Post Malone has relaunched his lifestyle brand, Shaboink, which will donate face masks to frontline healthcare workers.
Malone’s new venture is a partnership with humanitarian aid organisation Direct Relief, Shaboink will donate 40,000 N95 face masks to Direct Relief, who will then distribute the masks to frontline workers combating COVID-19 across the US.
In addition, Shaboink – originally conceived as a cannabis brand – 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 1 and 15 June. Rolling Stone reports that a portion of sales from the kits will be donated to Direct Relief.
In a recent interview with the same publication, Malone said he “wanted to make something that’s fun”.
“We’re all in a pretty sh_ty time right now but we’ll get through it; let’s keep clean and kick this thing’s ass.”
The announcement follows Post Malone’s charity livestream tribute to Nirvana, which took place on 24 April. Together with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, guitarist Nick Mack and Brian Lee, the quartet performed a 75-minute set of pure Nirvana covers to raise money for the UN Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Fund.
Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl praised the band after watching the stream, saying that Malone and the crew were “killing it”.
“So I watched a bunch of it”, Grohl said. “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.’”
In the same interview, Grohl shed light on Foo Fighters‘ upcoming album, comparing it to David Bowie’s 1983 record Let’s Dance.
“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It’s got groove. To me, it’s our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record,” he said.