Post Malone: ‘I Still Only Have 1 Good Song’

Post Malone is the latest artist to be interviewed by Nardwuar. It took place in Toronto, Canada, where the pair talked about Post’s love for Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and much more.

 

At the 11:55 mark, Post talks about his early days in his career, and specifically performing to crowds with only a few songs to his name. In 2015, Post’s buzz grew off SoundCloud hits such as “White Iverson,” “Too Young,” “Tear$,” and “What’s Up.” But according to him, his one good song (even to this day) is “White Iverson.”

Nardwuar: Have you ever done “White Iverson” twice?

Post Malone: I sure have. I used to get a lot of shit for it. [Laughs] You gotta understand I had like three songs out. I only had one good song. I still only have one good song, but I had to do it first and I had to do it last ‘cause no one knew who the hell I was.

It is funny Post says this about his own body of work. Since “White Iverson,” he’s had multiple platinum-selling singles: “Déjà vu” with Justin Bieber, “Congratulations” with Quavo, and his new single “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage that spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His debut album, Stoney, is certified double platinum while fans are anticipating the release of Beerbongs & Bentleys slated for sometime next year.

But you’re your own worst critic, so maybe he has a point. You can watch the full interview above.

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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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21 Savage Calls Out ‘OG Rappers’ Criticizing the New Generation

21 Savage has something to say to anyone who spends their time criticizing younger artists. In a note shared to Twitter Tuesday afternoon, 21—who popped up on the “Krippy Kush” remix with Nicki Minaj just hours earlier—wondered aloud why “OG rappers” are judging the new wave and its subject matter instead of celebrating the fact that rap is now widely recognized as the music industry's dominant genre.

“Why do so many of these 'Og Rappers' judge the new generation?” 21 said. “They say we make drug user music like making drug selling music is better what's the difference? What about the fact that rap is the number one genre of music right now none of y'all acknowledge that [sic].”

21 also urged these critics to stop using younger artists as “the scapegoat,” as their music is merely “a reflection of what's going in our community.”

Read 21's full note below.

Though Savage didn't name anyone in particular, his words may have in part been a response to veteran rapper Skillz, who shared this on Twitter a few days ago:

Annoyingly, every genre of music goes through this cycle. A few loud voices of the old guard, perhaps feeling threatened by the rise of young talent whose music they aren't allowing themselves to understand out of spite, lament the supposed ending of some golden era. Meanwhile, younger listeners and artists argue they are in the middle of a golden era of their own. Then those younger listeners and artists get older, and inevitably a few of them will make the same mistakes as the old guard they railed so hard against years before. The key is to avoid all of that nonsense by keeping your mind open to new sounds.

Catch 21 Savage delivering something fresh on the Numb the Pain Tour, which next hits the Joy Theater in New Orleans Nov. 21. 

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On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through some hip-hop news, including Post Malone’s recent comments on hip-hop not making a real connection for listeners, and Cardi B feeling the pressure. The crew also reacted to the news that Jay Z wrote Snoop Dogg’s verse on “Still Dre” before divining into a convo about how artists and labels pick singles for projects. 

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Post Malone Reverse Racism on Everyday Struggle

On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska return from the weekend to talk the latest news in rap, including Drake saying Free Meek Mill during a concert, Post Malone’s comments about reverse racism in rap, Lil Uzi Vert attempting to get sober in the wake of Lil Peep’s death, and much more. 

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Lil Peep Died From a Drug Overdose, According to Medical Examiner

Many woke up to the news of Lil Peep passing away overnight, with everyone from Post Malone to Lil Uzi Vert sharing their condolences.

According to Pitchfork, the Pima County medical examiner's office says Peep's cause of death is a drug overdose. Like anything, there will be no official word on the official cause of death until toxicology results come back, which can take anywhere from six-to-eight weeks.

Lil Peep's drug usage has never been a secret; on Wednesday, he posted a video saying he “just took honey and shrooms.” This was on the same day that he posted a video with a caption about his “pills” and that he wouldn't let people help him.

Peep's body was found on his tour bus in Tuscon, Arizona; he was on the road for his Come Over When You're Sober Tour.

We will keep you posted on updates to this story as it develops.

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Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Debate How Many Classic Albums Drake Has on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska have some fun with some special rap over/under categories, including debating Drake's albums, how many classics Kendrick Lamar will drop in the future, and much more. The crew also run through some daily news, including Post Malone possibly using a YouTube trick to get a No. 1 song, and much more. 

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On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of rap news, including Lil B beefing with Post Malone, Nelly getting accused of rape, and Young Thug's weird apology video to his fiancée Jerrika Karlae. The crew also break down a recent Black Thought and Method Man freestyle.

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Quavo Releases New Track “Stars in the Ceiling”

It’s been a good year for Quavo.

In the months following the release of Migos’ sophomore album Culture, the 26-year-old rapper has had a lot of success in his solo endeavors, appearing on cuts by DJ Khaled, Drake, ASAP Mob, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, and many more.

On Tuesday, Quavo blessed fans with another solo track called “Stars in the Ceiling,” produced by frequent collaborator Zaytoven. You can check it out below.

It’s unclear if the song is a stand-alone release or if it's a part of a full-length project. You may have heard that Migos’ label Quality Control is gearing up to release a compilation album, Control the Streets, Vol. 1, which could include “Stars in the Ceiling.” 

Migos is also expected to release Culture 2 sometime next month. And let's not forget about Quavo's highly anticipated joint project with Travis Scott

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