Post Malone, the Dallas rap sensation is the man behind the phenomenal single, “White Iverson.” The breakout record, which now has more than 30 million plays on Soundcloud helped establish Post Malone as a rising star in the music industry.
Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1995 as Austin Richard Post, the rapper got interested in music at a young age. Following his dream, he eventually made it big in the industry and amassed a huge fan following in a short amount of time. If you want to check out what this artist is all about, you need to get your hands on these Post Malone tickets at the earliest. Lucky for the young rapper’s fans, he performed on the 31st of December, 2017, as part of the New Years Eve On the Rocks alongside fellow artists, Migos, Young Thug and Lil Yatchy. The event will take place at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado!
Post Malone moved to Texas when he was just 9 years old. As a young boy, he started showing interest in playing the guitar and even auditioned for a local band called Crown the Empire in 2010. He was rejected after a string of his guitar broke during the audition. His initial interest in guitar playing stemmed from the popular video game, Guitar Hero.
At 16 years of age, Post created his first mixtape using Audacity. The mixtape was titled Young and After Them Riches. It gained some popularity at his high school and he was even voted as “Most Likely to Become Famous” by his classmates in his senior year.
Career Beginnings and Breakthrough
Post decided to go by his stage name when he was around 15 years old. The name is said to be inspired by the professional basketball player, Karl Malone.
Soon after moving to LA, Post came across several producers, including FKi. After recording the song “White Iverson”, Post uploaded it to his Soundcloud account. The song is said to be a reference to the basketball player, Allen Iverson. In July 2015, Post Malone released a music video for the song that has gotten 390 million views since its release. “White Iverson” has also been praised by big names in the industry such as Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller.
Soon after this new found success of his single, the rising rapper was signed on to Republic Records. Thanks to this opportunity, Post got to work with legendary hip-hop and rap artists such as 50 Cent, Kanye West and Young Thug. He performed at Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday party in August 2015, and managed to impress Kanye West, leading to the collaboration single “Fade” from his album “The Life of Pablo.”
During this time, Post became friends with the Canadian singing sensation, Justin Bieber and got a chance to open for him on his “Purpose World Tour”, getting him more exposure in the industry.
Further success followed as Post Malone got a chance to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This was his television debut, where he performed his latest single “Go Flex.”
Breakthrough with Stoney & Further Successes
In December 2016, Post Malone released his debut album, Stoney. The single “Congratulations” from this album featured Quavo of Migos and became his first top-ten song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song managed to peak at number eight, adding to the already increasing fame of the young rapper. The album, Stoney, was certified double Platinum by the RIAA in October, 2017. With such profound success, Post Malone started focusing on developing new and improved music.
He revealed the title of his next project in February 2017, called Beerbongs & Bentleys. Post released this album on the 1st of December, 2017. In September, 2017, he released a single from the album called “Rockstar”, featuring 21 Savage. The single became his most successful work to date, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, a spot it held for seven consecutive weeks as of December, 2017. The video for this song was released in November 2017 and was directed by Emil Nava.
The Musical Style of Post Malone
Malone has a very unique sound that has been referred to as a “melting pot of the country, grunge, hip-hop and R&B”. The rapper’s vocal style has been regarded as laconic. Post himself has cited artists such as Bob Dylan as some of his major inspirations. He even has a tattoo of Dylan, calling him a “god” and a “genius” on multiple occasions.
The singer has been described by The New York Times as "an artist who toes the line between singing and rapping, and hip-hop and spooky electric folk". He himself refers to his music as “genre-less”.
Labeled by Rolling Stone as “one of the most popular musicians in the country” in 2017, Post Malone has been on the right road, with successes along the way. If you want to catch this star on his journey to further superstardom, you ought to get your hands on these tickets at the earliest! He is a rap sensation not to be missed!
Post Malone Tour Tickets
In August of 2017, Post Malone announced his “Stoney” Tour. The multi-platinum rapper is all prepared for an extensive North American tour, which started 2nd September, 2017 at the North Coast Festival in Chicago. The singer travelled to multiple cities for this tour, including Boston, Detroit, New York, Miami and Las Vegas, finally concluding the tour with a Halloween show in Atlanta on 31st October, 2017. Post Malone tour tickets for this tour sold out more quickly than you might think!
Now, the singer is all set for his upcoming shows. One of these shows will see him perform on New Year’s Eve at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Don’t miss out on this show – get ready to have a rocking New Year’s Eve! Get your Post Malone tickets today!