Sometimes we work so hard that we forget how to vacation. And there's a lot of people who don't have that same dedication, they'll hate from a distance and talk about how "you've changed" even when you make it. Theres a point in a person's life where they realize what they're put on this planet to do, and this album perpetuates that message to the listener and allows them to follow this artist's life journey to the point he is at and where he wants to be.
December 9, 2016
Austin Richard Post is a 21 year old artist who was born in Syracuse, New York and goes by the stage name of Post Malone. His story is one of interest and definitely a story of everything happens for a reason. He was raised in Texas, where his dad was a manager for the Dallas Cowboys concession crew, and he would get free food and tickets to the games on occasion. He auditioned for a popular alternative rock group Crown the Empire in 2010, but his guitar strings broke and he didn't get the gig. But luckily for us he didn't just become another guitar player, who claims his interest came from playing the video game Guitar Hero as a kid. He taught himself how to make beats with FL Studio, like a lot of people who are out there working in their garage trying to find that nostalgic sound.
The singer/song-writer/producer/hip-hop artist found the sound that best represents what he can bring to the table with his debut album Stoney. His incredible use of vocals along with that Texas sound allows the listener to hear and feel the emotions of a young man who has big dreams and aspirations. Most people know him for his major radio hit "White Iverson" which led to a record deal and allowed him to work with people such as 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, and Kanye West. The basketball-inspired anthem is a look into the dreams of a kid who wants to ball just like the NBA greats we grew up watching, but in his own unique way.
Fuck practice, this shit just happens, know y'all can't stand it
I have it, I never pass it, I work my magic
High average, ball on these bastards, it makes me happy
It's tragic, I make it happen, and all y'all Shaqtin'
There are heavy tones of that slowed-up poured-up sound that allow you to vibe to something thats not too crazy, that can help you get in the right state of mind even at 5 am. Theres a lot of good tracks on this album such as "I Fall Apart," "Patient," "Congratulations," and "Big Lie." But one song that hits home with anyone who feels like their dreams are never going to become reality is "Go Flex." This track shows us that failure comes before success both in the dictionary and in life.
They tell me to quit, don't listen what I'm told
Help me forget that this world is so cold
I don't even know what I'm chasin' no more
Tell me 'What I want?', just keep searchin' on
It's never enough, cup after cup
Blunt after blunt
I wouldn't give one if I could find a fuck
You may never hear him on the radio again after his hit "Deja Vu" that featured one of his best friends Justin Bieber, but radio hits don't make the success story of any artist in today's music. It's about the following the artist is able to gain and the message they share with those people who feel where he is coming from. Post Malone isn't the most lyrical artist you'll ever hear, but the words he shares and the emotions he uses behind the lyrics reach the audience that has dreams of becoming something in their time on this planet. Being able to share his feelings and true emotions through music is what makes him so unique.
Here's a video of the kid with the gold teeth just talking to anyone who will listen
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.