Post Malone shows off those pipes.
Post Malone burst onto the rap scene in 2015 with a song - and later a very popular music video - for his track "White Iverson." Since then he's gone on to have a large amount of success with this latest full-length LP, most notably with "Congratulations," a song that features hip-hop's one verse MVP, Migos member Quavo. However, in a video that was shared on the Internet community site Reddit, Posty showcased his all-around vocal chops by covering a song from arguably the greatest alternative band that ever was: Nirvana.
Decked out in a Cobain-esque outfit of an oversized T shirt and torn jeans, the rapper sat solemnly on a stool in the middle of the stage, strumming the melancholic chords to the grunge band's early-1990's hit "All Apologies." His guitar was the most eye-catching piece of all, glittering more than some of the iced-out chains that popular emcees have been known to blow some serious cash on. For those waiting for this to be a trainwreck or, at the very least, a bit of a strain, leave that Haterade at the door. It turns out Posty has some serious singing ability. Check it out below.
This isn't the first time that Malone has shown himself to be a versatile musical talent. Prior to his success with "White Iverson," he uploaded a Bob Dylan, in the same sort of acoustic format, up on YouTube. Wearing an American flag button-down, he does the classic tune by one of the most iconic figures in rock music justice, sustaining a lilting melody that cuts right through to the heartstrings. He's come a long way since then, in terms of the kind of music the public now knows him best for, but the throwback is quite an experience for any hip-hop head. Peep it below.
It's not an easy task to emulate either Cobain or Dylan as a vocalist, but with his Nirvana cover, he manages to capture some of the intensity from the deceased legend's incredible MTV Unplugged performance of the same track. Much respect to Posty.