Hip Hop Artist TEDASHII Scotres Highest Debut with Below Paradise Hitting No. 17 Debut On Billboard's Top 200
Hip hop artist Tedashii has released his most successful album to date with Below Paradise. The album debuted at No. 17 on the Top 200 Billboard Album chart and sold more than 13,800 units since it released just one week ago. The album has also taken the No. 1 spot on the Gospel chart while also grabbing the No. 2 positions on the Rap, Independent and Christian charts.
Below Paradise, Tedashii's fourth career studio release, features such artists as Lecrae, Trip Lee, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Kam Parker, Christon Gray and Britt Nicole. The project can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, as well as in stores such as Family Christian, LifeWay, Mardel, and select Walmart stores. The deluxe version is available exclusively through iTunes, which includes three bonus tracks that features KB, Dimitri McDowell, and Derek Minor.
You can pick up Below Paradise from Reach Records' here.
"In March of 2013 I had the worst day of my life," shares Tedashii. "The loss of my son changed me forever. I experienced grief and sorrow to the depth of my soul. The veil was lifted, the smoke cleared and all I had was pain. Instantly phrases like, 'It's all good' or 'It'll be ok' were cliche and, at best, empty promises. The comfort of life with no pain was gone and I saw the world in an entirely new way. I felt forsaken, alone, and in a place of darkness that has been kept masked by a focus on only the good side of this life. The reality of being a Christian and suffering so harsh a thing was hard for me to grasp."
Below Paradise is filled with true authenticity and uncut honesty during this season of his life. "This album is my journal shared publicly with everyone during this difficult journey as I worked to understand all I felt, experienced, and believed. I am human, I am hurt, I am His. By His grace I am what I am. I pray this will be an album that all can feel, even if you can't relate, and be moved to true emotions about the reality of life in a harsh world with a loving God, below paradise."