Welcome to Diverse Cityby tobyMac
TobyMac's second solo release is full of hip-hop attitude, funky backbeats, and rock 'n' roll grit-the kind of forceful musical statement he's been itching to make ever since his regular band, dc Talk, lost their urban edge and became a celebrated Christian pop band. Diverse City is aptly named, reflecting musical diversity while making a lyrical plea for the kind of multicultural acceptance society still grapples with a full 15 years after dc Talk first made this point. Musically, Diverse City is full of surprises, from the teeth-clenching aggression of opening track "Slam" to the pumping dance goove of "Diverse City" to the radio-ready pop of "Gone" to the smooth Latin guitar work punctuating "Atmosphere." TobyMac proves himself yet again to be one of a handful in Christian music for whom the word "artist" is truly applicable.
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Performance CreditstobyMac Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Baldridge Electric Guitar
Bootsy Collins Vocals
Mark Douthit Horn
Barry Green Horn
Mike Haynes Horn
Max Hsu Keyboards
Brent Milligan Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Lynn Nichols Guitar
Dave Rumsey Guitar
Mark Townsend Guitar
Tim Donahue Drums
Paul Wright Guitar
Dave Clo Guitar
Joe Weber Guitar
Jeff Savage Background Vocals
Michael Ripoll Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tyler Burkum Background Vocals
Darren King Drums
Brendan Haley Drums
Jamie Moore Bass
Nirva Dorsaint Vocals,Background Vocals
Kyle Whalum Bass
Josiah "Chuks" Bell Vocals
Brandon Estelle Vocals
Christopher Stevens Bass,Drums,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Paul Meany Bass,fender rhodes
Cary Barlowe Guitar
Melissa Brock Vocals
Tricia Brock Vocals
Matt Dally Guitar,Vocals
Dave Ghazarian Bass,Guitar
M.O.C. Track Performer
Truett McKeehan Rap
Joanna Valencia Background Vocals
Technical CreditsRandy Crawford Composer
Joe Baldridge Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,beats
Greg Ham Executive Producer
Max Hsu Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Toby McKeehan Composer
Brent Milligan Executive Producer
Pete York Executive Producer
Stacy Jones Composer
Marcelo Pennell Engineer
Tedd T. Programming,Engineer,Remixing
Joe Weber Composer
Dave Wyatt Engineer
Michael Linn Composer,Programming,Producer
Andy Selby Programming,Engineer
Jeff Savage Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Damon Riley Programming
Kerri McKeehan Stuart Groomer
DJ Maj Cut
Jamie Moore Composer,Engineer
Bryon "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers Composer
DJ Form Cut
Josiah "Chuks" Bell Composer,Programming,Producer
Rusty Varenkamp Engineer
Robert "Aurel M" Marvin Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brandon Estelle Composer
Christopher Stevens Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Editing
Paul Meany Composer
Cary Barlowe Composer
Melissa Brock Composer
Tricia Brock Composer
Matt Dally Composer
Dave Ghazarian Composer
Ivan Santiago Composer
Solomon Olds Composer
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diverse city is the best cd i've heard in a long time. it's got popular beats, but good lyrics, not at all suggestive. and tru-dog is sooooo cute!!! tobymac's momentum and momentum remix are phenomonal, too.
Welcome to Diverse City is one of my favorite cds! It has a great mixture of music and is very entertaining. The music is upbeat and fun to sing along to! I definately recommend this cd to everyone! TOBYMAC ROCKS!!!
i luv this CD!! i listen to it like every day! you do toby! my fav song in this is definally GOTTA GO. i think it funny and soo cool at the same time! BTW toby, you can move into MY atmosphere ANY time. i would also burn for you!
Toby Mac created an awesome album, with Diverse City, the diverse sounds of rock, rap, hip-hop, and funk make this album one of a kind. I guarantee that you will love it!!!!!!!!!!
Toby is the man! A raw mix of musical talent and his love for God shines completely throughout the album. Parents buy this for your children!!! You will not be disappointed from the results
I have been deeply into Christian Rock since 1998, and I have been a fan of DC Talk from the begining. Now that Toby is on his own, his music is a combination of rap, R & B, and rock. So many of my friends have been turned on to Toby Mac and his great music. Diverse City uses many musical techniques that are unused by artists today. The songs are so unique and unlike any other. I highly reccomend this CD. The message and music are so awesome. - Warren David of Holy Roar -
Welcome to Diverse City is truly diverse not only in the way it promotes racial diversity but in the way it displays a wide array of musical styles. From soft rap (Hey Now, Atmosphere, Poetically Correct)to almost hard rock(The Slam)to fun songs (Trudog:The Return)to songs that truly show tobyMacs faith in God(Burn For You, Gotta Go, Catchafire)plus more, the album tuly does have mass appeal to most musical genres. Whether you are looking for music that is hard-core christian or just something to help you escape from the world for a little while, Welcome to Diverse City is definitely a good buy. I personally can't wait for Tobys next album.
Tobymac's music has changed my life in so many ways and this is his best ever. Its thought provoking, inspirational, and its got a funky beat too! I strongly recommend it to anyone who loves great music with a great message!
this was probably the best christian rap CD i have ever heard if u dont have it your missing out on something incredible.
I would really recommend this CD. It is powerful but still cool! My favorite song is GONE. He tells girls to never let a guy disrespect them. I would also recommend that you go see the Diverse City Tour.
this cd is the greatest it makes you want to get up and dance. also it makes you want to praise the lord in song. i love this cd. this is one you have to buy!!!!!
This cd is great. It is a must have for anyone that likes rock, rap, soul, whatever. Diverse City is a very good title for this cd, because it is very diverse. Tobymac continues to amaze.
I love this cd.It is so awesome.I got this one before any of the other ones.Toby just sends out a great and powerful message in his music.All of the tracks on this album are awesome.I especially like Atmosphere.It is a powerful song that has a lot of meaning in it.I love both versions of that song.All in all Toby is a awesome man and a great song writer,and he defintly showed it on this album!
This just in that christian rap artist Toby Mac has changed the history of Christian hymes.He has changed the music for good with his hit songs "Irene","Diverse City",and many more!No longer any boring songs that could give anyone the zzzzzzzzz's!Toby Mac has made Christian music fun and hip hoppy!!!I recomend this cd to anyone who enjoys music!!!!!!!!
Waiting for TobyMac to give us another great Cd was well worth it! TobyMac has stepped it up in the music department when he came out with Welcome to Diverse City. They blend so much into this Cd that you can listen to it and never get tired. It is truely an inspiration.
This CD is so totally awesome if you like Christian Rock. Tobymac is totally devoted to God in his music and I love it! God is so totally awesome too! :)
This album was a good follow-up to Momentum, but not a great one. There were a couple of tracks that could have been left off of the CD ("Slam" and "Getaway Car" in my opinion), but the quality of the other tracks nearly make up for it. "Stories (Down to the Bottom)" is a great track that lets you know that everyone has problems but no problem is too big for God. And, of course, tobyMac's son, Tru-Dog is back on the scene with another track. His skills are definetly improving with each album. This CD is a must have for all toby Mac fans. I can't wait for the remix of this album to come out.
I have to say, after hearing this album, there is nothing like it! My style is usually more acoustic but this guy really knows how to catch everyone's attention and interest! I would recommend this album to absolutely anyone who likes a good listen, no matter your style. It's great that this album is one that you can just pop in and listen to in full, instead of having a few preferred tracks. The whole track listing has something special in each song. Check it out yourself!
Even though I don't own the CD myself, my friend at camp had it. And I totally flipped for it. Totally awesome is this Artist!!!
This one will be crossing over charts like nothing from the Christian industry will. This album displays Toby's ability to share that mike until the project bulges with talent. Almost as good as a night at the Apollo. Very few cd's have five or more talented songs per disc...and this ONE has over ten~ Best pick: "Happy Birthday Irene", encouraging every woman who has had it hard in this world. Breathes the word of God over every girl heart that hurts, and shows compassion from a man to a woman. Not to mention the sweet spanish guitar licks ..cool. I have met Toby at CBA and he shares his life as compassionately as you might hope for. This man is sold out for Jesus and music. Aimee
Diverse City is the CD that will change your view of christian rock.
This is a really good cd to buy having all different types of genres of music to hip hop, rock, pop, funk, and everything in between with a good message in every song. it's guranteed you will get what you payed for.And I am proud to be on his Street Team.
This latest album from Toby Mac has been long awaited and it was definatly worth the wait. Toby takes his music and raises it to the next level. I like every song on this album. I do not think that there is one bad song on this album. One song that really helped me to a difficult time. The song was "Gone". I had just stopped working for a band and this song spoke so much about how i was feeling. I would recommend this album to anyone at any age.