Post Malone covers Hootie and the Blowfish, and 10 more songs for the Pokemon Day show’s 25th anniversary. Pokemon, Post Malone, and Darius Rucker might seem like the unusual combo.
Post Malone covers “Only Wanna Be With You” by Hootie and the Blowfish.
That is until you discover that Malone has an old-school Game Boy Color and before the anniversary celebration released a cover of Rucker’s co-written hit “Only Wanna Be With You”. In honor of the milestone, the rapper will headline a virtual concert this Saturday.
On a teaser of the show, he shared his version of the hit single “Only Wanna Be With You” by the 1990s rock band Hootie & the Blow Fish.
Malone said, “I’ve been a huge Pokémon fan for a very long time. So the opportunity to headline the ‘Pokémon Day’ show celebrating 25 years is awesome.” in a press release earlier this month. Previously, he also transformed into a Pokemon-worthy character to support the event.
Pokemon Company International, on Thursday, celebrated the collaboration, writing, “Hootie & the Blowfish? More like Posty & the Qwilfish.” and added a link to the track.
The company also said to expect more online experiences, like this weekend’s anniversary concert, which airs on 27th Feb. at 7 p.m. ET on Twitch and Youtube. This all thanks to a partnership with Universal Music Group promising “surprise” artists this year. The merchandising giant will disclose more headlines as part of their ‘P25 Music” project following Saturday’s performance.
Post was also in the news last month for donating 10,000 pairs of his sold-out Duet Max Clog II Crocs. He distributed to frontline workers at many US hospitals.