Who is Post Malone’s dad, Rich Post? With Father’s Day 2021 just behind us, people are wondering about the family lives of the biggest stars.
Who is Post Malone?
Austin Post Malone was born on 4 July 1995 in Syracuse, New York. He was raised by his father, Rich Post, and stepmother Jodie.
Rich had been a DJ in his youth and introduced the would-be rapper to a varied plethora of music genres, according to Syracruse.com.
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When Malone was nine years old, he and his family moved to Grapevine, Texas. Several years later, the young performer chose Post Malone as his stage name, he told the Steve Austin podcast.
Malone released his track White Iverson in 2015 after moving to Los Angeles to focus on music. Malone put the track on SoundCloud, where it took off – Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller tweeted endorsements.
Malone soon signed a major-label deal. Six more platinum-certified singles followed. Rolling Stone called him “one of the most popular musicians in the country” in 2017, referring to the US.
In total, Malone has released three studio albums, one mixtape and 32 singles, including 12 as a featured artist.
Who is Post Malone’s dad, Rich Post?
Malone and his family moved to Texas because his father was offered a job by NFL franchise the Dallas Cowboys. Rich Post now works as assistant director of food and beverage at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys.
His father told Syracuse.com the family has fond memories of their time in Syracuse. Rich Post grew up near Rochester in Penfield, then spent 16 years in Syracuse after graduating from Syracuse University in 1988.
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“I’m really proud of the kid and what he’s done for himself is amazing,” Rich Post said of his son’s success.
The rapper credits his father with opening his eyes to many genres of music. “My dad was always playing music,” Malone told radio station Hot 97 in 2015.
“Not like playing music, but listening to music. And he put me on everything… folk and funk and rap. I moved to Dallas and I started making music.
“So, that’s really it. And from then on I just started making what I like. Playing guitar. And writing my own songs. And just making music.”
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Austin’s birth mother, Nicole Frazier, also moved to Texas to be with her son, maintaining a close relationship over the years, but not much else is known about her.
Malone was raised by Rich’s wife Jodie. She was born in Camillus, New York, and went to Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
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She met Rich when they both worked at Atlas Health Care Linen Services, an industrial laundry business in Syracuse.
He had Austin from a previous relationship and she had a son, Mitchell. They moved in together in Baldwinsville, a village in New York, where they still own a home today.
Malone has a younger stepbrother, Mitchell Post, and a younger maternal half-brother, Jordan Lake.