Every now and then, urban culture will go deep down into its own vaults and churn up something that can’ be easily defined. That’s the beauty about the organic nature of culture, as it applies to music, art and fashion. Without any warning, a new entity creeps up and completely challenges the status quo. 22-yr-old Post Malone is a perfect example of that. Is he rap, rock, hillbilly, druggie, singer, songwriter? The answer to that is “yes.”
When he first debuted with his track “White Iverson,” it was easy to write him off as a braid-rocking, wannabe white boy. But a few years in, he’s proved that his staying power is nothing to be fucked with. Check out his new LP, Beerbongs & Bentleys, and you’ll recognize an artist who has fully finessed his lane. The new LP is rife with catchy melodies, undeniable radio hits, pensive lyricism and enough cameo star power (Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Ty Dollar Sign). Put all your judgments aside, and give this album a chance. We think you’ll agree that even though he’s not playing by the rules, he has certainly masterminded the in’s and out’s of his unique musical approach.