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Dc Talk

dc Talk is a Christian Contemporary music (CCM) band. They are among the most popular of groups to incorporate hip hop influences into their gospel-inflected rock. Their fourth album, Jesus Freak, debuted higher on the US Billboard charts than any other gospel group in history. Their latest album is Intermission (2000; see 2000 in music).

The band started as the one-man hip hop act of Toby McKeehan of Washington D.C. He met Michael Tait and Kevin Max at Liberty University, and they decided to turn dc Talk into a band. All three members sing, but they choose to work with the Gotees for music.

In the beginning, Toby and Michael were the only members, and they were looking for another singer. So, soon Kevin Max had joined the group and the trio was soon signed with Forefront Records, a popular gospel label. They moved to Nashville, TN, where they released their self-titled debut album in 1989.

dc Talk's music has won numerous Dove Awards, along with three Grammy Awards, proving that they have the ability to break down the walls between Christian and secular listeners. "We're very open about our Christian faith," says Toby McKeehan, "but when we make our records we want to create a musical experience that anyone can immerse themselves in." But still, he says, "one of our goals is to encourage listeners to question themselves and to seek out truth."

Recently, the trio announced that they would be attempting solo acts. Toby McKeehan, under the name tobyMac, released a hip hop album named Momentum in 2001. Kevin Max and Tait soon followed suit with Stereotype Be and Empty, both being released in 2001. Since then, tobyMac has released Re:mix Momentum (July 2003), and Tait has released Lose This Life (November 2003). A second solo release is expected from Kevin Max, and tobyMac's second new solo album is to be released later this year.

In September 2002, dc Talk released a single together about September 11th, entitled Let's Roll.

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1 Members
2 Discography
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