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Music / Post Malone

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He feels like a rockstar.

They said I wouldn't be nothing
Now they always say congratulations
Worked so hard, forgot how to vacation
They ain't never had the dedication
People hatin', say we changed and look, we made it
Yeah, we made it

Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), better known as Post Malone, is an American rapper and singer from Grapevine, Texas. Best known for being one of the most notable trap musicians, as well being a Fountain of Memes, as well for his laid back, goofy personality.

Releasing his first album Stoney in 2016. The album peaked at Number Four, and spawned the hits "White Iverson" and "Congratulations". His second album beerbongs & bentleys topped the charts in several countries and included the number 1 charting single "Psycho".


  • August 26th (2016) (mixtape)
  • Stoney (2016)
  • beerbongs & bentleys (2018)
  • Hollywood's Bleeding (2019)
  • twelve carat toothache (2022)
  • Austin (2023)

Trope Malone:

  • all lowercase letters: beerbongs & bentleys.
  • Boastful Rap: In spades.
  • Break-Up Song: "Better Now", "Die for Me".
  • Call-Back: "Wow." calls back to both "Congratulations" from Stoneynote  and "Takin' Shots" from beerbongs and bentleysnote .
  • Cover Version: “Only Wanna Be With You” for Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, and an entire virtual charity concert with Travis Barker dedicated to Nirvana during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Darker and Edgier: beerbongs & bentleys is much moodier than Stoney.
  • Drugs Are Good: Mainly weed.
  • Epic Fail: A particular incident that made Post even more big was the time he attempted to stage dive to his fans...except they failed to catch him.
  • Melodic Rap: Frequently twists his raps with a melodic flow. "Rockstar" and "Better Now" are among his best examples.
  • One-Word Title: "Congratulations", "Cold", "Feel", "Psycho", “Rockstar”, "Stay", "Patient", “Wow.”, "Allergic", "Circles", "Enemies", "Myself", "Internet", "Reputation", "Insane", "Chemical", "Novacandy", "Overdrive", "Mourning", "Speedometer", "Socialite", "Landmine" and "Sunflower".note 
  • Pin-Pulling Teeth: The Weeknd does this in the video for "One Right Now" to dispose of a group of mooks.
  • Record Producer: At the beginning of his career, his main producer was FKI 1st, but since beerbongs and bentleys most of his music has been produced by Louis Bell.
  • Sampling:
    • "Hollywood Dreams/Come Down" interpolates Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams"
    • "Same Bitches" interpolates The Zombies' "Time of the Season"
    • "Sugar Wraith" interpolates Sugar Ray's "Fly".
  • Self-Titled Album: Austin, for his real first name.
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: The theme for "Rockstar".
  • The Stoner: When your first LP is titled Stoney... well, no kidding.
  • Shout-Out: The music video for "Rockstar" is a huge Kill Bill reference. The song itself pays tribute to a variety of famous rockstars, most notably Bon Scott, Jim Morrison and The Rolling Stones ("Shit was legendary, threw a TV out the window at The Montage").
    • "Psycho" and its music video is basically an entire tribute to the Fallout franchise.
    • "Better Now" features a reference to the Jonas Brothers. On a similar note, "Zack & Codeine" is pretty self-explanatory.
    • "Sugar Wraith" namedrops infamous music critic Anthony Fantano.
    • The music video for "One Right Now" is an extended homage to A Better Tomorrow II.