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Comedy/Other - Released August 7, 2015 | Capitol Christian Music Group

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The sixth studio long player from the veteran CCM hitmaker and former DC Talk member, This Is Not a Test finds tobyMac offering up another upbeat, earnest, and spiritually charged set of radio-ready hip-hop and EDM-influenced pop confections, and collaborating with a bevy of eclectic CCM artists like Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson, Hollyn, and ex-DC Talk bandmates Kevin Max and Michael Tait. Adopting the same sonically varied and collaborative vibe as 2014's Eye'm All Mixed Up: Remixes, the 11-track set is as economical as it is hook-filled, with most cuts coming in well under the four-minute mark (the savvy and soulful title track barely makes it over two). The majority of the set is relegated to guest spots, with "Backseat Driver," feat. Hollyn and Toby's son Truett, and the dc Talk reunion jam "Love Feels Like" leading the charge. The electro-acoustic earworm of single "Beyond Me" and the devotional albeit secular-minded "Like a Match" stand out among the purely TobyMac-driven offerings. Five decades into his career, Toby McKeehan still sounds energized and youthful, and his breezy delivery and knack for crafting intact. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Comedy/Other - Released October 12, 2018 | Forefront (FRF)

The eighth studio long-player from Toby McKeehan, better known by the mononym TobyMac, Elements arrives three years after 2015's gold-selling and Grammy Award-winning This Is Not a Test. Featuring the hit singles "I Just Need U" and "Everything," the 11-track set, which delves into personal issues via radio-friendly blasts of rock, pop, and hip-hip, continues McKeehan's reign as one of CCM's most successful and versatile artists.

Comedy/Other - Released January 5, 2018 | Forefront (FRF)

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2012 | ForeFront Records

Like 2010's bright and engaging Tonight, Toby McKeehan's fifth solo outing further distances the Grammy- and Dove-award winning contemporary christian music artist from his hip-hop past, offering up 12 perfectly executed slabs of slick, radio-ready, electro-tinged pop that eschew religious dogma for affable, everyman spirituality. A pulsating, relentlessly positive set of tunes that toggle between the dancefloor, the bedroom window, and the open road, the 12-track Eye On It represents tobyMac's most accessible collection of songs to date. Fat synth saw leads dominate the more club-oriented cuts like the propulsive title cut, "Me Without You," and "Unstoppable," which features guest vocals from Blanca Callahan of Group 1 Crew, while McKeehan adopts a decidedly more introspective temperament on more midtempo numbers like "Steal My Show," Lose Yourself," and "Forgiveness," the latter of which, in a nod to dc Talk-era McKeehan's hip-hop days, includes an appearance by rapper/producer/actor Lecrae. In keeping with the tradition of tobyMac's reputation for mixing things up in the genre department, Eye On It ends on a truly whimsical note with "My Favorite Song," an inspirational, feel-good romp that pairs the heart-on-its-sleeve piano pop of Fun.'s "We are Young" (with predictably less debauched trappings) with the bottle-swinging camaraderie of a barrelhouse singalong, resulting in a whole new CCM subgenre that's best described as christian electro-ragtime. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2005 | ForeFront Records

Fans responded well to the remix of his first solo effort, Momentum, so in the wake of Tobymac's Dove Award-winning sophomore album, Welcome to Diverse City, the former Toby McKeehan undoubtedly thought, "Why not?" Renovating->Diverse City is a lean but buoyant collection that never overstays its welcome, despite appearing just a little over a year after the original. Some of these remixes aren't tweaked very severely. Neither the "Shortwave Radio" version of "Burn for You" nor "Getaway Car" sound much different beyond their amplified rhythms. (A more drastically reimagined "Burn for You" is available as a bonus track.) However, Christopher Stevens and Brent Milligan transform the anthemic guitar pop of "Gone" into a contemplative, gentle reverie with layered harmonies and a string section. "Slam" gets a makeover, too. The original was pretty overwrought, a too-obvious take on Saliva's secular world X-Games hit "Click Click Boom." But on Renovating->Diverse City it's not nearly as eager, drifting closer to Linkin Park with its plaintive piano loops and letting the raps in the middle breathe a little. Like Re: Mix Momentum, Renovating->Diverse City is almost exclusively for the Tobymac faithful. Despite the remixing and abbreviated track list, it's too close to the original to stand on its own. But for the devoted it's a reinforcement of that album's messages, and does offer a fresh look at a few of the songs. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2012 | ForeFront Records

Like 2010's bright and engaging Tonight, Toby McKeehan's fifth solo outing further distances the Grammy- and Dove-award winning contemporary christian music artist from his hip-hop past, offering up 12 perfectly executed slabs of slick, radio-ready, electro-tinged pop that eschew religious dogma for affable, everyman spirituality. A pulsating, relentlessly positive set of tunes that toggle between the dancefloor, the bedroom window, and the open road, the 12-track Eye On It represents tobyMac's most accessible collection of songs to date. Fat synth saw leads dominate the more club-oriented cuts like the propulsive title cut, "Me Without You," and "Unstoppable," which features guest vocals from Blanca Callahan of Group 1 Crew, while McKeehan adopts a decidedly more introspective temperament on more midtempo numbers like "Steal My Show," Lose Yourself," and "Forgiveness," the latter of which, in a nod to dc Talk-era McKeehan's hip-hop days, includes an appearance by rapper/producer/actor Lecrae. In keeping with the tradition of tobyMac's reputation for mixing things up in the genre department, Eye On It ends on a truly whimsical note with "My Favorite Song," an inspirational, feel-good romp that pairs the heart-on-its-sleeve piano pop of Fun.'s "We are Young" (with predictably less debauched trappings) with the bottle-swinging camaraderie of a barrelhouse singalong, resulting in a whole new CCM subgenre that's best described as christian electro-ragtime. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Comedy/Other - Released November 18, 2016 | Capitol Christian Music Group

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Comedy/Other - Released August 7, 2015 | Capitol Christian Music Group

The sixth studio long player from the veteran CCM hitmaker and former DC Talk member, This Is Not a Test finds tobyMac offering up another upbeat, earnest, and spiritually charged set of radio-ready hip-hop and EDM-influenced pop confections, and collaborating with a bevy of eclectic CCM artists like Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson, Hollyn, and ex-DC Talk bandmates Kevin Max and Michael Tait. Adopting the same sonically varied and collaborative vibe as 2014's Eye'm All Mixed Up: Remixes, the 11-track set is as economical as it is hook-filled, with most cuts coming in well under the four-minute mark (the savvy and soulful title track barely makes it over two). The majority of the set is relegated to guest spots, with "Backseat Driver," feat. Hollyn and Toby's son Truett, and the dc Talk reunion jam "Love Feels Like" leading the charge. The electro-acoustic earworm of single "Beyond Me" and the devotional albeit secular-minded "Like a Match" stand out among the purely TobyMac-driven offerings. Five decades into his career, Toby McKeehan still sounds energized and youthful, and his breezy delivery and knack for crafting intact. ~ James Christopher Monger

Comedy/Other - Released July 18, 2018 | Forefront (FRF)

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2001 | Forefront (FRF)

In 2001, dc Talk frontman tobyMac released his first solo project, Momentum. For the artist, also known as Toby McKeehan, the album marked a return to his musical roots, with a blending of hip-hop, rock, rap, pop, and R&B styles. In an interview with his label, ForeFront Records, tobyMac said that the album began "with my wife and I sitting down and praying, seeing if I was supposed to make a record on my own." "I wasn't feeling all that creative at the end of dc Talk's Supernatural tour, so we prayed a real specific prayer," tobyMac continued. "Once I felt I was supposed to do this, then we began praying for creativity. All of a sudden, there was this outpouring…basically a blank canvas with limitless colors." Fresh and innovative, the project leaves no room for mediocrity. Each track stands on its own, with no two tracks merging, but remaining clearly distinct while still managing to contribute to the album's unified whole. Accessible to a variety of musical tastes, the songs range from the intense, guitar-beat-rhythm-fused "Let's Get This Party Started" to the R&B-influenced "Irene," which opens with the sounds of Latin guitars and quickly shifts to rap. Momentum, an album reminiscent of dc Talk's early work, sets itself apart as a project highly deserving of the title "much anticipated." It is intricately detailed with layers of musical depth, combined with strong social messages such as racial reconciliation. And so it is with this release that tobyMac continues to reveal that he is indeed a modern day Renaissance man. ~ Ashleigh Kittle
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Comedy/Other - Released October 5, 2018 | Forefront (FRF)

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2010 | ForeFront Records

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2013 | ForeFront Records

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2010 | ForeFront Records

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2010 | ForeFront Records

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Ambient/New Age - Released January 1, 2011 | ForeFront Records

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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2010 | Forefront (FRF)

Dove award-winning, CCM juggernaut Toby McKeehan’s fourth, post-dc Talk solo outing comes fully stocked with the usual cross-section of rock, funk, hip-hop, dancehall, and urban pop. tobyMac’s chart dominance over similar faith-based artists relies not only on his constant genre hopping, but on his ability to conjure up infectious, radio-ready melodies that sound just as relevant blaring from the speakers at an NFL football game as they do surging through a rented PA at a Saturday night church function. From the anthemic first single, “City on Our Knees” to the ultra-slick dancefloor igniter “Funky Jesus Music,” Tonight proves once again that tobyMac is Contemporary Christian Music’s biggest and brightest light (outside of the celestial object of its affections). ~ James Christopher Monger
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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2008 | ForeFront Records

Tobymac commands the stage in this whirlwind of grooves, beats, and hooks, all given with the music master's funkified delivery. No one can touch the former dc Talk member's spitfire presence or the top-notch rhythm section backing him up. The project was recorded live in Houston on the Portable Sounds tour. At 20 tracks, it's a generous helping of some of the most contemporary hip-hop/pop available to Christian teens. The man says it best himself -- they "rock the show in stereo!" ~ Jared Johnson
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Comedy/Other - Released January 1, 2008 | Forefront (FRF)

Take this any way you want, but the fact is that Tobymac is pretty much the Justin Timberlake of the Christian pop set. A refugee from a successful boy band, he is jaw-droppingly talented, with a gift for both butt-kickingly funky grooves and irresistible hooks. Like Timberlake, he also knows how to distribute his hooks, doling them out carefully so as to keep your attention focused; he also possesses the admirable ability to work in a wide variety of styles without ever sounding like a panderer or a dilettante. On his third solo album, he opens with the fun and funky "One World," then settles into a pretty neo-soul groove on "Made to Love" before jumping into a rock-ish hip-hop mode on "Boomin'," and then lapsing into straight-up rock & roll on "I'm for You." Every one of those tracks feels perfectly natural -- though he does sound a bit too much like a Sting imitator during the reggae interlude near the end of "Made to Love." "Ignition" and the embarrassingly titled "Feelin' So Fly" both invoke the glory days of '70s soul. Almost everything here rises to an almost amazing level of musical quality and pure pop joy; the only flies in the ointment are the between-song sketches (please, someone pass a law against between-song sketches) and the obligatory track featuring his son, TruDog -- who seems like a genuinely nice and even talented kid, but whose appearances on his dad's records are just too cloying to be enjoyable to anyone outside the family. Highly recommended overall. ~ Rick Anderson
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Comedy/Other - Released February 5, 2010 | Forefront (FRF)

Dove award-winning, CCM juggernaut Toby McKeehan’s fourth, post-dc Talk solo outing comes fully stocked with the usual cross-section of rock, funk, hip-hop, dancehall, and urban pop. tobyMac’s chart dominance over similar faith-based artists relies not only on his constant genre hopping, but on his ability to conjure up infectious, radio-ready melodies that sound just as relevant blaring from the speakers at an NFL football game as they do surging through a rented PA at a Saturday night church function. From the anthemic first single, “City on Our Knees” to the ultra-slick dancefloor igniter “Funky Jesus Music,” Tonight proves once again that tobyMac is Contemporary Christian Music’s biggest and brightest light (outside of the celestial object of its affections). ~ James Christopher Monger