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Friday, September 19, 2008

Solo efforts


Main article: tobyMac

Toby McKeehan assumed the stage name of tobyMac, a name that was first mentioned in the lyrics of "Jesus Is Still Alright" when McKeehan rapped, "tobyMac, and the Mac is back no slack" . He has focused mostly on the pop/hip-hop genre. His first solo album was Momentum. It was released in 2001 and included the hits, "J Train," "Somebody's Watching Me," "Irene," "Extreme Days," "Get this Party Started," and "Love is in the House." Since then, he has released two other full albums and two remixed albums. Welcome to Diverse City came out in 2004, containing "Diverse City," "Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)," "Gone," "Burn for You," and the remix of "Atmosphere," which featured his former bandmates. Portable Sounds came out in February 2007 and debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200.[9] This album contains "Made to Love". He has had considerable success in the mainstream market.


Main article: Michael Tait

Michael Tait pursued his solo efforts with the band, Tait. The band's first release was Empty, which included the single Loss for Words. Lose This Life was the follow-up album released in 2003. It contained the singles Lose This Life, God Can You Hear Me, and a hidden track, Christmas Song.[10] Tait is planning to release Loveology in 2007, an album he has been working on for a few years.[citation needed] Tait also featured in the Rock Opera !Hero, as the main character, Hero. The production is a modern retelling of Jesus' life, as if he were born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Kevin Max

Main article: Kevin Max

Kevin Max has released five albums since the group's hiatus. Stereotype Be was released by Forefront Records in 2001, and included the singles You, Be, and Existence. Between the Fence and the Universe was an EP released by Northern Records in 2004. The Imposter was released in 2005 by Northern Records. Holy Night, a Christmas album, was also released in 2005 by Northern Records. The Blood was released on December 26, 2007 by Infinity Music Distribution. It featured covers of several well known gospel songs, both classic and contemporary, as well the original song One Way, One Blood. The Blood featured collaborations with several other artists, including dc Talk, Chris Sligh, Amy Grant, and others.

Kevin enjoys updating his fans with blog posts and video blogs on his website, and since leaving the group has had more children.

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