Post Malone, or Austin Richard Post, is an American singer, guitarist and record producer. He blew up in February 2015 when he released his debut commercial single “White Iverson”. In August of the same year, Malone landed a deal with Republic Records. He grew up in Dallas, Texas, where his dad was the Director of Food and Beverage for the Dallas Cowboys. Malone credits his father as being a big influence in terms of the wide variety of music he was exposed to. He learned how to produce music through FL Studio and compiled his first mixtape at 16 years old. He showed some classmates and gained popularity at his high school for being a talented musician.
Born on July 4, 1995 Syracuse, New York, Post Malone’s zodiac sign is Cancer.
While he’s been spotted wearing Christian cross earrings in public, Post Malone doesn’t claim to follow a belief. “I used to be super-religious,” he explains. “I believed in God. But now I see through it. It’s nice to support something you believe in, I guess, but people are spending so much money, and God doesn’t care that your church has a fucking gold roof.” (2)
He remains good friends with singer Justin Bieber, who is very religious. However, “We don’t talk about this stuff,” Post Malone adds. (2)
Post’s political ideology is to the far left and right of mainstream politics. He supports gun ownership and for every American to own their own firearm (“A lot of people are sensitive about it these days, but it’s an American right to own a gun,”(2) ) but he wasn’t a supporter of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Instead, Post Malone put his vote behind Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator that lost the leadership race to Hillary Clinton.
“I think that neither of our candidates were fit to be where they are. I feel like Bernie Sanders should have won. Because I think he was the realest one,” he said after the ’16 election. (1)
The rapper is also a believer in conspiracy theories, especially ones that have to do with the government and secret groups controlling power. For example, take this one that Post Malone believes about the death of President John F. Kennedy: “Literally days before he died he was talking about how our government focuses on corruption instead of truth and all the things. There’s a great speech where he goes back and forth between the negatives and what we should be focusing on. And days after that, he died.” (1)
Around one year after the 2016 election Malone was more resentful of President Trump being in office. “The world is going to shit. They’re taking away a lot of our rights. We have a shitty thing going on in the White House – I don’t like Trump. But I don’t think it’s just him. Something’s coming.” (2)
The artist has admitted that he got into learning guitar when he started to play Guitar Hero II. (3)
He’s a big Xbox gamer, with his favorite titles being Call of Duty, WWE and Ghost Recon.
He also likes to watch American football games with the Dallas Cowboys.
He met his girlfriend, Ashley, when she booked him to do a show at the club she worked at.
If you’re looking for lyrics, if you’re looking to cry, if you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to hip-hop. Whenever I want to sit down and have a nice cry, I’ll listen to some Bob Dylan. But whenever I’m trying to have a good time and stay in a positive mood, I listen to hip-hop because it’s fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way. Everybody’s happy.” (4)
Post Malone’s passion for hip hop first started when his father bought him True Story by Terror Squad which featured his favorite song on the album, “Lean Back.” He’s also a big fan of the Dallas Mavericks and referenced a handful of basketball legends in his song “White Iverson” including Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, and James Harden. He has worked with heavy hitters in the music industry including Kanye West on his latest album, The Life of Pablo.
“I always get nervous before the show, I pound a couple of these bad boys back [beers], and it goes away. And as soon as I step on stage it usually gets better.” (4)
He has a tattoo of John Kennedy on one of his arms.
1: Fact Mag