I’d never heard of tobyMac before attending Spirit West Coast Monterey a few years back. I showed up to the mainstage, not knowing who was coming. The crowd was a sea of people holding these funny shaped oblong balloons that said tobyMac on them. I watched and waited. As they took the stage it quickly became apparent the style was going to be a combination of rap and hip hop beats. If you’d told me ahead of time that I’d come away a fan of a group with this style music, I’d of laughed out loud. Little did I know… I had such a blast.
The music was great. The energy was awesome. I spent the set bobbing up and down with the crowd, like I was some teenager. It was a fever of fun.
Like Michael Tait, who now fronts the Newsboys, tobyMac started with a group called D.C. Talk. He’s a veteran performer with a true heart for God and others.