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Post Malone – Before He Was Famous

Before They Were Famous

Before Post Malone’s hit song White Iverson got over 137 million views on YouTube in just 8 months.

Before Post Malone would perform at Kylie Jenner’s 18th Birthday Party. 

Before Post Malone would call himself the white R Kelly.

Before Post Malone ended up getting mad respect from 50 Cent, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Riff Raff, and Ty Dolla Sign.

Before Post Malone was working with Kanye West.

Post Malone didn’t really take to music until he was 13, when he discovered the game Guitar Hero. After achieving a 5 star expert rating on every track, he decided to pick up a real guitar at the age of 16. Post taught himself how to play by watching tutorial videos on Youtube. It was that same year that Post joined a hardcore band and started to put together a mix tape. 

Graduating high school and enrolling at a Texas community college. Post dropped out and decided he needed to move to LA to pursue a music career.

Post moved across the country with his friend DJ Jason Stokes, and quickly settled in to the LA music scene. Forming the music group BLKCVRD, it is in Los Angeles, that Post first met, hip hop producer Trocon “1st Down” Markous Roberts and Raye Rich of FKI Music. Those two would go on to help produce, Post Malone’s breakout hit “White Iverson” the first rap song he truthfully ever properly released.

Post Malone was born Austin Post on July 4, 1995 in Syracuse New York. At the age of 10 his family moved to Dallas, Texas, when his dad got a job working for The Dallas Cowboys, where he worked corporate for the team as the assistant director of food and beverages which meant young Austin Post got free tickets and food to all the games.

Moving to Texas meant, getting exposed to country music. Listening to artists like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams inspired Post to release a country music cover of Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, Its All Right, under his real name Austin Post

By 16 he was grinding it out with his own rock band and shopped his mixtape around school, something he was extremely proud of at the time but today not so much.

Austin enrolling in College only to please his parents but dropped out after his first year. He then headed for Los Angeles. And it was there he met music producers 1st and Rich of FKi Music. The two producers who worked with hip hop artists such as,  2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Tyga, Young Thug, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Rap Producer, first was sleeping in his studio, when he was woken up to Post, singing and arranging beats to a new song working with FL Studio. That song turned out to be White Iverson, and after two days working on the track FKI music and Post Malone released “White Iverson” on Soundcloud this was in February of 2015. In its first month, it was streamed over a million times.

Post Malone came up with the name of the track while getting his hair braided, because when he looked in the mirror he thought he looked like his favourite basketball player Alan Iverson.

Shortly after White Iverson achieved Platinum status, Post signed with Republic Records and started working on guest tracks with rappers such as 50 Cent, Riff Raff, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, and many others.

He wasn’t just being pursued by Rappers either, Kylie Jenner had reached out to Post Malone to play at her 18th Birthday party. It was there that he caught the attention of Kanye West, who reportedly approached Post to tell him that he liked his music.

In August of 2015 Post Malone’s rise to fame hit a speed bump when he was embarrassed by Rapper turned radio host Charlamagne Da God on his show The Breakfast Club.

Post stumbled and bumbled when being asked what he would do to help out the Black Lives Matter movement.

Charlamagne went on to essentially accuse Post of stealing from black culture (or use cultural appropriation) by calling post a “Culture Vulture”

Charlamagne brought Young Posty’s girlfriend on air and told her that Post was going to leave her as soon as he acquires more fame.

Things got worse from there, because the next month an old vine resurfaced that had a young Post Malone on it dropping the N Word.

Post manned up and apologized straight up saying

“It’s unacceptable, you know. And I made a mistake…and I wanna apologize…And I guess that’s really it, and I can’t really say nothin,’ you know. It was wrong of me.” 

Things got better for Post in February of 2016 when it was announced that he would be featured on “Fade”  the Closing track of Kanye West’s new album The Life Of Pablo.

And the rest well you know the rest because this is Before They Were Famous.

 





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