Post Malone stirs a mix of genres into his own sonic "sauce" that's both intoxicating and
"I describe what I do as sauce," he affirms. "You can turn up to it. You can chill to it. You can do
anything to it. It makes you feel some type of way, or it makes you want to party. It just comes
Post's recipe has yielded massive success so far. His breakthrough single "White Iverson"
reached RIAA triple-platinum status, captured #1 at Rhythm Radio, and soared to the Top 10 of
Urban Radio. To date, he's cumulatively amassed 200 million streams and counting, garnering
22 million for his 2016 debut mixtape August 26. Meanwhile, his video views surpass 280
million-plus on YouTube/VEVO. These accolades speak to his work ethic, bringing him from
humble beginnings in Texas to worldwide superstardom.
The Dallas native grew up listening to his dad's Metallica, Johnny Cash, UGK, and The
Notorious B.I.G. records before trading his Guitar Hero controller for an electric guitar at eleven-
years-old. After graduating high school and releasing his first mixtape online, he picked up and
headed west to Los Angeles, which would become his current home. Despite "partying too
much" and not "having any money for cigarettes or Ramen," the 19-year-old met production duo
FKi and started making music.
"I wanted to create something everybody can get down to and get drunk to," he continues.
"People who like hip-hop will like it. People who like folk will dig it. People who like pop will be
One day, Post created the beat for "White Iverson" in his bedroom, laid down the vocals, and
uploaded it to Soundcloud. The response proved overwhelming. Before he knew it, the budding
star had Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller tweeting him, Complex, Noisey, The Fader, and Hypebeast
singing his praises, 14 incendiary SXSW performances under his belt, and major labels
knocking at his door.
In six months of its official release on Republic Records, "White Iverson" first achieved RIAA
Platinum status and he went on the road for Fetty Wap's "Welcome To The Zoo" tour in early
2016. Kanye West and 50 Cent tapped him for high-profile collaborations, and Jay-Z, Justin
Bieber, and many others offered enthusiastic co-signs.
The ethereal soundscape of "White Iverson" gives way to a charismatic and catchy declaration
for Post. "The first time I got braids I was like 'I feel like I'm the White Iverson'; I made the beat
and recorded it. The vibe was right, and the stars aligned. The song itself is about confidence. I
used to be really shy, and I started to develop this new swagger. 'White Iverson' was when we
knew we had something people would fuck with."
Building on that momentum, Post has been entrenched in the studio working on more music in
between a global tour supporting Justin Bieber. Incorporating not only his inimitable voice but
his production and instrumentation, it's as enigmatic and enthralling as he is. It's just the beginning.