Steve Lacy Bio, Age, Father, Early Life, Career, The Internet, Kendrick Lamar, Bisexual, Dark Red, Tour, Net Worth, Instagram, Twitter, Interview

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

Steve Lacy Bio

Steve Lacy (Steve Thomas Lacy Moya) is an american guitarist, bassist, singer, songwriter and record producer from Compton, California. He gained recognition as a member of the nominated R&B band “The Internet” back in 2015.

 

Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy Age

Steve was born on May 23, 1998 and is currently 20 years old as of 2018. His birth sign is gemini.

Steve Lacy Family|Early Life

Steve Lacy was raised in Compton, California. His mother, Valerie, is African-American and his father was Filipino he passed away when Lacy was ten years old. there isn’t much information on his family but we will update the information soon.

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Steve Lacy Career

Steve began creating music on his i phone 6 making his first songs on the device using a plug-in piece of his guitar called an “iRig”. He began producing the third album of his band “The Internet” in 2013 which was entitled “Ego Death” on which he produced 8 tracks. The album was nominated at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album. He also began producing songs for Twenty88, Denzel Curry, Isaiah Rashad, J. Cole, GoldLink, Kendrick Lamar, producing the song “Pride” on Kendrick’s Grammy Award-winning album Damn, and was reported to be working with Vampire Weekend.

On February 17, 2017, Steve Lacy’s Demo was released, with Steve having created most of the song-series on his iPhone, producing the guitar and bass arrangements and singing his vocals right into its built-in microphone. He also programmed the drum patterns in Ableton. In 2017, he co-wrote and produced Ravyn Lenae’s entire EP “Crush” which was released in February 2018.

After he and his Internet bandmates released solo projects in 2017, they worked on their 2018 follow-up, Hive Mind, released in July of that year. Lacy went on to produce for Solange Kali Uchis, on her debut album, Isolation, Mac Miller, on his 2018 album, Swimming and was featured on Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange album, Negro Swan. Steve revealed in 2018 that he produced for fellow Compton native, rapper YG and that he was now using devices, other than his phone, to produce music.

Steve Lacy Net Worth

Steve has an estimated net worth of 6 million dollars as of 2019.

Steve Lacy The Internet

Lacy’s musical journey began in his high school jazz band where he met recording artist Thundercat’s younger brother, who brought Lacy along to work on The Internet’s third studio album Ego Death.

Lacy, who was brought on to play some keys on the record, ended up producing half of the tracks on Ego Death. The Internet’s mixture of hip-hop, funk, soul music, and alternative rock captivated audiences and critics alike, and before Lacy had graduated high school he had notched a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Steve Lacy and Kendrick Lamar

Lacy produced the slow-boiling “PRIDE.” off Kendrick Lamar’s album DAMN.

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Steve Lacy Girlfriend|Wife|Married

Steve lacy embraced his bisexuality and is currently exploring his same-sex attraction.

Steve Lacy Albums

The Internet

  • Ego Death (2015)
  • Hive Mind (2018)

With Ravyn Lenae

  • Crush (2018)

Steve Lacy Songs

  • Dark Red
  • Ryd
  • Some
  • C U Girl
  • Looks
  • Thangs
  • Hater Lovin
  • Jars Of It
  • Air
  • A Merrier Christmas

Steve Lacy Dark Red Lyrics

Dark Red

Something bad is ’bout to happen to me
I don’t know it but I feel it comin’
Might be so sad, might leave my nose running
I just hope she don’t wanna leave me

Don’t you give me up, please don’t give up
Honey, I belong, with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

Something bad is ’bout to happen to me
Why I feel this way I don’t know maybe
I think of her so much it drives me crazy
I just don’t want her to leave me

Don’t you give me up, please don’t give up
Honey, I belong with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

What if she’s fine
It’s my mind that’s wrong
And I just let bad thoughts
Linger for far too long
What if (if!), she’s fine (fine!)
It’s my mind that’s wrong
And I just (just!) let bad thoughts (thoughts!)
Linger for far too long

Don’t you give me up please don’t give up
Honey, I belong, with you, only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

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Lacy’s Twitter

Steve Lacy Interview

How old were you when The Internet’s 2015 record Ego Death was released?

I was 16.

Was it a shock to the system to have your face on an immensely popular album while still trying to hand-in assignments?

No, it wasn’t tough. Not at all. I guess most of the [positive] reception had come later on. When I graduated was when it really became like, “Woah.”

The band was putting in the labour for it while I was still in school. I wasn’t on the road, so it was pretty easy for me to do my thing. And also my campus wasn’t hip enough to know who The Internet was. I was kind of living a double life. At school, I felt like Hannah Montana, because I’d go do LA shows with The Internet, open for some big artists then come back to class and keep quiet. I never bragged about it. People didn’t really know until I graduated.

Were you ever desperate to finish school so you could finally start touring with the band?

Kind of, but I also wanted to enjoy my high school experience. I could’ve done the road tour and had a nanny or something, but I was like, “I’m no celebrity kid. I’m gonna go to prom and graduate.” I wanted to do all of that. For me, it made the most sense. I had the rest of my life to go on tour.

Even before meeting Jameel, joining the jazz band then eventually joining The Internet, was a solo career something you’d always been gunning for?

No, never. That didn’t come about until we [The Internet] all came to terms that we would be making solo records. I do songs, write hooks and make a beat. That’s my thing. I’m a producer first, but it was Matt [Martians, co-founder of The Internet] who got me into this mindset. He told me I should sing too, but I didn’t want to put myself out there. He would always emphasise, “Yo, you can do it. You don’t need anyone.” I would say, “No, I like being in a band”, but he was like, “I know, but you don’t even need us. You can do all of this on your own!”

So, from there I took his advice, listened to these songs I had and tried to be a better writer. But I never intended to do so. I liked being the guy in the back.

So these songs you recorded on your phone were originally intended to be hooks for The Internet?

Hooks for whoever heard them.

Would industry people often talk down to you just because of your age?

No, never. Not to toot a horn or anything, but I’m quite mature for my age. I can hold my own. Even being in a band with older people—being the new, young guy—I was never treated as such. I had the nickname “Little Steve” for a minute, but I was never treated as being any less or any younger. For all I care, I’m one of them. If I didn’t know as much, or I was acting like a kid then maybe people would treat my like that. But for the most part, I was chilling.

In contrast, would people ever suck up to you just because of your success?

[Laughs] Back at home, we’d call this “dick riding”. But not really, nobody knew! The people who knew I was doing these things were my close friends, but they didn’t really know much. They’d see things on Instagram and see how many followers I was getting but that’s all. There was a little of that the day I got nominated for a grammy, but not even my teachers gave two shits about it.

I can imagine your followers would have blown up after the TEDx Teen talk last year. How did you get involved with that?

They contacted us. It was Nile Rodgers, who I guess is part of the TEDx organisation. He suggested I do one for this TEDxTeen event they were having in New York, which involved all these influential teens who were doing something in their neighbourhood or globally. I thought, “Ok, sounds fun. Let’s have a poke at it.”

Do you still feel stage fright?

Oh, yeah. That doesn’t go anywhere. I still think people are gonna hate. I never think I have it down all the way. I’m always frightened and I always expect the worse.

Even when people in the crowd are literally yelling out, “I love you”?

It doesn’t go anywhere. It reminds me of when I used to run track. The feeling I would get when it’s like, “On your mark. Get set…” That heart race, the adrenaline and the anxiety to win the race is the exact same every time. With the TEDx talk, I felt it more than before a performance. When I’ve got a guitar in my hand it’s fine. But to get on stage and talk—like, nobody’s asking me anything I’m just talking—it’s terrifying. The night before I was almost like, “Yo, fly me back home I don’t want to do this.” I almost hit him [manager, David Airaudi] up like, “Yo, why did I do this? Why did you let me agree to do this?” I was going crazy, man. We had seen the soundcheck and run-throughs before, and all these other kids my age just looked like they had it downpat. I am not a public speaker, so I had no idea what was going on.

You seem in control when performing with the band. Is it calming to have a guitar in your hand?

It’s easy ‘cause I can just play that. I can stand behind the axe and let that do the magic. But with the TEDx talk, I just couldn’t. Anytime you do something new it’s scary as hell. I had no knowledge in public speaking at all. My mom was giving me pointers and my manager as well, but I still didn’t feel like I had it down.

Musically speaking, what topics do you like to address, or what areas do you feel most comfortable singing about?

I’m a lover boy. Whenever I get these bubbly feelings after meeting someone new, or even going through the hard stuff is what inspires me the most. It’s always been the easiest for me to write down. When I try and venture out to talk about others things I think, “This is weird, I can’t do this.”

Given how much your life has changed over the past 18 monthsEgo Death,Steve Lacy’s Demo, work with Tyler the Creator, Kendrick Lamar and several othersdo you think these new experiences are informing the way you write music now?

No, I don’t like to think anything’s changed. I guess I’ve reached a point of oblivion. I don’t like to let any of that stuff get to me. I’m also more present than oblivious, but I guess obliviousness is a factor into being present. I just like to stay true to where I am, especially in the musical process. When I do think about how much things have changed I get stuck. So, I always get back to where I was; to the feeling of being in the studio with The Internet when I first started making music. I like to keep it that way. I don’t like to think of myself as a dude in the spotlight.

What advice would you give to another young artist who perhaps isn’t enjoying the ride quite like you are, or who maybe isn’t coping with such exposure?

Like I said, just focus on being present, enjoy the moment and look forward to the new ones. That’s really what I did. Even where I am now, I never expected to be a solo artist or to be in the spotlight. I just like to say I’m a feather blowing in the wind. I don’t put any pedestals on myself or anyone else, we’re all human beings at the end of the day.

Can we expect a follow-up to The Steve Lacy Demo?

I don’t know when you’ll hear from Steve Lacy again. I went back to my producer role, because I didn’t expect any acclaim from the demo. I didn’t know people were going to listen to it and expect more from me. I went back to where I was before that and just focusing on being a producer. Right now—and this is the best way I can put it—I’m like Kobe in the gym shooting free throws every night, just trying to get them right. I’m sharpening my producer and writing skills so when I come back to the game I’m fully equipped and ready.

Not one to force anything?

No. Right now, I’m working on the next Internet record. I also have my first project which I fully executive produced—for Ravyn Lenae—which is out February 9. I sing and write on a couple of tracks. We also do some harmonies together.

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