Post Malone Apologizes for Delay In New Album Release

Post Malone fans will have to wait a “little” longer to hear Beerbongs & Bentleys.

In mid-November, the 22-year-old “Congratulations” artist suggested his sophomore album would finally arrive this week. This was good news for fans, as the project was initially expected to drop back in June.

“I'm gonna finish it this week, he told the H3 Podcast weeks ago. “It will be out in December. December 1 at midnight.”

It’s now Dec. 2, and Beerbongs & Bentleys is nowhere to be found.

Malone apologized for the delay on social media, claiming he was still working his ass off to “make the best fucking album ever.”

Stay tuned for updates on the project’s release.

Malone has received a lot of heat in recent weeks, primarily for his controversial comments on hip-hop. The rapper recently told Poland’s Newonce that audiences should stay away from genre if they’re looking for something meaningful. He attempted to clarify his comments following the backlash; however, some people weren't willing to let it slide. 

“Post Malone, I'm done giving you passes bro,” Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg said this week. “You got a pass for braids, which is not common. You got a pass for the n-word thing that happened on Snapchat… So, either leave hip-hop and go make music in another genre, or start showing respect for hip-hop.”

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Post Malone Says There’s Not a Lot of ‘Real Sh*t’ in Hip-Hop These Days

Post Malone claims contemporary hip-hop is lacking “real shit.”

During a filmed interview with Poland’s Newonce, the “Rockstar” artist advised people to stay away from the genre if they’re looking for something deep and intellectually stimulating.

“If you're looking for lyrics, if you're looking to cry, if you're looking to think about life, don't listen to hip-hop,” Malone said at around the 7:20 mark. “There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real shit, but right now, there's not a lot of people talking about real shit.”

It’s a pretty bold and surprising statement from someone who has had a decent amount of success within hip-hop; however, Malone insists there is a time and place for the genre.  

“Whenever I'm trying to have a good time and stay in a positive mood, I listen to hip-hop,” he explained. “Because it's fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way.”

You can watch Malone’s full interview below. He touches on a wide variety of subjects, including Kylie Jenner’s influence, working with Metro Boomin, his love for Elvis Presley, and Kanye West’s creative process.

On Monday, Malone announced his highly anticipated sophomore album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, would arrive next week. The rapper revealed the news during a podcast interview with H3.

“It's gonna be done. I'm gonna finish it this week,” he said when asked about the project’s status. “It'll be out December 1 at midnight.”

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With the 2Pac biopic All Eyez on Me finally set to drop June 16, you can expect a grip of 2Pac memorabilia to hit the auction blocks, but truth be told, people are savage enough to milk the corpse of a revered artist for everything from the vehicle they were shot in to their sex-filled letters from prison.

The newest/latest piece of 'Pac's memory you could cop? The handwritten pages to one of his certified classics, “Dear Mama,” which are reportedly being put up for sale for $75,000.

TMZ reports the three handwritten pages were acquired from a private collector in Poland, who somehow got them from the studio that “Dear Mama” was originally recorded in.

Apparently the pages (which you can see here) don't feature too much in the way of secrets about 'Pac's life. He did write “Yo-Yo/Ice Cube” in the margin, which could mean he might have wanted to collab with one (or both) of them on the track. He also makes a note about “motherf*ckerz” who said he'd been “raped in jail” only being mad at how 'Pac “succeeded in the rap game.”

If you're interested, head on over to MomentsInTime.com, where you can also own fascinating pieces of pop culture memorabilia like the original manuscript for “Here Comes the Bride.” Happy copping.

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Having a Grammy nominated artist on vocals and a nice trap feel, ‘Dark Horse’ by Katy Perry Ft. Juicy J was a huge hit in 2013, including raising to number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Sikdope, a talented producer from Poland, recently took his chance at a remix of the popular track. Take a listen as he takes the original in a different direction with a slick big room feel. The drop at 2:15 alone is worth taking a listen to this remix. Check it out below.