Post Malone’s Psychedelic Rock Influence

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Many people know Post Malone for his hip-hop and trap music, but what they may not know is that he is also influenced by psychedelic rock. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the ways that Post Malone’s music has been influenced by this genre.

Who is Post Malone?

Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He first gained major attention after the release of his single “White Iverson” in February 2015. Malone’s debut album, Stoney, was released on December 9, 2016 and featured the single “Congratulations”, which became his first top 40 song on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Malone has cited several hip hop and rock musicians as his influences, including Kid Cudi, Nirvana, and Ozzy Osbourne. He has also mentioned being influenced by Michael Jackson and trying to emulate his vocal style.

Malone’s musical influences

Malone’s debut album “Stoney” was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. The album’s success was in part due to Malone’s willingness to experiment with different genres of music. On “Stoney”, Malone blended elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop with psychedelic rock. This fusion of genres was something that had never been done before and it caught the attention of music fans all over the world.


Post Malone’s music is heavily influenced by hip-hop. He often samples and references classic hip-hop tracks in his own songs. In an interview with XXL, he said that he was first introduced to hip-hop through his older brother, who would play tracks by artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and 2Pac. Malone has said that he is also a fan of contemporary hip-hop artists like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Travis Scott.


One of Malone’s most notable early musical influences was country music. He has said that he grew up “listening to a lot of Hank Williams, Jr., Alan Jackson, and George Strait.” Malone would eventually go on to incorporate elements of country into his own music. In an interview with Complex, Malone stated: “With country music, I like the fact that it’s real stripped down…It’s just talking about real s**t that happens in real life.” Malone has also said that he is a fan of Nashville-based rapper Young Buck.


Post Malone has built a career off of his ability to mix and mash genres, bringing together seemingly disparate styles into a single, identification-defying package. His ear for genre-bending can be traced back to his upbringing in suburban Dallas, where he was heavily influenced by the local rap scene as well as the classic rock radio his dad blasting in the car. While Post has always been open about his wide range of musical influences, lately he’s been specifically name-dropping one unlikely genre: psychedelic rock.

In a recent interview with “Billboard,” Post Malone listed Tame Impala and Mac DeMarco as two of his current favorite artists, adding that he’s been “getting super into” psychedelic music lately. He even went so far as to name Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker as one of his “dream collab” partners. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to fans who have been paying attention to Post’s recent output. His 2018 album “Beerbongs & Bentleys” featured a number of songs with laid-back, hazy vibes reminiscent of ’60s and ’70s psychedelia.

Malone’s impact on the music industry

Post Malone’s music career took off in 2015 with the release of his debut single, “White Iverson.” Since then, Malone has become one of the most popular and successful rappers in the world. Malone’s music is a unique mix of genres, including hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock. One of the most interesting aspects of Malone’s music is his rock influence.

His unique sound

Post Malone’s music is a unique blend of genres, incorporating elements of hip-hop, rock, and country. This mash-up of sounds is something that Malone has become known for, and it’s helped him stand out in the music industry.

Despite having only released two albums, Post Malone has made a huge impact on the music industry. His unique sound has influenced a new generation of artists, who are now experiment with blending different genres together. This is most evident in the rise of ” psychedeleclectic” artists like Billie Eilish and Lil Peep.

Post Malone’s influence can also be seen in the success of recent albums that have incorporated elements of rock and hip-hop, such as Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only. It’s clear that Malone has had a profound impact on the sound of popular music, and it will be interesting to see how his career continues to evolve in the years to come.

His fashion

Post Malone’s style has been noted as “a textbook study in ’90s grunge” by Vogue. His fashion sense has also been described as “a potpourri of garbagebag grunge,Kanye West’s DONDA fashion line, surfer style andSteve Harrington from Stranger Things”.

Where is Malone headed next?

Malone’s newest album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is a change in pace from his previous works. Themes of addiction and heartbreak are present throughout the album, with a hint of hope in songs like “Goodbyes” and “I’m Gonna Be”. Malone isn’t afraid to experiment with new sounds, and “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is a step in a new direction for the artist. So where is Malone headed next?

His upcoming projects

Although we don’t know much about what Malone has cooking up, he’s hinted that he’s been inspired by a number of different genres for his next project. In an interview with XXL, the “Psycho” singer said that he’s been inspired by psychedelic rock bands like Pink Floyd and The Doors.

“I’ve been really into Pink Floyd and The Doors and all that,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to do some psychedelic stuff.”

This wouldn’t be the first time that Malone has experimented with different genres. His 2018 album beerbongs & bentleys incorporated elements of R&B, pop, and trap, and his 2016 debut album Stoney featured a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and pop.

In the same interview with XXL, Malone also mentioned that he’s working on a new mixtape with Houston producer Mr. Rogers. While we don’t know when this project will be released, it’s clear that Malone is keeping busy in the studio.

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