Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Steven Malcolm and his family moved for a short time to Tampa, Florida. His father was arrested on drug charges and deported to his homeland of Jamaica. Steven, along with his mother and sister, moved back to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Growing up, Steven spent most of the time on the basketball courts of Grand Rapids. His first time in a church was at the urging of a friend. That church, The Edge Urban Fellowship, showed Steven a life of faith through the lyrical stylings of hip hop. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 2010. A year later, Steven was invited to participate on the worship team.
Steven’s talent leading the congregation stood out, and he was encouraged to record some of his own work. Steven’s faith-based rhymes and affinity for commercial rap production along with touches of reggae, caught the eye of executives at Word Entertainment, who believed in Steven enough to make him the first hip hop artist on their imprint, 4 Against 5.
In 2016, he was honored by Rapzilla.com by being named to their Freshmen Class. After the release of his first song, Party In The Hills, and self-titled debut album, Steven was nominated for 3 GMA Dove Awards (Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for “Party In The Hills” and New Artist of the Year.)
Malcolm’s second album, The Second City, was released in January 2019.
Malcolm continues to call Grand Rapids, Michigan, home along with his wife, Teaira. The couple was married August 17, 2018.