Post Malone

Post Malone – 2018 Maxim Super Bowl LII Party – Minneapolis Event Complex – Minneapolis, MN, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Austin Richard Post

Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 4, 1995

Ethnicity: Polish, English, Scottish, German

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 also known as Young Stoney.

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 paternal grandmother was Nancy/Nancey Joanne Kocenko (the daughter of John P. Kocenko and Jennie/Jenny Cieslinski). John was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents, John Kocenko and Anna B. Jurczak. Jennie was born in Poland, the daughter of Joe Cieslenski.

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 –

Post’s maternal great-grandfather, Nelson Crawford Frazier, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Post’s maternal grandmother, Diana (Hinkley) Frazer –

Marriage record of Post’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurice Erwin Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood –


Curious about ethnicity

26 Responses

  1. rockymountaintroy says:

    He isn’t Italian? Or was that a step-parent thing?

  2. gabrez says:

    my favorite artist song

  3. bablah says:

    Richard Lloyd Post and Nancy Joanne Kocenko married in 1964, 2 years before Austin’s father was born.

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