While Post Malone has seemingly blown up out of nowhere, the hybrid rap-singer has been bubbling up from Soundcloud’s depths for a little while now. The success of his sensual slow-burner turned A.I. highlight tape turned summer anthem, “White Iverson“, speaks to Malone’s craft as a talented and multifaceted artist.
But just to prove he’s no one hit wonder, the rising emcee gives us “What’s Up”, another R&B-inflected slow jam that’s too difficult to get out of your head after pressing play. Assisted by a rapid-spitting yet catchy lyricist in 1st, Malone captures lightning in a bottle once again, simultaneously putting a serious stranglehold on the subgenre that Drake reinvigorated years ago.
– J Mon.
Also, check out Malone’s “Too Young” track!