While some Post Malone fans might just be hearing of legendary metal frontman Ozzy Osbourne for the first time, after the two collaborated on a track on Post's new album, Malone obviously has a huge respect for the Prince of Darkness.
In a recent interview, Malone was asked Zane Lowe for Beats 1 how the two polar opposites came together (along with Travis Scott) in the studio for the track "Take What You Want." Malone revealed it was all thanks to chance:
“Ozzy Osbourne, baby. I was in Utah because I had just got off tour. It’s good, right? Ozzy went over to [producer Andrew] Watt’s house. You’ve talked a lot before. He’s a maniac.
“I said, ‘Hey, you know what? Ozzy Osborne’s coming down, we’re going to cut it and I’ll FaceTime you. And you let me know what’s going on.
“We talked and it was, like, a big deal. Yeah. Ozzy Osbourne. I think he crushed it. I mean, he was talking to Watt and Watt was telling me he was like this, ‘Yo, this is my favorite that I’ve done since, you know, Sabbath and since I started my own, own way.’
“I was like, ‘That’s huge.’ I’m, like, honored. ‘Thank you very much.'”
I would take it with a grain of salt that Ozzy would feel that his two verse contribution here was better than any and all of his solo albums, but Posty gonna post, I guess.
Earlier this year, Ozzy dealt with both a bad bout of pneumonia and then re-awakening some old (and serious) injuries during a bad fall. The Prince of Darkness has since recovered at home and has rescheduled some of the dates for 2020 (including North America).