How Post Malone Became Pop’s Most Suffocating Presence

Wherever you are, Post Malone is there. In the recent past, the 25-year-old pop star born Austin Post was in your Uber ride, piping through the speakers at your local pharmacy, oozing into the open air of the next barbecue or pool party you might attend. He was performing on your awards show stages, whether it be by himself or with a growing and increasingly quixotic list of musical compatriots that includes Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ozzy Osbourne. Even if you’re listening to someone else’s music, he’s more than likely to pop up and contribute a hook or two at some point…

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