Steven Malcolm intends to make 2022 his breakout year with the announcement of his third studio album, Tree, due out April 15, 2022, through IVAV, a division of Curb | Word Entertainment. He sets the tone for the project with the spellbinding track “Respect” produced by renowned DJ/Producer Sango and UMoore.
Malcolm is curving the fakes and claiming a stake as an exceptional force in hip-hop, no questions asked with “Respect”. The track debuts as Malcolm begins his 5-city Long Live The Hype Tour with Jude Barclay and Mark the Baddguy. The cool, commanding bop finds Malcolm bossing up on naysayers. “This record is about putting some respect on my name,” he exclaims.
His smooth, inventive rhyme schemes flow seamlessly over Sango’s peculiar production. “He [Sango] sent it to me and I finished it honestly in an hour, just one of those records you hear and dive in,” Malcolm adds.
“Respect” is a follow-up to the bangers "Rooftop Freestyle" co-produced by Grammy Award winners BoogzDaBeast (Kanye West), FNZ (A$AP Rocky), and Dayme alongside “On Point” featuring Dove Award winner KB. 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.
Tree is an eclectic depiction of Malcolm’s past, present, and future. The album features several award-winning artists such as Snoop Dogg, Shaggy, Social Club Misfits, and KB. It arrives on the heels of Malcolm’s 5-track EP All Is True which garnered wide acclaim and reached more than 1.9 million total streams.
“Jamaicans pronounce the number 3, tree. This being my third studio album focused on the growth and fruit that came from a foundation rooted in truth,” he says.
All 16-tracks explore Malcolm’s spiritual depth and versatility as a hip-hop artist. From the international smash “Fuego (R3HAB Remix)” featuring dancehall icon Shaggy (5 million combined Spotify streams) to the Dove Award-nominated anthem “Glory On Me” featuring Childish Major & Taylor Hill, Malcolm mixes the spirituality of Sunday morning with the energy of Saturday night.