Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy is a multi-talent singer, song writer, and producer. Steve Lacy has achieved many great milestones due to his work ethic and talent.

Early life and background

Steve Thomas Lacy-Moya was born May 23,1998 and raised in Campton California. Steve Lacy African American mother and Filipino father. He was raised by his mother mostly due to his father being absent. At the young tender age of 10 years Steve Lacy lost his father.

Washington Preparatory High School before moving onto a private school. Lacy has said that he grew up sheltered, a result of his mother wanting to shield him and his sisters from the environment at the time in Compton.

Steve Lacy first started to gain a liking to guitars at the age of 7 years due to playing Guitar Hero but soon wanted to learn how to play on an actual guitar.

Inspiration and music

Steve Lacy has expressed that these artists had a significant impact on Steve Lacy childhood inspiration. Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Pharrell Williams and the Neptunes as some of his biggest influences, also mentioning Prince as his dream collaborator.


It started as a childhood dream and a run in that would help transpire Steve Lacy life. Steve Lacy met Jameel Bruner, his future bandmate in the Internet, while in the jazz band at high school.

He produced and performed his first songs on his iPhone, using a plug-in for his guitar called an iRig.In 2013, he began a producing role on what would become the Internet’s third studio album, Ego Death. Contributing on the production of eight tracks, Ego Death was nominated at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Lacy appeared on Matt Martians‘ album The Drum Chord Theory and Syd‘s album Fin after it was announced that the Internet members would release solo projects. He also began producing songs for Twenty88, Denzel Curry, Isaiah Rashad, J. Cole, GoldLink, and Kendrick Lamar, most notably producing the song “Pride” from Lamar’s Grammy-winning album Damn, and making two guest appearances on the Vampire Weekend album Father of the Bride.


Steve Lacy’s Demo was released on February 17, 2017, with Lacy once again creating most of the songs on his iPhone by producing the guitar and bass arrangements through it and singing his vocals directly into its built-in microphone. He also programmed the drum patterns in Ableton Live. That year, he also co-wrote and produced Ravyn Lenae‘s EP Crush, which was eventually released in February 2018. He reunited with the Internet to work on their album Hive Mind, which was released in July 2018.[32][33] Lacy went on to produce for Solange, Kali Uchis on her debut album Isolation, Mac Miller on his album Swimming,[40] and was featured on Dev Hynes‘ album Negro Swan.

Popular Songs

The song Bad Habit by Steve Lacy was created as an apology. It was a short, sweet apology and a desire to be with his lover. His love remained undiscovered and lost as they did not seem to have good communication. This is revealed by the very first line, “I wish I knew you wanted me”. This is the first thing the listener learns about their love.

This is truly an honest song that shows a beloved’s desire to be with his lover and it gives hope to all who want true love. The music is part of a nice track that shows the emotion of his love. The song is a beautiful, touching, and honest song. This song could be written about all the pain and sorrows in life as well as personal relationships, but it does not sound unrelatable in any way. It has strong emotions so it can be understood by all people regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation. The lyrics are simple, and the music is tasteful.

Volunteer and services

Steve Lacy has admitted to being bisexual and fully supports the LGBT community.


Songwriting, musician, and production credits for Steve Lacy-Moya, better known as Steve Lacy. Lacy began his career as a guitarist and producer for the Los Angeles-based R&B/soul band, the Internet, and as a solo artist in the mid-to-late 2010s. His debut project, a song series titled Steve Lacy’s Demo, was released in February 2017 and his debut album, Apollo XXI, was released in May 2019.

Awards and nominations

. Grammy Awards Best Urban Contemporary Album 2016 Nominated work Ego Death.

. Record of the Year 2023 Bad habit

. Song of the Year 2023 Bad habit

. Best Pop Solo Performance Year 2023


The overall R&B and soul era has grown on a bigger scale thanks to young hard-working artists like Steve Lacy. With Steve Lacy background in producing unique sound for music has amplified Steve Lacy career and other inspiring artists to come.

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