Man Crush Monday: Post Malone

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The 22-year-olds sophomore album titled, beerbongs & bentleys is jam-packed with an 18-song tracklist. Featuring a couple we already know the words to; “Candy Paint” and “rockstar”. Post Malone makes a rap album that almost doesn’t feel like rap at all.

Malone carries his own weight on this album; although he has some stellar features (Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, YG, Ty Dolla $ign…) Songs like, “Rich & Sad”, “Psycho,” “Zack and Codeine,” and “Better Now” have that addicting Post Malone sound. Some beats are pop, while others are harsh hip-hop.

He’s unlike other rappers, as we hear on the acoustic ballad, “Stay”; which seems to already be a fan favorite. Malone’s wavering voice glides alongside a smooth acoustic guitar. He sings about the struggle to maintain a relationship; “Tell me that it’s all okay, I’ve been waitin’ on this all damn day, call me in the mornin’, tell me how last night went, I’m here, but don’t count on me to stay.” Never have I been able to listen to a rapper sing an acoustic ballad like this and still like it.

This album has been in the works for a couple years now. Malone tweeted in late 2016: “beerbongs and bentleys isn’t a song…. It’s a whole project. also a lifestyle and it’s coming.” Time definitely did this project justice. Full hip-hop albums are hard to love in their entirety, but Post Malone has managed to make each song stand on its own full of bubbly choruses and insanely cyclical beats.

According to forbes.com, beerbongs & bentleys already destroyed the record for the most streams of songs on an album in the U.S. All 18 songs were played 48 million times in just the United States.

 

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Post Malone’s new single feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho”: Malone recently announced a North American tour this summer with 21 Savage, and “Psycho” is just the celebratory start. The Syracuse, NY native croons over a hip-hop beat yet again, while Ty (fellow rap-singer) cleans up on the chorus.

“Need A Man” – The Venus Project: The second track off this female-led venture, is just as powerful as the first single was. Important themes of resilience and power come through strong on “Man”.

“Hills” recorded at Spotify Studios NYC: This acoustic diddy, just further proves Petras’ voice is a pop dream. High notes seem like the easiest notes to hit for this German born singer.