Steven Malcolm continues to rise with “Rooftop Freestyle” featuring Derek Minor. Available today, the song is co-produced by Grammy Award winners BoogzDaBeast (Kanye West, Kevin Gates, YNW Melly), FNZ (A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry, The Kid LAROI) and Dayme. “Rooftop Freestyle” is a rags-to-riches story starring the man himself as the hero. Never afraid to be vulnerable, Steven raps passionately about where he came from, but where he’s going, too.
“This record, honestly, is just me snapping,” says Steven. 2021 has been an incredible year for the flourishing rap artists. He expanded his mainstream reach with the international smash “Fuego (remix)” HERE featuring Grammy-winning dancehall superstar Shaggy (5 million combined streams on Spotify), while remaining a pillar within Christian hip-hop. His song “Glory On Me” featuring Childish Major & Taylor Hill HERE was nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year at the 2021 GMA Dove Awards.
“I told myself one time that my life could be a movie with the craziness that has gone on, and all the things that I’ve overcome to be where I’m at today,” Malcolm adds. “It’s truly a blessing to come from nothing and gain everything you’ve prayed for, especially when you have a background like mine. Life is like a movie.”
“Rooftop Freestyle” is a fiery rap song that reinforces Steven’s skills as an emcee. The fast-paced flows and inventive rhyme schemes that recount bits of his life story are captivating. Derek Minor, another Christian artist with hits on both the gospel and rap charts, stops by for a cameo, resulting in a tag-teamed tribute to the hip-hop hustle.
The track aims to strengthen the momentum Steven has gained throughout 2021. He won the ‘Best Hip-Hop Collaboration’ Award at the 2021 Kingdom Choice Awards HERE in NYC and garnered attention from top hip-hop outlets like RESPECT.
“Rooftop Freestyle” is a fragment of what fans can expect to hear on his forthcoming album due out early next year. Today’s release is out via IVAV, a division of Curb | Word Entertainment.