The Evolution of Post Malone: How the Rapper Went from SoundCloud to Superstar

Post Malone, born Austin Richard Post, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He first gained popularity in 2015 with his debut single “White Iverson” on SoundCloud. Since then, he has become a household name in the music industry, with numerous chart-topping hits and collaborations with some of the biggest names in music.

Early Career and SoundCloud Success

Before his rise to fame, Post Malone was just a regular kid from Syracuse, New York who loved playing guitar and making music. He moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of nine and started playing guitar at the age of 15. In 2015, he released his debut single “White Iverson” on SoundCloud which quickly went viral and gained him a massive following.

Post Malone’s unique style and sound quickly garnered attention from major record labels who were eager to sign him. However, he chose to sign with Republic Records which allowed him to maintain creative control over his music.

Breakthrough Success with Stoney

In 2016, Post Malone released his debut studio album “Stoney” which featured hit singles such as “Congratulations” featuring Quavo and “Go Flex”. The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart and was later certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Following the success of “Stoney”, Post Malone continued to release chart-topping hits including “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage which spent eight consecutive weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Genre Appeal

Post Malone’s cross-genre appeal has allowed him to collaborate with artists outside of hip-hop including Ozzy Osbourne on their hit single “Take What You Want”, as well as Swae Lee on their song “Sunflower” which was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Kanye West, Travis Scott, and Future. Post Malone’s versatility and ability to blend different genres together has made him a unique force in the music industry.

Post Malone’s Impact on Pop Culture

Post Malone’s impact on pop culture extends beyond his music. He has become known for his unique style which includes face tattoos, grills, and eccentric outfits. He has also been vocal about his love for beer and even launched his own brand of beer called Maison No. 9.

In addition to his music and fashion influence, Post Malone has also made headlines for his philanthropy work including donating $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in 2020.

Overall, Post Malone’s rise to fame is a testament to hard work, dedication, and staying true to oneself. His unique sound and style have captivated audiences around the world and he continues to be a prominent figure in the music industry.

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