Austin Richard Post, more commonly known by his stage name Post Malone, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor.
Love him or hate him, you probably you can’t just ignore him. Post Malone is widely known for his tattoos, introspective songwriting, and laconic vocal style. Malone has gained great acclaim for blending a range of genres including hip hop, R& B, Pop, trap, rap-rock, and cloud rap.
Malone first attained global recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single ‘ White Iverson’ He then subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records. His debut album Stoney (2016) made his name in the industry and his second album, Beerbongs, and Bentleys debuted as number one in the US Billboard Hot 100.
His third album, Hollywood’s bleeding explored Indie Pop and was released in late 2019. Malone’s accolades include three American Music Awards, 10 Billboard Music Award and an MTV Video Music Awards.
In August 2020, Malone became the first-ever solo artist to top both the US Billboard Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts as a lead artist when ‘Circles’ reached number on the latter with ‘Rockstar’ having reached number one on the former in 2017.
But the aforementioned things are something many of us are aware of Post Malone. So on the occasion of Post Malone’s 26th birthday, here we present you five unknown facts about the Rapper.
1. He started as a Wedding DJ
Before making it big, Post Malone could be regularly seen at weddings as a college student in Syracuse, playing requests for guests as a DJ. This kept him up to date about all the evolution going on in the industry.
2. Malone’s first love
Playing the guitar was Post Malone’s, first love. Malone learned to play the guitar when he was six, thanks to the popular game ‘ Guitar Hero’. Post Malone learned to play the guitar by watching YouTube videos. His father was responsible for introducing the young rapper into different music genres.
3. He has tattoos of many famous people.
There are many tattoos on Post Malone’s body, including on his face, but one of the most intriguing is one of musical legend Bob Dylan which is featured on his left arm. Post Malone says that Bob Dylan has a huge musical influence on him and considers him a genius. Along with Bob Dylan, Post Malone has portrait tattoos of Elvis, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Dimebag Darrel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Harrison, and Bankroll Fresh. He got these because they are the people who inspired him to make music. His first tattoo was of the Playboy Bunny.
4. He loves collecting Loafers.
Bob Dylan has an extensive loafer collection. When he was a teenager, he worked in a restaurant called Chicken Express and he saved all his money to buy a pair of Versache Loafers that cost almost $ 800.
5. He is fondly known as Postmates Malone.
Ironically, Post Malone is the delivery company Postmates biggest customer, reportedly spending $ 40,000 in a year, earning him the playful nickname ” Postmates Malone.” His favourite food orders are Panda Express, Burger King, and KFC.
On his birthday, NLC Wishes the talented and popular rapper Post Malone a blockbuster year ahead.