Steven Malcolm just released a new self-titled album on February 17th. He considers this album to be his self-introduction to the world of Christian hip-hop. In Steven Malcolm, he wants to display his talent, skill, and musical style to people.
He enjoyed recording it because he was flown to Nashville, Tennessee to work with producers such as Dirty Rice, Street Symphony, and Joseph Prielozny in a top-of-the-line studio.
“I feel the beat, the beat just drives an emotion and I just write about it.”
The first single from Steven Malcolm was called “Hot Boy” comes from having a passion, a fire as some call it, to glorify Jesus. “Each and every one of us has a gift that God has given us and I don’t take that lightly. I feel that God has given me this gift of music for a purpose, so I give my all. I want to be on fire for Him. I want to be on fire with my gift, so I’ve gotta stay hot boy.” The name is also a phrase that Malcolm really enjoys.
“Fire” is the second track on the album and it was produced by Derek Minor. Steven Malcolm was able to go to Minor’s house in the Nashville area to record in his home studio. “I’m Jamaican, so I wanted to make something with a Reggae feel.” Minor told him that the Reggae feel is uncommon in Christian hip-hop, as well as artists with Jamaican culture. Beam, formerly known as Tyshane, whose father is also Jamaican, features on the hook.
“It’s a super dope, Rap meets Reggae, super lyrical… the song is fire and it’s called ‘Fire.’”