tobyMac biography

Oleh: Tom
January 5, 2011

TobyMac portrettobyMac has always been a man driven and committed in every area of his life, whether it’s as a husband, father, performer, and song-writer or as a producer. Kevin Michael McKeehan Known by his stage name tobyMac, was Born on October22, 1964. He grew up in Fairfax, Northern Virginia in the shadow of Washington, D.C. It is here where he fell in love with the beats, rhymes and production of early rap Music.

He was one of the first major Christian rappers. Together with fellow artist Michael Tait formed a singing trio, DC Talks at Liberty University in Lynchburg in 1987. He was later to recruit fellow classmate Kevin Max Smith in 1988. During this period together they released their first “Album DC” Talk. After this they released a series of albums which went from gold to platinum. In 2001 they all went solo. He started his Solo Career as a Christian rap artist which he has done well beyond his own imagination. In that same year he recorded his first solo Christian album “Momentum” which gained five Dove Awards and a Grammy nomination. Since then he has released three other albums with over 10 songs each.

Other than a recording artist he is also a Producer and a song writer. He is the founder/Creator of E.R.A.C.E., a non-profit foundation that promotes racial reconciliation. As a writer and author Toby Mac has written two books together with Michael Tait and Kevin Max entitled, Jesus freaks: DC talks and the Voice of the Martyrs- Stories of those who stood for Jesus, The ultimate Jesus freaks, and, Jesus Freaks: Revolutionaries: Stories of Revolutionaries who Changed Their World: Fearing God not Man (Jesus Freaks). These books are mainly focused on Christian Martyrs. He went ahead and wrote two other books with Michael Tait one titled, under God and another titled discovering your Part in God’s Plan. He has written a fifth book called City On Our Knees.

As a father and husband Toby has 5 kids and a loving wife who they have been married since 1994. He also likes the color green, golf and popcorn.

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