Last September, Post Malone shattered Apple Music’s streaming record thanks to the single Rockstar in collaboration with his friend 21 Savage.
This song was streamed 25 million times in a week, propelling it to the top of the US and UK charts in the process. It was the first tune from his new album Beerbongs & Bentley (which is due for release this year). Raised in Texas, Post Malone (Austin Richard Post to his parents) started out playing in a heavy metal band before shifting towards hip-hop – and the rock traces still live on in his music. Heavily influenced by 50 Cent but also Bob Dylan, this uncompromising rapper represents a new vision of rap, nihilistic and disillusioned in his lyrics yet brimming with passion and conviction on stage.