Post Malone smiling

5 interesting facts about Post Malone before being famous

Everybody knows him for his tattoos and catchy songs. His style and controversies have given us so much to talk about in the last year! What about his past? What happened before he was a rapper? Want to know everything about his life? Scroll down and don't miss a single detail!

  • Post is 25 years old and has a net worth of $24 millions.
  • He used to work at 'Chicken Express' fast food restaurant company before being a musician. 
  • The artistic name 'Malone' was generated by a free name generator on the Internet.

1. His family

Post Malone's family. Source: Syracuse

The young artist's real name is Austin Richard Post. The rapper was born on July 4th, 1995 (yes, he is a patriotic citizen!). Syracuse, in New York City, was his hometown since birth until 2004 when the whole family moved to Texas. Malone wasn't raised by his mother Nicole Frazier Lake, but by his father Rich Post and stepmom Jodi.


2. Learning to play the guitar

Post Malone smiling while playing his guitar during a guitar battle. Source: Getty

Playing the guitar was his first love. Austin learned to play the guitar when he was 6 thanks to the popular game 'Guitar Hero'. Austin learned how to play the guitar thank to watching YouTube videos. His father was responsible for introducing the young rapper into different music genres.

3.  First audition

Post Malone performs on Day 1 of Wireless Festival 2018 at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2018 in London, England. Source: Getty Images

In 2010, Austin decided to audition for the American band Crown the Empire. Unfortunately, he was not very lucky because when one of the guitar strings broke in the middle of the audition, he was instantly dismissed.

4. Deciding his star name

Post Malone on stage. Source: Rolling Stone

When he was 15 years, Austin knew he needed a star-name. After working on it really hard, Post decided Malone was just perfect for him! Actually, he worked so, so hard to became a star that when he was at high school his friends voted he was a person 'most likely to become famous'. 

5. Republic Records finally found him!

Post Malone's first hit. Source: Rolling Stone

Malone enrolled himself at the Tarrant County College but dropped out after three months. He was determined to follow his dream: being a well-known musician. Moving to California with his childhood friend Jason Probst seemed just the perfect option. In 2015, the rapper wrote 'White Iverson'. After two days, he recorded it and uploaded his first hit to SoundCloud. The song had so many streams that in August 2015 Post Malone signed a contract with Republic Records. The rest is history! 

Barbara Vivot

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