Check Out The Always Tired Pop Star’s First Single Post-beerbongs & bentleys.
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Post Malone – “Wow.”
RIYL: Throwing bombs.
What else you should know: They said Posty wouldn’t be nothing, but now they always say, “Congratulations.”
Earlier this summer, the Grapevine-sprung performer broke a record set by J Cole and The Beatles, simultaneously landing nine songs in the Billboard Hot 100, shattering the previous mark of six. But it wasn’t all that long ago that nobody figured the Crocs star would amount to much.
He mentions as much in “Wow,” his first new loosie since this summer’s record-breaking beerbongs & Bentleys effort. On the track he rhymes: “Before I dropped Stoney none of y’all really cared / Now they always say, ‘Congratulations,’ to the kid / And this is not a 40, but I’m pourin’ out this shit / Used to have a lot, but I got more now / Made another hit ’cause I got bored now.”
A similar thing happened to fourth-round NFL draft pick Dakota Prescott, who wasn’t supposed expected to tear up the league out of the gate, or even be the team’s starter. But an injury to Tony Romo thrust him into a position where’s he’s led the team to the playoffs in two of his first three seasons.
This summer, Post – whose dad Rich works as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at AT&T Stadium — got to meet Prescott and some of the other players of his favorite team. It left enough of an impression to be mentioned in his first new solo single since the encounter.
“Always goin’ for it, never punt fourth down / Last call, Hail Mary, Prescott touchdown, ayy,” sings Post on the tune, seemingly referencing Dak’s first half TD against Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl while a member of Mississippi State.
It’s notable, we think, because while Romo had literally dozens of name drops in mainstream rap songs, this appears to be his successor’s first high-profile mention.