|Estimated value:||€30 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapper, pop singer and music producer|
The young rapper and pop musician Post Malone has been considered a promising exceptional talent for several years and is not only enjoying growing success in his home country of the USA. At the latest with his globally acclaimed single “Circles”, the young man with the striking tattoos on his face has become an integral part of the charts. His breakthrough came at the young age of 19 in the USA, where he worked with stars like Justin Bieber and Kanye West soon after the release of his first single.
His style is very diverse, he uses elements of different music genres, ranging from country music to hip-hop to heavy metal. He mixes these elements into his very own sound.
The hip-hop artist, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, was born on National Day, July 4, 1995 in Syracuse near New York. In 2005 his family moved to Grapevine, Texas, where he attended high school, where he was active in a metalcore band and joined a local hip-hop crew as an MC.
His father, Rich Post, is an enthusiastic amateur musician and inspired his son to write his own guitar songs at an early age.
He was also employed by the Dallas Cowboys football team and, in addition to his love of music, instilled in his son a love of American sports, including baseball and football. As a young man, Austin Richard Post was a big fan of the now-retired NBA star Allen Iverson.
In the mid-2010s, the music-loving young man finally moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote songs and published them on the internet. He dedicated one to his NBA idol Iverson: He put “White Iverson” online in spring 2015 and the New York music label Republic Records soon became aware of the song. The label signed the young artist that same year and released “White Iverson” as the first single. This immediately landed at number 14 on the US overall charts and number 3 on the US hip-hop charts.
This was followed by increasing success and finally the breakthrough in Great Britain, which paved the way for international success.
After working with Justin Bieber on the Deja Vu sound, appearing as the opening act for his tour and collaborating with Kanye West on his song Fade, Post Malone eventually found fame in Europe.
The debut album “Stoney” was released at the end of 2016, the second album “Beerbong & Bentleys” in April 2018, the associated tour started half a year later in the USA.
In the summer of 2019, he released the single “Goodbyes” with up-and-coming rapper Young Thug, which is also featured on their third album entitled “Hollywood’s Bleeding”. This album also features his biggest hit so far, “Circles”.
The artist is admired above all for the unusual mix of styles in his music, which he seemingly effortlessly manages. His music is influenced by elements of pop and rock as well as US country music, hip hop and heavy metal.
The musician probably found his main style in the emo area, the always somewhat tragic music of youth culture of the 2010s, carried by sonorous electronic musical instruments.
His clear voice and profound lyrics round off the unmistakable style.
The musician feels rooted in the emo spectrum. This culture is characterized by deep, often sad thoughts that are meant to be shared with the world. This youth culture shows that young people often already have very profound knowledge of society and the abysses of the human soul.
Post Malone is known for his profound lyrics, even for his quotes outside of the music.
One of the best known is probably:
- “I dreamed it, all ever since I was young. They said I would be nothing. Now they always say congratulations”. This shows how absurd the media world often is. As soon as someone is recognized as a talent, they are constantly praised where previously they were only smiled at.
At his high school graduation ceremony, he was voted the student most likely to become famous. This prompted him to try his luck in Los Angeles.
|Estimated value:||€30 million|