5x GMA Dove Award nominee Steven Malcolm’s latest EP, All Is True, is available to download/stream today. After signing with Nashville-based record label and lifestyle brand 4against5, a division of Curb | Word Entertainment in 2017, Steven elevated his name with the 2019 album, The Second City. All Is True strengthens his creative ascension. Described by Dirty-Glove as “Michigan’s best kept secret”, Steven’s tactful rhymes blurs the boundaries between Christian music and modern hip-hop. Steven set the tone for All Is True with a powerful visual for “Glory On Me” featuring Childish Major & Taylor Hill. The song, produced by Grammy award winner Street Symphony of Track or Die (Nipsey Hussle’s “Hussle & Motive”), finds Steven Malcolm beginning another exciting chapter of his career. In this TCB Exclusive, Malcolm talks about bringing conviction and honesty front and center in his new EP.
Congratulations on the recent release of All Is True! Can you share the inspiration behind the title and cover art?
Thank you! The inspiration for the title came from me always delivering the truth. As a Christian hip-hop artist, I value the fact that every line I spit is REAL. It’s not anything I’ve seen on TV or cap, it’s all facts. The cover art is a reflection of me. I always save face in my photos so I had to hop out.
Thinking back on the process of creating All Is True, is there a moment that stood out to you most, perhaps that solidified your resolve to release this music?
Honestly, just working with Street Symphony was a dope moment. I look up to bro, so when the opportunity came to work together, it was special.
Which track’s lyrics do you think the world most needs to hear now?
“Andale” for sure. Listen, in Christian music, there is an absence of music that brings conviction. Everyone wants to praise, praise, praise that they forget there are marriages in the church on the rocks because of lustful desires. I’ve seen it all too many times. I drop “Andale” and people tell me that it’s not a Christian song or it’s not worship material. So yeah, people need to get convicted again. I feel “Andale” brings that conviction back to the music.
How did you approach creating this collection differently than your previous projects?
It was a quicker process than usual. We literally locked in for four nights in West Palm Beach, Florida and knocked it out. It was also the first time I brought in co-writers for a project. Multiple producers in each room all creating at once, it was definitely an experience.
How are you looking to define success for this project?
Just creating it was a success. [Laughs.] The process was crazy, Street [Symphony] is a legend. It really helped me get back to MY SOUND.
What are you most expectant for in the remaining months of 2021?
New music video for album #3. Listen, I have an album coming soon and it’s over for the game. The album will be here soon!