This weird couple already collaborated on the Malone's song “Take What You Want” off his album Hollywood’s Bleeding. On the new track, Osbourne is in the spotlight while Malone appears for a few lines around the one minute mark. Fr the rest of the song he is in the background as Osbourne's hype man and backup singer.
According to Rolling Stone, Malone’s producer and guitarist Andrew Watt served as Osbourne’s main collaborator on Ordinary Man, acting as both producer and co-writer.
Osbourne also revealed the wild and true backstory behind the new song. In 1972, while Black Sabbath were recording Vol. 4 the police came to the band’s house after Osbourne accidentally hit a button that triggered an alarm. At the time, there were loads of marijuana and cocaine out in the house.
“I’m shouting, ‘IT’S A FUCKIN’ RAIIIIID,” Osbourne said, adding that he swept as much cocaine as he could into a container, went to the bathroom and then snorted it until the police left. “I’ve got coke coming out of my fucking ears! I didn’t sleep for four days after that,” Osbourne said.
Osbourne also shared “Under the Graveyard” and “Straight to Hell” from Ordinary Man. Besides Post Malone, Elton John is also appearing on the album’s title track.