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Post Malone learned to play guitar by playing Guitar Hero

Post Malone learned how to play guitar at the age of 12 years old by playing Guitar Hero. He auditioned for the band the Empire in 2010, but he ended up being rejected after his guitar strings broke during the audition.

revealed this on ’s web GGN, when Snoop asked him how he got into ,

“I started making music… I guess I was 12 and I started playing Guitar Hero, And you know, it got to a point where on expert, you can only exceed to a certain point. And so you know, I was like let’s play real guitar. Let’s not waste more time. So, I got my mom, I told her to buy me a guitar for Christmas and I started making music then.”

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Migos' first rap name was Polo Club

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Jay Z wrote Dr. Dre’s "Still D.R.E." ft. Snoop Dogg, the lead single off Dr. Dre's “2001” album

Jay-Z wrote “Still D.R.E.” For Dr. Dre, the lead single off Dr. Dre’s “2001” album