We attended the listening session for Post Malone’s upcoming mixtape August 26 last night, and it was lit. Hosted in an upscale lounge in Manhattan, the single room setting was populated with a mix of music journalists, record company representatives, musical artists and girls brought in by the artists. Kitty Cash and FKi took care of DJ duties for the first half of the event while the crowd got good and liquored.

Midway through the event, Post Malone appeared. He took photos and generally soaked in the vibes before stepping up to the turntables to take give everyone some background on August 26, which is named for the release date of his debut album. He revealed that most of the songs we were about to hear were not finished being mixed yet. Post is a fantastic host, probably in part due to the infectious, grill-filled grin he’s constantly sporting. Seeing him chain smoking cigarettes and drink 40 ounce Budweiser bottles in an upscale club doesn't hurt either.

Despite being somewhat unfinished, August 26 sounds fantastic. We’ve put together five specific things to expect based on what we’ve heard. Click here or the gallery above to get things started.

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