What are you doing Friday (April 24)? Come as you are and join thousands of the Socially Distant as the rock-influenced musician Post Malone pays tribute to one of his idols, hosting a live streamed performance on his YouTube channel saluting Nirvana starting at 6PM ET / 3PM PT.
The special livestream event will raise funds for the United Nations Foundation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO). Google.org will be matching all donations at 2:1 rate up to $5 million!!!
Post's music has described as a "melting pot of the country, grunge, hip-hop and R&B" and Post himself has been described as versatile. His vocal style has been described as laconic. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described Post as "an artist who toes the line between singing and rapping, and hip-hop and spooky electric folk". Malone himself has called his music "genre-less".
Post cites Bob Dylan, in whom he became interested around the age of 15, as an influence on his music, calling him "a genius" and "a god" though his music has been called "about as far away from Rock n' Roll as you can get." He called "Subterranean Homesick Blues" the "first rap song". He has a tattoo of Dylan as well. Post has also listed rappers 50 Cent, whom he called a legend and Key! as influences.