Austin Richard Post aka Post Malone, born July 4, 1995, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Malone has gained acclaim for blending a range of genres including hip hop, R&B, pop, trap, rap rock, and cloud rap. Malone is known for his introspective songwriting and variegated vocal styles on his music. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single “White Iverson”. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records. His stage name is derived from his last name and from a rap name generator.