If you had any doubt about this kid being the real deal, dig this performance to aid the World Health Organization
Last night for nearly 80 minutes, rapper Post Malone did what Puddle of Mudd failed miserably at doing: pay homage to Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
There’s always been a healthy amount of scepticism levied at Posty, both as a hip-hop artist and crossover act into the rock realm. But the care, knowledge and verve with which Malone and a quartet of buds including Travis Barker of blink-182 on drums banged out a set of pure classic Cobain, there is no denying this kid’s place in providing a much needed lifeline to rock ‘n’ roll in 2020. If you have yet to listen to the way by which he segues from rhyming to singing, both unfiltered and through AutoTune, into an artful pastiche of artpop hip-hop, do yourself a favor and give it a chance. He is the real deal, and the distinctive style he has been developing on albums like Stoney and the recent Hollywood’s Bleeding proves his mettle in this lofty goal of honoring the life of a beloved American rock act like Nirvana.
He had the voice, the guitar tone and even the granny dress, set against the backdrop of a fully stocked house bar. But most of all Post Malone exhibited the spirit of Nirvana in this performance that raised over $2 million for the recently defunded World Health Organization. You can find the setlist and full performance below.
But don’t just take our word for it…
Setlist (with YouTube timestamps)
2:04: Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
7:31: Drain You
11:59: Come As You Are
16:22 Lounge Act
24:33: Heart Shaped Box
30:31: Something In The Way
34:43: About A Girl
38:58: Stay Away
57:29: On A Plain
1:02:33: Very Ape
1:05:27: Territorial Pissings
1:11:35: In Bloom
Indeed, the kids are alright with an artist like Post Malone guiding them through the soundclouds.
If you still want to donate to the World Health Organization, click here.
VIDEO: Post Malone Plays Nirvana