Post Malone is doing a whole lot with not a whole lot out. The artist popped up seemingly out of nowhere with his biggest song yet, “White Iverson,” and quickly gained co-signs from just about everyone you’d want a co-sign from (well, not Drake just yet, but we imagine that’ll be coming). While a lot of artists have adopted a Southern slur and style, Post is actually Texas born-and-raised so it’s not so surprising that he’s got this chopped & screwed feel to most of his songs. He’s definitely not the first rapper to sing his verses, however he does it so incredibly well (and it’s all without the assistance of auto-tune, which is perhaps why he doesn’t catch as much hate for it as say, Rich Homie Quan and/or Young Thug). There are only four songs on his Soundcloud, however those four are really all you need to get familiar with Post (but: please drop more). Given his laid-back drawl and melancholy production mainly handled by FKi, if you didn’t listen to the words you’d probably think Post was super emo. However even with this sombre attitude, “White Iverson” is surprisingly braggadocio. The leak that followed it, titled “Tears,” follows in the same formula— down-trodden-yet-uplifting. Post brags about wiping his tears with dollar bills. “Too Young,” the most recent leak to have sent the internet in a tizzy, actually lives up to its sad sound; but even while he’s rapping about not wanting to die, he’s still big upping all the cash he pulls in. There’s this standing contrast between his sound and his lyrics which makes him all that more exciting.