Post Malone (real name is Austin Richard Post) is an American rapper, producer and a guitarist.
He is also a songwriter and he became known in the States in 2015 after the release of his first single “White Iverson”. The single was on the chart of most downloaded songs of the year.
Austin was born on July 4, 1995 in Syracuse in New York, a city also nicknamed as “Salt City” and “Emerald City”. As a kid he has been interested in many diffrent sports but it seems like his true love was basketball. He played it as often as he could, although he never had plans to make a career in this sport. He says that it was his way of getting rid of the excess energy and any stress that he encountered in his teen life.
At the age of ten, his whole family relocated to Dallas due to the change in his father’s job. His father worked as an assistant for a professional American team in NFL called Dallas Cowboys. That gave Austin the opportunity to spend a lot of his childhood days at their games or at the trainings. He loved watching the guys play and learning trickshots and special moves from them.
His father loved all kinds of music, from rock to country, so Austin got interested in it too. At first, it was making songs in his head and later it turned out to be something he was more passionate about than he thought. He started taking guitar lessons and in 2010 he tried to start his guitarist career as a new member of a rock band “Crown the Empire” but failed in auditions. This didn’t knock him down and he kept his condifence throughout his career, trying and trying all over again.
FL Studio or as it used to be, Fruity Loops, helped him in producing his music on his own at home. His first mixtape was in forming in 2011, when he was 16 years old. This was a huge success for someone this young because boys his age interested in music didn’t get any similar opportunities.
He was a pupil at Grapevine High School in Tarrant County and he tried playing his mixtape to his classmates first. Their great response to it made him even more sure about continuing his music career. He says he is very thankful of his friends that always supported him no matter how risky the job/project was.
He joined his high school heavy-metal band and they started to play on various occassions. People loved them and at this point, Austin was sure that his life path is leading him towards music.
After high school he listened to his parents’ wishes and enrolled the Syracuse University but he immediately felt that college just isn’t right for him so he left after a few months on the campus.
He was trying to find the best solution for everyone, so he relocated to Los Angeles in California where he had hoped he will get the chance to show his talent. He found a companion in his good friend Jason Stokes and the two of them went out to seek their destiny in the big city. Jason Stokes is the friend that learned him to play beats.
Post started to work on his image by changing his appearance with dreadlocks and coming up with a new stage name “Post Malone”. It was a great career started because the name turned out to be very catchy and loveable.
He was introduced to many American producers and after a while he found a team who was ready to help him in producing his first single. It was the record production Time FKi from Atlanta and they produced his first hit sing called “White Iverson”. The hit was pretty succesful for a man with no audience and Post Malone thought that he should make more music soon.
Post’s idea was to upload the song on his SoundCloud account and to wait for the reaction of the public. The single was well received so now he had to make a video for it, what he did a few months later after releasing the single.
This hit single turned a lot of attention on him and many producers got interested in his work. Republic Records (founded by Lipman) offered him the best contract so he signed it and became their hitmaker.
The popularity and publicity which “White Iverson” brought him, also made him interesting for known artists such as Young Thug, 50 Cent and even Kanye West, who all wated to collaborate with him. He said that this was the moment in his career when he realized that he was doing it right.
He became a very close friend with Justin Bieber who eventually asked Malone to be a performer who will be opening his “Purpose World Tour” in 2016/17. This widened his audience dramatically because Justin Bieber is one of the most famous artists on the planet.
His new hit single “Go Flex” was released in the spring 2016 and he performed it live on TV in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show.
He released a second single called “Too Young”, which reached No 108 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Malone was very proud that he made it to Billboard.
His next single “Deja Vu” was featuring a worldknown Canadian star Justin Bieber. It was a big hit and all of the Justin’s fandom loved it so Post Malone became much more popular
In December 2016 his studio album “Stoney” made it to the stores and even made it to Platinum.
His first mixtape was named “August 26th” and he produced it himself. He had a lot of guest appearances like Jaden Smith, 2 Chainz and Lil Yachty.
Two hit films, one from 2016 called “Pattaya” and one from 2017 called XxX: Return of Xander Cage, featured two singles: White Iverson and Burning Man.
He has a great relationship with his father, who is responsible for bringing love for music in his son.
His father Rich, who worked for the Dallas Cowboys, was a DJ when he was young and always loved music. He would teach him more about his job and Post Malone soon got interested into trying out Djing just for fun. This developed his further interest in music.
His father Rich and his mother Nicole were both from New York where they have met. When he was three years old they decided to split up because of the huge differences in their marriage. Nicole had a son Jordan from her previous marriage. Austin says that this didn’t affect him badly since both of his parents stayed in contact with him and all of them sit down for a dinner every now and then.
After that, Rich married Jodie Hollister and the family moved to Dallas, along with his new stepbrother Mitchell. He is in good relations with him.
He dates a woman called Ashlen, who is publicly unknown, except for the fact that she wanted to book him for one of his shows and they really liked each other. They started dating and their relationship still lasts. Together they were guests on a known radio show. He says that he loves their relationship because they are open to eachother and don’t have secrets, which is pretty hard to maintain in showbiz.
Full name: Austin Richard Post
Nick name: Post Malone
Date of birth: July 4, 1995
Birth place: Syracuse, New York, United States
Occupation: rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist
Education: the Grapevine High School, the Tarrant County College
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Rich Post
Mother name: Nicole, stepmother Jodie
Brother name: stepbrothers Jordan and Mitchell
Sister name: NA
Marital status: single
Sexual Orientation: straight
Hobbies: playing Guitar Hero
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 84 kg
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: Blue
Shoe Size: NA
Measurements: 42-14-35 in
Distinctive Features: gold teeth, dreads
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $1 million
Interesting Facts about Post Malone
He didn’t make it through on an audition for the band called “Crown the Empire” in 2010 because his strings broke while auditioning so he was dismissed. That caused a lot of anger towards himself ’cause he realized that he was reckless.
Popular series of music games called “Guitar Hero” helped him a lot when he just started to get interested in guitar. He says that he taught himself a lot, including the basics everyone needs when they start out, and got professional help later.
His stage name “Post Malone” is made of his last name Post and a surname of a known American basketball player Karl Malone. This way he showed again how big of an enthusiastic he is when it comes to sports.
The song “White Iverson” is also dedicated to one professional basketball player. He was a very talented player who spent most of his basketball career playing for the Philadelphia 76s.
He loves tattoos and he would like to open a tatoo shop one day. He marks his body with memories from his life.
He is a great admirer of American president John F. Kennedy so he even has a tattoo of him on his arm. He claims that J.F.K. was the only fair and uncorrupted president America ever had. Besides that, he doesn’t get involved in politics.
He has a tattoo of playboy bunny in his left arm and a head of the lion on his right. His body is covered with tatoos: Kurt Cobain’s face on his finger and a weapon Uzi in his thigh.
His studio album “Stoney” reached No.6 on Billboard 200 music chart.
He is a big fan of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, no matter he is a rapper. He says that he will always be opened to all music genres, just like his father was.
He issued an apology some time ago, after someone found his old vines where he used the N-word.
After he learned the beginnings of guitar playing Jodie bought him his first real guitar Washburn Lyon in Wal- Mart.
He was one of the performers selected to perform at Kylie Jenner birthday party.
He sells merchandise on his official website: sweatshirts, T-shirts and hats what also brings him income other than music.
He drives a Ford Explorer from ’92 which is customized to his wishes.
Post Malone is an American rapper and a songwriter who gained more than 1,5 million views. His success came quickly, due to his first single which was a huge hit.