tobyMac

BIO

TobyMac, one of the pioneers of Christian Rap and Hip Hop, was born Kevin Michael McKeehan on October 22, 1964 in Fairfax, Virginia.


Signed to forefront Records, Toby is also one of the co-founders of Gotee Records.


Married to Amanda (Mandy) Levy in 1994, the couple has five children: Truett, born September 4, 1998, twins Moses and Marlee who were adopted in 2002, Leo, born on November 2, 2004 and Judah, born March 24, 2006.


tobyMac Notable Quotes:

  • - "I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone's mind and heart. Other songs can just drop what I call, 'the joy bomb' on somebody. I fight really hard to remain unjaded — to keep believing that you can actually walk into a studio and write a song that breathes life. That's the hardest fight for a guy who's been doing this for a while; it's easy to fall into the trap of just making it your job. But I still believe that songs matter."

  • - "Every line I write, I'm thinking about how to serve humankind, whether they're people who share in the faith I have or not."

  • - "No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you have a life, and you can take it an make it yours, or you can give it away to God."

tobyMac Trivia

  • - His music has been featured in movies (Hangman's Curse, Transporter 2, Aeon Flux, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), TV shows (Prison Break, The Women's Murder Club, Roswell), sports (NBA, WWE, NFL and NASCAR) and in commercials for everything from Dr. Phil's show to Volvo cars).

  • - He has sold over 11 million albums, 8 million of them being from his time with dcTalk.

tobyMac Discography:

  • - Eye On It, 2012
  • - Dubbed & Freq'd: A Remix Project, 2012
  • - Christmas in Diverse City, 2011
  • - Tonight, 2010 (Made it to #6 on the Billboard Top 200 and reached #1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart; selling 79,000 units in its first week)
  • - Alive and Transported, 2008
  • - Portable Sounds, 2007
  • - Renovating Diverse City, 2005
  • - Welcome to Diverse City, 2004
  • - RE:MIX Momentum, 2003
  • - Momentum, 2001

tobyMac Dove Awards:

  • - 2013 - Artist of the Year
  • - 2013 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Eye On It
  • - 2013 - Recorded Music Packaging - Eye On It
  • - 2013 - Short Form Video - "Eye On It"
  • - 2012 - Recorded Music Packaging - Christmas In Diverse City
  • - 2011 - Rock Contemporary Album of the Year - Tonight
  • - 2011 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "City On Our Knees"
  • - 2009 - Long Form Video - "Alive and Transported"
  • - 2008 - Artist of the Year
  • - 2008 - Short Form Video - "Boomin"
  • - 2008 - Rock Contemporary Album of the Year - Portable Sounds
  • - 2006 - Rock Recorded Song of the Year - "The Slam"
  • - 2006 - Special Event Album of the Year - Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • - 2005 - Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year - Welcome to Diverse City
  • - 2003 - Short Form Video - "Irene"
  • - 2005 - Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year - Momentum
  • - 2006 - Rap / Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year - "Somebody's Watching Me"

**Note - With dcTalk, Toby won an additional 17 Doves. **


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