Post Malone is fairly new on the music lime light. This Texan is what you would call a freshman in college or fresh meat if you know all about that life behind bars. While there is no record of him being behind bars he definitely has bars. This versatile singer/rapper sure knows his music. He sings, writes, and produces some of his music. Yes! Malone began writing his own lyrics and music when he was 16 years of old before recording his first mixtape, which he later described as "awful". Come with me as I try to dive deep into the mind of Post Malone and try to decode the messages in both this stoners name and music.
Released in 2016, 14 tracks, 52 min
Nothing but love for Post Malone, who was able to apply talent and charisma in order to compete with all of the other noise that was cluttering the internet and radio in 2015. When I first heard “White Iverson”, I hadn’t seen the video but loved the song. I had just started to drive, and everything was so brand new. I became really interested in music and how it was made, and there were some late nights reading posts and anticipating when the next big thing or single was gonna drop. When I found out Malone’s ethnicity, it was the first time I was encouraged that any body could get into the game so long as you had good music and swag. A few years later, I’m graduating to “Congratulations” and on to a school for music production and everything has come full circle, because I really wasn’t supposed to graduate, statistically, especially because I was really messing up senior year, but hey – we made it. Now my life is more organized, because I’m a man now, not a kid, with responsibilities. Post Malone must have had the same realization at some point before he blew up.
I started going to lots of parties when “White Iverson” was playing everywhere, and that song, off of Stoney, really started the whole wave we hear today, along with Travis $cott’s contributions too. Here was music that was slightly less misogynistic than Future, and I could reconcile my feminist leanings with Stoney, even if I knew that the group I was part of would have a field day with the subject matter if I were to say that I didn’t have any issues with it. The movement has to choose its battles, and Post Malone is not really one to fight about. He seemed like a pretty good person, would speak on his committed relationship with his partner at the time, and clearly was someone who had a bigger heart than the persona he was portraying for entertainment value. And I can’t lie and say I wasn’t entertained by the bass and the references to excess, dancing completely liberated and without a care in the world.
Post Malone always struck me as special, almost a poster child for our new American music culture, able to mix all these styles to create something new. The singer/rapper blends Trap, R&B, Rock and Pop, and whatever genre he is tackling or fusing together, he brings his A game. I haven’t listened to Stoney in a minute, but revisiting, I am still so impressed by this positive artist who really is role model material – and something I have personally appreciated doesn’t use language that could get him in trouble, avoiding using the N-word, because lord knows, as popular as he is, if he was to use it in his lyrics, then that is all the green light the suburban white majority would need to start using it for themselves permanently. I believe in freedom of speech, but that’s a word I would not want being appropriated anymore than it already is.
Official Music Videos
Featuring Version Videos
Remix Version Videos
- Dec 09, 2016
- Cashio (exec.)
- Charlie Handsome (exec.)
- Dre London (exec.)
- FKi 1st (exec.)
- Rex Kudo (exec.)
- Andrew Watt
- DJ Mustard
- Foreign Teck
- Frank Dukes
- Justin Mosley
- Leon Thomas III
- Louis Bell
- Metro Boomin
- Pharrell Williams
- Twice as Nice
- Kudo (Pacific Palisades, LA)
- Serenity West (Hollywood, CA)
- Perfect Sound (Hollywood, CA)
- The Gold House (Orlando, FL)
- Electric Feel (Hollywood, CA)
- Platinum Sound (New York City, NY)
- The Mekanics (West Palm Beach, FL)
- Chalice (Hollywood, CA)
- Germano (New York City, NY)
- The Grill (Oakland, CA)
- Nightbird (Hollywood, CA)
- Henson (Hollywood, CA)
- The Cutting Room (New York City, NY)
Stoney is the debut studio album by American artist Post Malone. It was released on December 9, 2016, by Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from Justin Bieber, Kehlani, Quavo and 2 Chainz. The production on the album was handled by DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin, Vinylz, Frank Dukes, Illangelo, Charlie Handsome, Rex Kudo, Foreign Teck, and Pharrell Williams among others.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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