Steven Malcolm Includes GR Hometown on New Tour

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

Malcolm Steven kneeling outdoors-1West Michigan native Steven Malcolm was making final preparations for his upcoming, five-week hip-hop tour which includes a July 26 date in Grand Rapids.

"Due to all my upcoming traveling, we gatta find a new home for our dog," he posted to his social media followers in late June. "If anyone is interested in a 2 yr-old pitbull (fully trained, neutered and gentle) HMU (hit me up)."

No doubt by now Malcolm, 28, and his wife Teaira have found a caretaker for their pet at their Kentwood home. But the national Christian recording artist is also readying his on-stage program as headliner for the "Tag Team Tour" with his longtime performing partner Mark (the Baddguy) Evans II and special guest Maddie Rey.

"If I don't lose my voice every single night or wake up sore the next day...this tour wasn't lit enough," Malcolm noted of his performing enthusiasm.

His local concert is at the artist's Grand Rapids church, The Edge Urban church, 735 Ritzema Ct. SW. Tickets start at $10, available online.


The artist's latest album is "The Second City." The designation refers to Montego Bay, Jamaica - home of his father who died several years ago. His father had been deported from the U.S. to his native country for drug dealing and other illegal activity. Young Steven was led to faith when he connected with the urban church.

Steven attended Wyoming Park High School and GR Community College. (Watch an autobiographical video online )

Malcolm came into national prominence several years ago with his first release on the upstart IVAV (4 Against 5) label, an imprint of Curb/Word Records. His break-out hit was "Hot Boy." He gained a slot on the huge annual Winter Jam Tour, and performed at its packed Van Andel Arena stop two years ago. He was nominated for several Dove Awards and performed on the national awards telecast from Nashville.

He's been part of several other nationwide tours and this year recorded a song ("Even Louder") with inspirational-pop artist Natalie Grant.

Grand Rapids joins a list of larger cities to host the Tag Team Tour, including Columbus, Orlando and Atlanta. It runs through August.
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Terry DeBoer
Terry is journalist who writes for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites. His most frequented “beat” is arts and entertainment. He is married with two children and lives in Grand Rapids.

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