Nashville, Tenn. (February 4, 2022) – IVAV recording artist Steven Malcolm announces his third studio album, Tree, available 4/15, setting the tone for the project with spellbinding track, “Respect,” produced by renowned DJ/Producer Sango and UMoore, available today. Malcolm also kicks off his “Long Live The Hype Tour” in Jacksonville, FL tonight, 2/4. Listen to “Respect” and pre-save/pre-add Tree HERE.
After accumulating more than 58 million global DSP streams and 13.1 million YouTube views in 2021, Malcolm’s desire to elevate his name is a constant theme on his forthcoming album, an eclectic depiction of Malcolm’s past, present, and future. Tree, which features Snoop Dogg, Shaggy, Social Club Misfits, and KB, shows Malcolm’s spiritual depth and versatility as a hip-hop artist, mixing the spirituality of Sunday morning with the energy of Saturday night.
“This record is about putting some respect on my name,” Malcolm exclaims. “He [Sango] sent it to me and I finished it in an hour, honestly. It was one of those records you hear and dive right in.” Malcom adds, “When it came to naming the album, the inspiration for the title stems from Jamaica, where they pronounce the number three, ‘tree’. This being my third studio album, we focused on the growth and fruit that comes from a foundation rooted in truth.”
Following Malcolm’s “Rooftop Freestyle,” co-produced by GRAMMY® Award winners BoogzDaBeast (Kanye West, also known as Ye), FNZ (A$AP Rocky), and Dayme, and “On Point,” featuring Dove Award winner KB, “Respect” previews the upcoming album, curving the fakes and claiming a stake as an exceptional force in hip-hop, no questions asked. The cool, commanding bop finds Malcolm bossing up on naysayers, while his smooth, inventive rhyme schemes flow seamlessly over Sango’s peculiar production. Listen to “Respect” HERE.
Malcom also kicks off his “Long Live The Hype Tour” tonight, 2/4, in Jacksonville, FL, hitting Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, Chicago, IL, and Grand Rapids, MI throughout the month of February. Purchase tickets HERE.
Listen to “Respect” and pre-save/pre-add Tree HERE.
Tree Official Tracklisting:
- Heavenly Father feat. The Fisk Jubilee Singers
- All I Know
- Summertime feat. Snoop Dogg & Jay-Way
- On Point feat. KB
- Believe In Me
- Demons feat. Plan G & Jude Barclay
- Rooftop Freestyle feat. Derek Minor
- Red Light Green Light feat. Ty Brasel & Jay-Way
- Accelerate feat. Canon
- Ain’t Playin feat. Social Club Misfits
- Great feat. Waldo
- Jah Ah De King
- Glory On Me feat. Childish Major & Taylor Hill
- Fuego (R3HAB Remix) ft. Shaggy
About Steven Malcolm:
Steven Malcolm makes faith-driven hip-hop that’s as unique as his multi-cultural background. It’s a diverse sound grounded in rap’s rhythmic delivery, pop’s modern melodies, and God’s word, glued together by a street-smart artist whose music has earned five Dove Award nominations and more than 57 million streams.
Released in 2021, All Is True blurs the boundaries between Christian music and larger-than-life hip-hop, delivering universal songs about faith, family, and fidelity. This is hip-hop with a heart, mixing the spirituality of Sunday morning with the energy of Saturday night. It’s also an extension of the sound Malcolm has spent the better part of a decade crafting. Raised by a family whose Jamaican-born patriarch was deported back to the Caribbean when his son was only 10 years old, Malcolm first turned to music for a source of stability. He found success in the hip-hop underground with his independent debut, Monster’s Ink, then built a larger audience with 2017’s self-titled Steven Malcolm. Nominated for three GMA Dove Awards, Steven Malcolm was followed by The Second City, which debuted at Number 11 on Billboard’s hip-hop chart in 2019. Tracks like “Fuego’’ highlighted his Jamaican roots and reggae influences (both of which were showcased on several remixes, which found Malcolm working alongside collaborators like Shaggy, R3HAB, The SoulBots, and Melanie Pfirrman), while a Dove-nominated remix of “Even Louder” featured his duet with seven-time Grammy nominee Natalie Grant.
About Curb | Word Entertainment:
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected global brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC, and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.
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