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The October episode of DINO NUGGETS, FiveTwenty’s music discovery show, is out now! Half podcast, half radio show, on DINO NUGGETS each host brings

  • One new CHH release
  • One old CHH release
  • One non CHH release

to listen to and discuss. This month: Social Club Misfits, Playdough, vibe validation, and even some 60s blues? Listen to it on the FiveTwenty Mixcloud now to hear more!

The long-awaited album from 5x GMA Dove Award-nominated Christian Hip Hop artist Steven Malcolm is here.

Tree is the third studio album from the CHH sensation.

Malcolm’s landmark album features international stars Snoop Dogg and Shaggy. Adding additional oomph are Malcolm’s CHH homies Derek Minor, KB, Ty Brasel, Canon, and Social Club Misfits.

“This being my third studio album, [I] focused on the growth and fruit that came from a foundation rooted in truth,” says Malcolm. “I stood firm throughout my life and now I’m seeing the fruit of my labor. LEGACY! The gift that continues to bear fruit. Thank you and many blessings to my fans worldwide.”

Tree‘s release arrives a week after premiering smash single.

Included on the album is the hit “Summertime” which features hip hop legend Snoop Dogg and Malcolm’s IVAV labelmate Jay-Way. The visual for the record premiered with Vibe Magazine. Grammy Award-winner Shaggy is also featured on “Fuego (Remix)” which has racked up over 6 million combined streams.

Tree is an eclectic depiction of Malcolm’s past, present, and future.

Each song digs deep into the peaks and valleys that shaped the rapper we currently know. Since releasing his self-titled major-label debut in 2017, Malcolm continues to captivate listeners with spellbinding anthems that celebrate his love for Jesus and the unifying force of hip-hop. The genre-blending rhymer demonstrates his enthusiasm to share his messages with a broad audience.’

Malcolm continues to blur boundaries with Tree.

The album includes star-studded production by Sango, BoogzDaBeast, FNZ, and Social House. It illuminates Malcolm’s growing artistry; his spiritual depth; and his versatility as a hip-hop artist.

Tree arrives via 4 Against 5, Curb | Word Entertainment’s hip-hop imprint. Both of Malcolm’s previous releases cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Christian charts, receiving multiple award nominations. Due to this past success, Tree is one of 2022’s most highly anticipated CHH releases. Malcolm is even the cover artist on Spotify’s “The Flow” playlist.

Tree is available now across all streaming platforms!

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Steven Malcolm unleashed the Summertime music video featuring Snoop Dogg and Jay-Way.

The visual premiered through Vibe Magazine and is the latest from Malcolm’s upcoming album.

It is the newest star-studded collaboration for Malcolm who has previously worked with Shaggy, KB, Social Club Misfits, R3hab, and more. Summertime, featuring Snoop Dogg and Jay-Way, is available now across all DSPs. The record boasts rhymes tighter than Chuck Taylor’s shoelaces. Malcolm refines his flow to compliment the elegance of Snoop’s laid-back style and Jay-Way’s smooth vocals.

“With this record, I wanted to bring an endless tune that will give people that summertime feeling over and over,” says Malcolm.

Malcolm’s IVAV label mate Jay-Way and Snoop effortlessly add their suave swagger to enhance the sweetly harmonious bop.

The record is co-produced by Mikey and Scootie of Social House (Ariana Grande, MGK).

Legendary music and entertainment magazine, Vibe, premiered the music video, stating:

Summertime has the makings of a bonafide anthem for the warmer months of the year and is a continuation of Malcolm’s evolution as a lyricist and songwriter.”

It is not the first foray into Christian music for Snoop Dogg.

The hip hop icon declares “Summertime is back,” in his opening verse. Snoop is a self-professed “born-again Christian” who released his first gospel album in 2018 (Bible of Love). The album peaked at number one on the US Gospel Albums chart for seven weeks. That same year, Steven Malcolm found his own success on the gospel chart with “Not To Us/Good Love”. The record was a radio hit that doubled as the first release from Malcolm’s sophomore album, ‘The Second City’.

This is a party that everyone is invited to. 

Summertime was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday Christian playlist and Apple Christian’s Best New Songs chart. Watch below as rap royalty rides off into the sunset with two rising stars in an IVAV meets Death Row trifecta.

Tree due out Friday, June 3

After a temporary delay, Steven Malcolm’s third studio project is set to drop next week. 

On the upcoming album, all 16-tracks explore Malcolm’s spiritual depth and his versatility as a hip-hop artist. The project includes the international smash “Fuego (R3hab Remix)“. Featuring dancehall icon Shaggy, the record has over 6 million combined streams. The Dove Award-nominated anthem “Glory On Me“, featuring Childish Major and Tylor Hill, is also on the album.

Tree is an eclectic depiction of Malcolm’s past, present, and future. It mixes the spirituality of Sunday morning with the energy of Saturday night.


  1. Heavenly Father [The Fisk Jubilee Singers]
  2. All I Know
  3. Summertime [Snoop Dogg, Jay-Way]
  4. On Point [KB]
  5. Believe In Me
  6. Demons [Plan G, Jude Barclay]
  7. Rooftop Freestyle [Derek Minor]
  8. Red Light Green Light [Ty Brasel, Jay-Way]
  9. Accelerate [Canon]
  10. Ain’t Playin [Social Club Misfits]
  11. Lately
  12. Great [Waldo]
  13. Respect
  14. Jah Ah De King
  15. Glory On Me [Childish Major, Taylor Hill]
  16. Fuego (R3hab Remix) [Shaggy]

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Steven Malcolm delivers an earsplitting new track featuring Canon.

Accelerate is from Malcolm’s forthcoming album ‘Tree’, releasing on April 15, 2022.

Malcolm spits versatile flows over boisterous production. Billboard-charting rapper Canon reinforces the record with an explosive guest verse. Accelerate is featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday Christian” playlist. The song arrives less than two weeks after ending Malcolm’s “Long Live The Hype” tour which received praise from regional outlets like Local Spins, among others.

Accelerate is all about the race of life,” explains Malcolm. “It’s an honor to have my brother Canon on this record with me.”

The Grand Rapids, Michigan natives are a Dynamic Duo

“His verse is insane,” declares Malcolm, when talking about Canon’s contribution to the record. Malcolm also drops a flawless verbal onslaught packed with imaginative metaphors. “Hit the gas, I’m the highest in the room how I elevate,” he raps in a swaggering cadence.

Accelerate moves at the velocity of an action flick. The ferocity of the production is infectious and intensifies each rhyme. Who can stop Steven Malcolm? “Hit the throttle, take off on ’em, tell me who gon’ stop him”. 

Accelerate follows up the Sango-produced bop “Respect” that landed on Apple Christian’s Best New Songs chart. It also hit popular playlists like Apple’s “Elevate” and Spotify’s “The Flow”.

On Malcolm’s upcoming album, all 16-tracks explore his spiritual depth and versatility as a hip-hop artist.

‘Tree’ is an eclectic depiction of Malcolm’s past, present, and future. The album includes features with multiple award-winning artists such as Snoop Dogg, Shaggy, Social Club Misfits, and KB.

Check out “Accelerate” below. Give us your thoughts in the comments!

Steven Malcolm intends to make 2022 his breakout year.

He sets the tone with the spellbinding track “Respect”.

The Michigan emcee has officially announced his third studio album entitled Tree. The project is set to release on April 15, 2022, via IVAV. Tree is an eclectic depiction of Malcolm’s past, present, and future. Beginning with the lead single, “Respect” (listen below), along with a 5-city tour, Malcolm is curving the fakes and claiming a stake as an exceptional force in hip hop. No questions asked.


“This record is about putting some respect on my name.” – Steven Malcolm

“Respect” is a follow-up to the bangers “Rooftop Freestyle” which was co-produced by Grammy Award winners BoogzDaBeast, FNZ, and Dayme alongside “On Point” that features Dove Award winner KB.

With smooth, inventive rhyme schemes, Malcolm flows seamlessly over the Sango-produced record. “He (Sango) sent it o me and I finished it honestly in an hour. Just one of those records you hear and dive in,” explains Malcolm. 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.

“Respect” hit digital music retailers on February 4, 2022. Hear it live on Malcolm’s tour featuring Jude Barclay and Mark the Baddguy

Long Live the Hype Tour


The next album from Steven Malcolm features several award-winning artists. The list includes names 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.

All 16 tracks on Tree explore Malcolm’s spiritual depth and versatility as a hip-hop artist.

“Jamaicans pronounce the number 3, tree. This being my third studio album, [it] focused on the growth and fruit that came from a foundation rooted in truth.” – Steven Malcolm

From the international smash “Fuego (R3HAB Remix)” that features dancehall icon Shaggy to the Dove Award-nominated anthem “Glory On Me” featuring Childish Major & Taylor Hill, Malcolm mixed the spirituality of Sunday morning with the energy of Saturday night. Peep the full tracklist below.

Steven Malcolm, Tree (IVAV via Curb | Word Entertainment) Release Date: April 15, 2022

Tree Tracklist

  1. Heavenly Father ft. The Fisk Jubilee Singers
  2. All I Know
  3. Summertime ft. Snoop Dogg & Jay-Way
  4. On Point ft. KB
  5. Believe In Me
  6. Demons ft. Plan G & Jude Barclay
  7. Rooftop Freestyle ft. Derek Minor
  8. Red Light Green Light ft. Ty Brasel & Jay-Way
  9. Accelerate ft. Canon
  10. Ain’t Playin ft. Social Club Misfits
  11. Lately
  12. Great ft. Waldo
  13. Respect
  14. Ja Ah De King
  15. Glory On Me ft. Childish Major & Taylor Hill
  16. Fuego (R3HAB Remix) ft. Shaggy

Pre-order Tree now. Which songs from the album are you most excited to hear? Sound off in the comments below!

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CHH powerhouse Steven Malcolm returns with a hard-hitting music video.

On Point is the newest release from the Michigan rapper and features vet KB. The award-winning rhyme slinger takes it to a new level with his latest effort.

The video follows Malcolm’s impressive EP ‘All Is True’ which was met with praise by several publications. He was even compared to the likes of J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Nipsey hustle for his ability to share truth via storytelling in the age of conscious rap. From an EP focused on truth, Malcolm switches up with On Point to highlight tenacity.

On Point is all about being shard and withstanding the test of time,” says Malcolm. “Defying the odds is never easy, but a sharp mind can overcome any obstacle.”

The song is laid over trap beats, a cyclical piano hook, and shoutouts to iconic quarterback Tom Brady.

“The greatest QB and my favorite football player being Tom Brady, I couldn’t help but use the best as the metaphor,” explained Malcolm.

Given the multiple mentions of Brady, it’s no coincidence that it sometimes feels like the hip hop equivalent of an athlete’s comments during a pre-game interveiw. On Point finds Malcolm rapping about his day-to-day work ethic along with his God-given talent. He splits the song’s verses with KB along the way. They are limber, laced up, and ready to take the field!

“This record is all about high energy and motivation for anyone who is looking to be focused!”

Described by Dirty-Glove as “Michigan’s best kept secret”, Malcolm’s power-hinged anthem is a certified banger.

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*Check out the video for On Point below and drop your thoughts about it in the comments!

‘New Era’ is an upbeat energetic record fusing London, Florida and Tennessee, in the form of Faith Child, KB and Ty Brasel. Faith Child brings the flow and finesse to the track, KB brings the double time flare, wrapped up by Ty Brasel who strips it back on the bridge, the perfect melting pot of 3 different worlds.