He mentions Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash as his greatest influences: rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Austin Richard Post, aka Post Malone. His biography is full of records (78.7 million album streams on Spotify for Beerbongs & Bentleys on the day of release in April 2018, for example) and collabs including 50 Cent, Young Thug, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Ozzy Osbourne and – hey! – Red Hot Chili Peppers. His multifaceted approach allows him to immerse himself in all genres, which truly makes him one of the benchmarks of American pop music today.