Post Malone is having a good year and promises to make 2020 the best one yet when it comes to his music. But what do we know about him and the name that he was born with, and the other details of his life? He seems to have a lot of love for tattoos and wears all sorts of clothes, influenced by the world over. While some call him a culture vulture, in that he appropriates clothes from whichever culture interests him, he does not really care, and rightly so…
Post Malone seems to be wearing an ever-growing number of tattoos on him, one of the latest being the ink on his face, that reads “Always Tired”; Always below his right eye and Tired below his left one. Considering he was born on the 4th of July, 1995, that makes him only 25 years old, and way too young to be always tired. Of course, that’s quite a patriotic day to be born on, so maybe all the expectations made him tired.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Malone was raised by his DJ dad and a stepmother, both of which supported his dream to be a musician. In fact, Rich Post, his father, was the one who introduced Malone to various styles of music, and the young boy’s favorites were Guns N’ Roses, Jay-Z, and George Strait. He started learning how to play the guitar when he was nine, fueled by the video game “Guitar Hero”. When you grow up with music, becoming a musician seems like natural progression.
The Post in Post Malone is his surname, considering Rich Post was his dad. However, he was born Austin Richard Post, and till the time he actually needed a stage name, this was what people knew him by. Later, he kept the Post as a first name, and randomly generated Malone as his surname. The name seems to suit him immensely, given his unique sense of style, and now this is the name the world of music and his fans best know him by.
In school, his classmates voted him as “Most Likely To Become Famous” and he proved them right. He played in both metal and indie bands, and once harbored dreams of becoming a county singer as well. When he was just 20, in 2015, Malone released the song “White Iverson” on Sound Cloud, and it got so many hits that producers soon lined up at his door. From collaborating with the likes of Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Young Thug and Justin Bieber, to being a saleable brand, Malone has come a long way from being Austin Richard.