Nashville, TN (July 23, 2021)
IVAV recording artist Steven Malcolm responds to the chaos of the modern moment with All Is True, a collection of message-driven rap songs that double down on the Dove Award nominee’s talents as a hip-hop icon, genre-bender, and street-smart storyteller. Listen to All Is True HERE.
“In a world full of fake news, controlled narratives, and layers of lies, I want to be known as that artist who brings nothing but truth,” says Malcolm, who recorded the EP’s five tracks during a global pandemic that brought his touring schedule to a halt. Working with Grammy-winning producer Street Symphony (Yo Gotti, Lecrae) and the hip-hop production team Track Or Die, he crafted an autobiographical record that’s both honest and hard-hitting, with lyrics that turn his personal experience into universal songs about creativity, faith, and fidelity.
The atmospheric title track turns the challenge of Malcolm’s past — from his father’s jail time to his own eye-opening introduction to racism — into fuel for his uplifting music. He celebrates his skyrocketing career with “We Goin Up,” praises his maker in “Autopilot,” and proclaims his loyalty to his wife in “Ándale.” A fiery combination of message, melody, and beat-driven bounce, All Is True doesn’t just paint a picture of Steven Malcolm’s life; it also applies to anyone looking to meet life’s challenges with grace and gusto.
“I want my fans to hear this and be encouraged to live out truth in a culture full of deception,” Malcolm says.
All Is True follows full-length albums like 2017’s Steven Malcolm and 2019’s The Second City, both of which received GMA Dove Award nominations for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year. The new EP also arrives on the heels of popular singles like “Fuego” (whose string of tropical remixes found Malcolm collaborating with Shaggy, R3HAB, and Melanie Pfirrman) and the gospel/hip-hop anthem “Glory on Me.” Together, those releases have earned Steven Malcolm more than 57 million streams.
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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 a number of 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.