On December 9, 2016, Austin Post released his debut album, Stoney. Although his first single “White Iverson” debuted over a year earlier, the hit song became the rapper’s breakthrough and ticket to massive fame. By the time his full album was released, thousands upon thousands of fans were hooked.
Overall, Stoney went double platinum and reached number one on the Billboard list of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Better known as stage name Post Malone, Austin Post has made tons of success, especially among young adults. Students at Leesville consider him one of the most accomplished new rappers.
“Literally every single person I know at Leesville is going to the concert in May. [Malone’s] music is so popular at our school. Many girls especially know all of the words to his songs and wear his merchandise,” said Justin Hickland, sophomore and rap/R&B fanatic.
Even though Post’s initial album eventually became extremely popular, there was initially several delays of the album’s release. Many fans became impatient but eventually realized the wait was worth it when they heard the masterpiece that is Stoney.
Merely 20 days after the album’s release, Malone changed his Twitter alias to read “Beerbongs and Bentleys.” Fans immediately hypothesized that he would be releasing a new single with this title received confirmation of otherwise via Malone’s Twitter account. Beerbongs and Bentleys is in fact the name of his next album.
After nine months of waiting, Malone blessed listeners with the release of “rockstar” featuring 21 Savage, rapper. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Top 100, a first for Malone and 21.
Then, during a podcast in November of 2017, Post told fans that his sophomore album would be released on December 1. While he said this in a joking manner, many fans took it extremely seriously and spent weeks preparing for the album drop.
At 9:33 P.M. of the December night, fans’ hearts broke. The Texas-born artist tweeted that the album wouldn’t actually be released for a “little while.” He followed up with an explanation of perfecting the album, all for his listeners.
Like Stoney, fans initially felt disappointed about the delay but came to appreciate it and hope that the time spent will produce a great album.
“To be honest I don’t really care when the new album drops. Post is taking his time to make the album the best it can be. I rather it come out next year and be great than it come out now and be trash,” said Hickland.
Now several months into 2018, people still anticipate the release of Beerbongs and Bentleys but know it isn’t far away. In the past month, Post has released a new single titled “Psycho” and announced a tour across the United States. These signals point towards a shortly upcoming album drop.
Although the wait has been long and often boring for young adults that listen to his music daily, Malone’s sophomore album may just be the best yet. Keep your attention towards the music world for the drop of Beerbongs and Bentleys.