Updated: Aug 19
February 4, 2020
Post Malone Runaway Tour
I am always a little bummed out when I first hear an artist like Post Malone. It means I have been missing out on a catalog of music I might not have normally listened to. In my defense hip-hop/rap is just not my scene. I do hear songs and I am familiar with a name or two. My son sees to it that I have some knowledge of the artists of this genre. I appreciate it because understanding music with a huge emphasis on the performance of music is my sole job. Photographing and writing music is all I ever wanted to do, but I have always been indifferent to Rap or Hip-Hop because I don’t truly understand it - and that is not a negative or positive - it's just simply a preference.
The upside to hearin’ and diggin’ an established artist like “Posty” for the first time is the exact same reasons I listed as a bummer. I am able to enjoy a new, large catalog of music. Post Malone provided me with the entertainment to do so last night. With his Ozzy t-shirt, casual jeans, and tattoos you might pigeonhole him to only one style of music, but that would be a mistake. When his latest song release Circles started its deep, bassy grooves, I noticed it had more of a Pop sound than Hip-hop. Post Malone strutted up and down the catwalk stage giving everyone a fair share of who he is and, tonight, he was an excited artist, opening his first show to a screaming fan-filled arena. If you think the craziness ended there, think again. When he announced Sunflower, from the soundtrack Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the excitement increased.
Now, let's get down to my favorites, th