At the beginning of 2015, nearly no one knew who Post Malone was. Now it’s a week before 2015 ends, and Post Malone has become on of the oddest acts in the hip-hop and R ‘n’ B world, he’s worked with Kanye West, and he’s had a song remixed by Rick Ross, French Montana, K Camp and more.
Ever since “White Iverson” dropped in February, the buzz, created by the Internet and and blog world stemming from his mysteriousness and his look (he’s white with Pusha T-like braids — only dirtier — a neck beard that makes Andrew Luck’s run and hide and, to top it all off, shiny gold grills), continued to grow with songs like “Too Young” and “Tear$.” But I’ve usually been pretty underwhelmed by my own developed hype. Maybe it’s because I liked “White Iverson” so much (“I need that money like the ring I never won” is a perfect one-liner sung in the perfect style for this day-and-age), but the Texas-bred crooner’s aura hasn’t really grown from my vantage point.
His new song “Boy Bandz,” which has his boasting about his newfound riches around the hook “I got boy bands hangin’ ’round my neck,” probably won’t do much for you, but there’s a once-again catchy melody, only there isn’t much beyond it. We’ll keep waiting for a project from Post Malone, and he’ll keep working with well-known and respected producers like Shlohmo, but I’ll keep waiting for progression.