Steve Lacy (full name Steve Thomas Lacy-Moya) is a songwriter, singer, producer, and musician from Compton, California, not to be mistaken with Steve Lacy, the saxophonist. Born May 23, 1998, the 23-year-old musical prodigy first stepped into the spotlight as a member of The Internet, a Los Angeles-based R&B outfit. The Internet has close ties to Odd Future, the group responsible for giving the world Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, and others.
Lacy’s music is a unique blend of alternative R&B, neo-soul, lo-fi, funk, indie rock, and other genres. He’s known for his DIY approach to production, with some of his earliest recordings being made on his phone. Still in his early 20s, the musician has gained a devoted following of loyal fans, many of whom have been listening since his time as a member of The Internet.
This is the story of how Steve rose to fame and the music he’s made since.