Austin Richard Post was born on 4 July 1995 in a small New York town. His father Rich Post used to be a DJ and managed to cultivate the love for music in his son. When Austin was a teenager, he came up with a stage name Post Malone, using an online rap singer name generator.
In 2011, the young man recorded his first mix called "Young and After Them Riches". In order to create and polish it, he used a free audio editor Audacity. Austin’s friends loved his first song. In Grapevine High School, Post’s classmates called him “Most Likely to Become Famous” and they were right.
After finishing high school, Austin enrolled at Tarrant County College but soon quit and moved to Los Angeles. In LA, he joined several aspiring musicians and created a music band called BLCKVRD.
In 2014, Post met Trocon “FKi 1st” Roberts and Steven "Sauce Lord Rich" Bolden from FKi production company. Roberts said that when he heard Malone sing, he immediately realized that the young man had a bright future ahead of him. FKi produced and recorded Austin’s track "White Iverson".