What a difference a day can make. Or, at least according – and, sometimes, due to – social media.
Just a few short months ago, Post Malone was a then-unknown and relatively faceless newcomer armed with a catchy single, “White Iverson.” A short while and a couple million streams later, Post Malone became a popular and engaging artist with hippie-style sensibilities that, despite his ethnicity, was universally relatable. But then a certain video catching him in younger days frequently using a racial epithet hit the e-waves, and he’s caught a wave of negative backlash since.
Listen, I’ve dealt with more than my fair share of racially-motivated… I’ll call it, “occurrences,” in my life; I mean, I was in both Nashville, TN and Houston, TX over the Labor Day weekend and experienced enough micro-aggressive racism in both cities to last me the rest of the year. I already know that Malone apologized and chocked it up to youth, like so many others do when they rightfully get called out for their ignorance (*eye rolls*), but at this point I don’t have a lot of vested interest toward a guy I’ve never met to care about what he does with his life; I’ll just leave that to whatever deity, if any, is judging over him instead. Offensive and reprehensible? Yep. Does it offend me? Not really, especially when I was called out of my name a good three times to my face over the course of two days.
But, I’m digressing.
Anyways, Malone dropped a new song, “#Mood,” which is a flip of 50 Cent’s “Window Shopper,” which you can check out below.