
Post Malone Net Worth and Assets
Thanks to his newfound fame, Post has managed to compile a decent amount of money to his bank account. According to sources, Malone’s net worth is estimated at $8 million. Aside from a bank account, one of Malone’s most expensive assets is his Ford Explorer, valued at $70,000.
Bad Boy Posty
While in Poland, Post was interviewed by a Polish portal NewOnce, and during the interview, he said that modern hip-hop music lacks “people talking about real shit”, for which he got a barrage of negative comments, and which started a feud with Lil B and Vince Stapel. He subsequently made an apology video, which he uploaded to his Twitter account.
Met my fav male porn star pic.twitter.com/J5Gli9aBUx
— adam22 (@adam22) January 25, 2018
Finally, is Post Malone a married man?
Starting in 2015, Post Malone has been in a relationship with Ashlen; the two met when Malone was trying to book a show at a nightclub at which Ashlen worked at the time.