September 6, 2012


On Spotify: Who the %$#@ Is TobyMac?

Rick Diamond
Rick Diamond

Christian rapper-turned-pop singer TobyMac has the No. 1 album in the country, with his recently released sixth album Eye On It selling more than 70,000 copies its first week. It's only the third time in history a Christian album has topped the charts and the first since Leann Rimes' 1997 album You Light Up My Life - Inspirational Songs. So who is he? TobyMac (Toby McKeehan to his parents) has been releasing albums for more than 20 years, first as a member of the Grammy-winning Christian rap trio DC Talk and later as a solo artist, where he's earned seven Grammy nominations (winning in 2009 for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for Alive and Transported). Get familiar with the biggest artist in the country (for this week, at least) with our TobyMac Playlist below, featuring 40 songs from both his solo career and DC Talk.