Post Malone goes Platinum

Post Malone goes Platinum

: Sammy Croteau, Arts & Culture Editor

Post Malone pleased his fans once again with the release of his second studio recorded album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys”, on April 27. The 18 track album is chock-full of bangers and melodies that will quickly find their way to the number one Billboard spot. The album went platinum only four days after its release. “Beerbongs & Bentleys” features countless hit rappers including, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, and Swae Lee.

Post’s album was preceded with two singles, “Psycho”, featuring Ty Dolla $ign and “rockstar”, featuring 21 Savage. Both of these songs found a home in the Billboard top ten back in November and March. The 16 other songs on the album definitely lived up to the standards “Psycho” and “rockstar” set a couple months ago. Each song is filled with a catchy chorus, satisfying vocals, and attractive lyrics, making the whole album the biggest buzz on college campuses this week.

A college kid favorite on “Beerbongs & Bentleys” is “Zack and Codeine.” The clever play on words here in relation to the old Disney Channel show, “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” catches the attention of generation X. The nostalgia of the kids show so many of us watched religiously in elementary school comes rushing back to us when we listen to this Post song. The first lyric of the song, “Man my life so sweet I feel like Cody,” puts a smile on the college listener’s face because they are reminded of the innocence and free will of the comedic show. This mood is contrastingly pleasing because the idea of a kids show being combined with the most explicit music genre — rap — is intriguing to certain audiences.

Another song that will likely be blasted at weekend college parties for who knows how long is, “Better Now”. The tune has an upbeat rhythm with sassy lyrics. Post raps, “You probably think that you are better now, better now.
 You only say that ’cause I’m not around, not around.” Not only does this chorus line have a catchy beat, but it sends out a message that many college students can relate to whether it is about a regretted ex or an old best friend. Ultimately, the song is about Post Malone trying to keep his loved one happy by showering her in materialistic items so she won’t leave him. He suggests him and his significant other let each other down but it was never their intention and that there still exists a possible future for the two of them.

“Beerbongs & Bentleys” makes for the perfect party playlist but it is also so versatile that it can be enjoyed while cruising, blasting the album through the speakers of your car. The track “92 Explorer” is the ideal road trip song because the title itself was named after Post’s 1992 pimped out Ford Explorer. The overall beat is slower than “Better Now” and “Zack and Codeine,” creating calmer vibes that may be better played for a car ride with friends than at a crowded party. You’ll feel as cool as Post Malone whipping in your car when the lyrics, “When my whip stop, then my wheels keep spinnin’” are belted by the rapper. 

Post’s new album is without a doubt one of the top rap albums released in the past month. Its popularity and buzz are growing rapidly everyday as more music lovers discover the greatness of this record. See what all the hype is about and have a listen for yourself.