Post Malone has genourously donated 40,000 face masks to frontline workers who are in desperate need of the equipment.
Posty has relaunched his lifestyle brand, Shaboink who are carrying out a partnership with humanitarian aid organisation Direct Relief to deliver the equipment with Shaboink donating the 40,000 N95 facial masks to Direct Relief, which will then distribute the masks to frontline workers combating COVID-19 across the US.
Shaboink was originally conceived as a cannabis brand but since it’s relaunch it is now accepting pre-orders for its new “clean kits”. The kits contain an assortment of cleaning accessories, including Shaboink-branded gloves, masks, hand sanitiser and even Vitamin C. Orders are currently scheduled for shipping between June 1 to 15. Rolling Stone has claimed that a sizable portion of sales from the kits will be donated to Direct Relief.
The rapper revealed: “I’ve been working with my team on a number of unreleased products that fit into my lifestyle that I can’t wait to share with my fans [but] when faced with COVID-19, I knew it was important to pivot to products that could help us stay clean now, so we can get back to shaboink’ing later.”
He went on to poignantly add: “I just wanted to make something that’s fun, and Shaboink is about having fun at all times. We’re all in a pretty shitty time right now but we’ll get through it; let’s keep clean and kick this thing’s ass.”
Dave Grohl recently heaped praise on Post Malone’s recent livestream where he treated fans to Nirvana covers and was joined by Travis Barker along with guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee.
“First of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honoured. I thought that was super cool,” Grohl said.
The former Nirvana sticksmen then added: “They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘that was really cool,’” he said. “I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great. Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.’”