Birth Name: Austin Richard Post
Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 4, 1995
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, possibly other
Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, with his stepmother, Jodie, and his father, Richard Post.
He is often asked about his ethnic background and being a “white rapper” with cornrows, and the discussion of “culture vulture” has come up early in his career. In a Power 105.1 Breakfast Club interview, Post Malone said he is not Puerto Rican or “trans-racial.”
He credits his father as the one who introduced him to hip hop with Lean Back by Fat Joe being the first hip hop track he listened to.
Post has stated (at 13:05) that he is of part Native American descent. It is not clear if this is accurate.
Post’s paternal grandfather is named Richard Lloyd Post.
Post’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Frazier (the son of Nelson Crawford Frazier and Ethel Maude Cook). Nelson was the son of Crawford Nelson Frazier and Gladys C. Kelsey. Ethel was the daughter of Edward William Cook and Lillian Barbara Hicks.
Post’s maternal grandmother was Diana Hinkley (the daughter of Maurice Erwin Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood). Diana was born in New York. Maurice was the son of Frankie/Frank E. Hinkley and Margaret Hannah Grant. Nina was the daughter of John Peter Lockwood and Gertrude Mae Howe.
Sources: Marriage announcement of Post’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Frazier and Diana Hinkley – https://www.newspapers.com
Post’s maternal great-grandfather, Nelson Crawford Frazier, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Post’s maternal grandmother, Diana (Hinkley) Frazer – https://courtneyfh.com
Marriage record of Post’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurice Erwin Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood – https://www.familysearch.org