Chapter 1:

T he hip-hop musician Post Malone, born Austin Richard Post, launched his career on SoundCloud, becoming one of the first artists to truly achieve success from self- publishing. His SoundCloud hit “White Iverson” thrust him onto the hip-hop scene. What could have insulted people instead amused them. The music community recognized that his schtick was a parody of early rappers, complete with the all- gold grill. Although his braids were real, he hails Career Highlights— Setting Recording Industry Records

Post Malone was born in Syracuse, New York,

but was raised in Grapevine, Texas.


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