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Encyclopedia > Dc Talk
dc Talk
Origin Flag of the United States Lynchburg, Virginia
Country United States
Years active 19892000
Genres Christian rock
Christian hip hop
Labels ForeFront Records
Members Toby McKeehan
Kevin Max
Michael Tait

dc Talk (also DC Talk and dc talk) is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. They began as a hip hop group, but in the mid-90s they reinvented themselves as a pop/rock group. In both instances, they found critical and commercial success in both the Christian music industry as well as the general market.[1] In 2000, the group was put on hiatus as its members pursued their individual solo careers. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as frontman for Christian music group dc Talk. ... Kevin Max (born August 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and poet. ... Press photo of Michael Tait. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as frontman for Christian music group dc Talk. ... Kevin Max (born August 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and poet. ... Press photo of Michael Tait. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... The Christian music industry is a small part of the larger music industry, that focuses on traditional gospel music, southern gospel music, and Contemporary Christian music. ... The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ...

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Musical career

The band's roots trace back to the late 1980s, when rapper/vocalist Toby McKeehan (tobyMac) started writing Christian hip hop under the moniker Caucatalk.[2] Michael Tait had recorded an independent demo Burden Lifter.[3] While attending Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, McKeehan met Michael Tait, and the two formed DC Talk and the One Way Crew in 1989.[4] They released a demo tape titled, Christian Rhymes to a Rhythm. Subsequently, Kevin Max (formerly Kevin Smith) joined the group, and they signed a recording contract with Forefront Records.[4][3] It has been widely believed that the explanation for the group's name is "decent Christian talk"; the lyrics of the songs Time Ta Jam, from their self-titled debut, and When DC Talks, from their second release Nu Thang support this. Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ...

You see D's for Decent, and you will agree ...

And C for Christian, 'cause that's what I am ...
Talk is for the lyrics, they're full of Spirit ...

 
— dc Talk, Extract from Time Ta Jam, DC Talk, 1989
D is for decent, I mean what I say ...

C is for christ, to the i-a-n ...
Talk's my tool, my gift to use ... dc Talk (also DC Talk and dc talk) is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. ...

 
— dc Talk, Extract from When DC Talks, Nu Thang, 1990

However, the name was initially chosen because McKeehan was from the Washington D.C. area, but ForeFront marketed them as "decent Christian talk" to gain audience in the then-obscure Christian hip hop arena.[5][6] Nu Thang is the second album released by dc Talk. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Creating Christian Rap

After signing the recording contract with ForeFront, the group released their self-titled debut album in 1989. It was one of the first rap albums in the genre of Christian music.[5] They gained a little crossover success when the "Heavenbound" music video received airplay on the BET network.[citation needed] Their second release, Nu Thang, and a Christmas album titled Yo, Ho, Ho!, were released in 1990.[4] Nu Thang received attention for its hip hop/pop stylings (a la M.C. Hammer, Fresh Prince and Public Enemy, whom they frequently sampled on Free at Last).[citation needed] By 1991, the trio were opening for Michael W. Smith and were awarded a Dove Award.[4][5] The release of their Rap, Rock, n' Soul video garnered a wider audience for the group.[5] This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nu Thang is the second album released by dc Talk. ... MC Hammer (later Hammer), real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, (born March 30, 1962) was an early mainstream rapper, known for his baggy genie pants and catchy hooks on songs like U Cant Touch This. Early Life MC Hammer was born in Oakland, California. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Free at Last is the third album released by dc Talk. ... // Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957, to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed Smitty, is a Christian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (shortened to GMA Dove Awards), known as the GMA Music Awards in 2006 and a few years before but better known even then as the Dove Awards, were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian...


In 1992, the group released Free at Last, which eventually went platinum. The album produced six Christian radio hits[citation needed] and it stayed at the #1 spot on the Billboard CCM sales charts for 34 weeks.[4][5] Free at Last also garnered the group's first Grammy award for Best Rock Gospel Album in 1994.[4] The success of the album is attributed to the group moving away from a strictly rap sound to a blend of hip hop and pop.[5] The album also prompted the filming of a movie with the same name.[4] Free at Last is the third album released by dc Talk. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ...


Jesus Freak

The group's fourth album, Jesus Freak, was released in 1995, and it achieved the highest first week sales of any Christian release in history.[4] This album had a more pop-rock oriented sound, with little hip hop to be found. The music was much more similar to a fusion of the musical stylings of Nirvana, U2, or the Red Hot Chili Peppers than M.C. Hammer. [7] The album also introduced the group to the secular audience; Just Between You and Me reached #12 on Casey's Top 40 while the video received regular airtime on MTV and VH1.[4] With the release of the album, the group launched a massive tour titled the Freakshow Tour,[4] which took the trio across the United States, Canada and Europe. The group released a live video titled Live in Concert: Welcome To The Freak Show which contained footage from the Freakshow tour.[5] An audio CD of the soundtrack from the video was also released under the same title. Jesus Freak also marked a milestone in the group's career as they signed a deal with Virgin Records in 1996 to distribute their music to the mainstream market.[4][5] The group also co-authored two books titled, Jesus Freaks and Jesus Freaks II in collaboration with The Voice of the Martyrs. The books contain the shortened biographies and incidents in the lives of famous and lesser-known Christians who stood up for their faith. Jesus Freak is the fourth album released by dc Talk. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Nirvana was an American rock band that formed in Aberdeen, Washington. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... MC Hammer (later Hammer), real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, (born March 30, 1962) was an early mainstream rapper, known for his baggy genie pants and catchy hooks on songs like U Cant Touch This. Early Life MC Hammer was born in Oakland, California. ... Caseys Top 40 was a CHR/Pop music countdown that was hosted by Casey Kasem and distrubted by Westwood One from 1989-1998. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Jesus Freaks Jesus Freaks is a 1999 book by dc Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs. ... Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is the name of several related Christian organizations founded through the influence of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand in such countries as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. ...


Supernatural

Supernatural, released in 1998, was their last all-new studio album. Upon release, the album overtook Jesus Freak to set a new record for the highest first week sales for a Christian release.[4] It debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 charts, an unprecedented event for a Christian rock album.[5] Supernatural abandoned the hip hop/rap style found on the group's earlier releases to settle for the pop/rock sound.[5] The group has stated in The Supernatural Experience video that this album was different; it was a collaborative effort of all three members.[5] The songs "Consume Me" and "My Friend (So Long)" received their fair share of radio play on Modern Rock, Contemporary Christian, and Alternative outlets. The group then embarked an a 60-city tour across the United States titled, The Supernatural Experience. Footage from the tour was combined with interviews and released as The Supernatural Experience video. Supernatural is the sixth album released by dc Talk. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 2000, dc Talk hosted a show titled "Intermission: A Decade of dc Talk".[3] A compilation album titled Intermission was then released. Intermission... contains many of their previously recorded songs either remixed or in their original formats. Two new songs, Chance and Sugar Coat It, were recorded for the album. See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 2000s in music. ... Intermission: the Greatest Hits (often just called Intermission) is the seventh album released by dc Talk. ...


Solo efforts

In 2000, the members announced that they would be taking a break from the group to pursue solo efforts[5], and they released the Solo: Special Edition EP. Solo contained two new songs from each member's solo ventures and a live version of 40 performed by the group.[5] See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 2000s in music. ...


tobyMac

Main article: tobyMac

Toby McKeehan assumed the stage name of tobyMac. 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 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 March 2007 and debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200.[8] This album contains "Made to Love". He has had considerable success in the mainstream market. Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... Momentum is the first album released by Toby McKeehan under the name tobyMac. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... Welcome to Diverse City is the second full length studio album released by Christian singer tobyMac. ... Portable Sounds is the third full-length studio album, from Christian artist tobyMac. ...


Tait

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.[9] Tait is planning to release Loveology in 2007, an album he has been working on for a few years.[citation needed] Press photo of Michael Tait. ... Tait is a Christian rock band. ...


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 is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2007. Kevin Max (born August 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and poet. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... An EP album by recording artist Kevin Max, initially released independently in 2004 and later by Northern Records in 2005, Between the Fence and the Universe is a compilation of songs that Max initially recorded for his sophomore album for Nashville-based Forefront Records, following his critically-acclaimed debut album... Northern Records is a Christian Music record label, founded in 1999. ... The Imposter is the second full-length album (after the critically-acclaimed Stereotype Be) by American song writer and dc Talk member Kevin Max. ... Holy Night is a Christmas album by dc Talk member and solo artist Kevin Max. ... The Blood is an upcoming album by Christian music artist Kevin Max to be released October 2, 2007. ...


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


Reunion

In September 2002, dc Talk reunited to record and release a single about the September 11, 2001 attacks, entitled "Let's Roll." 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for September, 2002. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The catchphrase lets roll has been used extensively as a term to move and start an activity, attack, mission or project. ...


In 2004, Toby McKeehan and Michael Tait reunited to write a book called "Under God". The book chronicles America's struggle with racism. Featured in the book are stories about Rosa Parks, Emmett Till, and Martin Luther King, Jr.. They also released a sequel called, "Living Under God", following the same formula. Under God is a collection of inspirational stories, many historical and with a Christian perspective, by Toby Mac and Michael Tait of the Christian rock group dc Talk, published in 2004. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Emmett Louis Bobo Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American teenager from Chicago, Illinois who died in what has been characterized as a brutal murder[1] in a region of Mississippi known as the Mississippi Delta in the small town of Money in Leflore County. ... “MLK” redirects here. ...


In 2004, dc Talk reunited for a remix of tobyMac's "Atmosphere" as the final track of the Welcome to Diverse City album. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Welcome to Diverse City is the second full length studio album released by Christian singer tobyMac. ...


In September 2005, dc Talk briefly reunited during a concert in Washington state. They played the songs, "In the Light" and "Jesus Freak." Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... The song Jesus Freak is the title track to the 1995 CD by Christian band dc Talk. ...


There were rumors of a possible reunion tour, though Kevin Max denied the rumors. He wrote on his official website's message board, "DC Talk is something of the past. In order for DC Talk to be anything of the future, it will be up to each individual member to come together to create something that is lasting and substantial. There is an audience out there interested in seeing DC Talk back together as a group and as an entertaining and creative force, but I feel that the spirit of the thing is dead. I appreciated the time that we had together those many years, and I thank God many times over for allowing me to be a part of something that was so far reaching and helped so many people, but to be honest, just doing a show to do a show is not interesting to me. It must be thought out, creative and passionate." Kevin Max (born August 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and poet. ...


In a recent concert, Michael Tait denied rumours of dc Talk's coming back, saying that he was focusing now on his band, Tait.


On January 12, 2006, Gotee Records (founded by dc Talk's tobyMac) announced the production of a 10th anniversary Jesus Freak tribute album entitled, FREAKED!. This album, which was released in June 2006, features songs from such Gotee Records artists as Relient K, Sarah Kelly, House of Heroes, Verbs, Liquid, and Family Force 5. It also features a reunion of the Gotee Brothers. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gotee Records (established 1994) is a record label founded by dc Talk member Toby McKeehan (professionally known as tobyMac), Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood. ... Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... Jesus Freak is the fourth album released by dc Talk. ... Freaked! is a tribute album which is being released by Gotee Records on June 20, 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gotee Records (established 1994) is a record label founded by dc Talk member Toby McKeehan (professionally known as tobyMac), Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood. ... Relient K (IPA: /ɹɛl. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... House of Heroes is a Christian rock band from Columbus, Ohio. ... A verb is a part of speech that usually denotes action (bring, read), occurrence (to decompose (itself), to glitter), or a state of being (exist, live, soak, stand). Depending on the language, a verb may vary in form according to many factors, possibly including its tense, aspect, mood and voice. ... A liquid will usually assume the shape of its container A liquid is one of the main states of matter. ... Family Force 5 (often abbreviated as FF5, formerly known as The Phamily and The Brothers) is a Christian band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. ...


In August 2006, an album titled The Early Years was released. It is a compilation of songs from their first three albums. The Early Years is a dc Talk album released in 2006. ...


On December 26, 2006, a 10th Anniversary Special Edition Jesus Freak album was released.


Despite the lack of a recent group CD, Christian radio stations continue to play the band's music heavily. As the three friends find success separately, millions of fans across the world hopefully wait for dc Talk to reunite. In a recent interview, Tobymac talked about a possible reunion tour "at some point".


It has been mentioned, as of 2007, by certain members of DC Talk management that there may be some type of reunion (whether album, tour, or both, is not certain) in the fall of 2008.[10]


Collaborations

  • In 1991, they collaborated with Carman on his Addicted to Jesus record.
  • They collaborated with CCM artist, Steven Curtis Chapman on his 1992 album, The Great Adventure with the track Got 2 b tru. The track begins with a bit of rap from the song, "Nu Thang", and continues with Steven Curtis Chapman starting to rap. The rest of the band comes in later, with Toby rapping the second verse.
  • dc Talk sang a cover version of the Larry Norman original, "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" on the album One Way: The Songs Of Larry Norman which was released by Forefront in 1995.
  • They participated in Rocketown Records's Exodus album in 1998 with the song, "My Will".
  • They contributed in 1998 to The Prince of Egypt Inspirational Soundtrack with the song, "My Deliverer," and to The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack on the song "Humanity," which featured a number of well-known musicians.

Carman Dominic Licciardello (born January 19, 1956) is a Christian singer. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA) is a contemporary Christian musician who has won five Grammy awards and more Gospel Music Association awards than any other artist in history. ... Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Rocketown Records is an independent record label which was started in 1996 by Michael W. Smith. ...

Beliefs

The group is notable for its stances against racism (especially in "Colored People", second track of Jesus Freak), as well as the uncompromised Christian message in its music. "We're very open about our Christian faith," says 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." Racism is a belief or concept that inherent differences between people (such as those upon which the concept of race is based) determine cultural or individual achievement, and may involve the idea that ones own race is superior. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who...


Other activities

Apart from music, the members of dc Talk have involved themselves in other activities. In collaborating with the Voice of the Martyrs, they have released books detailing the lives and stories of people who stood up for their belief in God. Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is the name of several related Christian organizations founded through the influence of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand in such countries as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. ...


Literature

  • Jesus Freaks (1999)
  • Live Like a Jesus Freak (2001)
  • Jesus Freaks Volume II: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World Fearing God, Not Man (2002)
  • Jesus Freaks: Revolutionaries (2005)
  • Jesus Freaks: Martyrs (2005)

Jesus Freaks Jesus Freaks is a 1999 book by dc Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs. ...

E.R.A.C.E.

In 1998, the group founded the E.R.A.C.E. foundation to combat racism.[11] The foundation was started after four years of discussion and planning with manager Dan Pitts and Gotee Records President, Joey Elwood. Gotee Records (established 1994) is a record label founded by dc Talk member Toby McKeehan (professionally known as tobyMac), Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood. ...


The primary aim of the foundation is to educate and equip America's youth with "an understanding of the importance of interracial unity". The foundation works on healing historically divided groups and healing rifts within the society.[11] Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


E.R.A.C.E. was launched in September of 1997 when dc Talk participated in the "Racial Reconciliation Rally" in Little Rock, Ark. The rally was part of a weeklong emphasis on racial reconciliation.[11]


Discography

Main article: Dc Talk discography

dc Talk (also DC Talk and dc talk) is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. ... dc Talk (also DC Talk and dc talk) is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. ... Nu Thang is the second album released by dc Talk. ... Free at Last is the third album released by dc Talk. ... Jesus Freak is the fourth album released by dc Talk. ... Welcome to the Freak Show is the fifth album released by dc Talk, and their first official live recording. ... Supernatural is the sixth album released by dc Talk. ... Intermission: the Greatest Hits (often just called Intermission) is the seventh album released by dc Talk. ... The Early Years is a dc Talk album released in 2006. ... Greatest Hits is an album by dc Talk that include some of their best songs over the years. ...

Literature

Title Year
Jesus Freaks 1999
Live Like a Jesus Freak 2001
Jesus Freaks Volume II: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World Fearing God, Not Man 2002
Jesus Freaks: Revolutionaries 2005
Jesus Freaks: Martyrs 2005

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Videography

Title Year RIAA Certification
Rap, Rock, and Soul 1992
Narrow is the Road 1994 Gold
Welcome to the Freak Show 1997, 2003 Gold
The Supernatural Experience 1999, 2003
Free at Last: the Movie 2002

In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Welcome to the Freak Show is the fifth album released by dc Talk, and their first official live recording. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Free at Last: the Movie is the first DVD released by dc Talk. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Gospel Music Awards

Name Year Award Title
Nu Thang 1991 Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year
I Love Rap Music 1992 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Rap, Rock & Soul 1992 Long Form Music Video of the Year
Can I Get a Witness? 1993 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Jesus Is Just Alright 1994 Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Socially Acceptable 1994 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Luv Is A Verb 1995 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year
dc Talk 1996 Artist of the Year
Jesus Freak 1996 Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Jesus Freak 1996 Song of the Year
Between You and Me 1997 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Like It, Love It, Need It 1997 Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Jesus Freak 1997 Short Form Music Video of the Year
Colored People 1998 Short Form Music Video of the Year
Exodus 1999 Special Event Album of the Year
The Supernatural Experience 2000 Long Form Music Video of the Year
Dive 2001 Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year

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Grammy Awards

Title Year Label(s) Award name
Free at Last 1993 ForeFront Best Rock Gospel Album
Jesus Freak 1996 ForeFront Best Rock Gospel Album
Welcome to the Freak Show 1997 ForeFront Best Rock Gospel Album
Solo 2001 ForeFront
Virgin
Best Rock Gospel Album

Free at Last is the third album released by dc Talk. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Jesus Freak is the fourth album released by dc Talk. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Welcome to the Freak Show is the fifth album released by dc Talk, and their first official live recording. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Solo is the eighth album released by dc Talk. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... ForeFront Records logo Forefront Records was also a hardcore punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ...

Charting Single

Year Title Chart Positions[1] Album
Billboard Hot 100 US Adult Top 40 US Adult Contemporary US Top 40 Mainstream
1996 "Between You and Me" #29 #11 #24 #15 Jesus Freak

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ... The Adult Contemporary chart lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Jesus Freak is the fourth album released by dc Talk. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ DC Talk tickets: DC Talk Concert Tour Schedule Show Ticket Broker
  3. ^ a b c dc Talk Timeline
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l dc Talk homepage
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Soupernatural Movie Soundtrack - dc Talk Bio
  6. ^ DC Talk Examined: Article as it appears in The Christian Conscience June 1996
  7. ^ DC Talk allmusic profile
  8. ^ Christianrock.net News
  9. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Tait Discography
  10. ^ CMSpin.com: TobyMac interview
  11. ^ a b c the E.R.A.C.E. foundation - our history

External links


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dc Talk's Intermission (486 words)
The 17 songs were chosen by fans and the members of dc Talk, and although you'd expect a few mediocre songs with that many choices, the album is free of so-so songs.
Most dc Talk fans already own their albums so two new songs and a slew of past hits is a bit lame.
If you're already a dc Talk fan you probably have most of these songs, but there might be enough extra goodies to entice you to buy it.
Dc Talk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (991 words)
dc Talk is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait.
This time, dc Talk had reinvented themselves as a pop-rock act, with little to no hip hop to be found.
In September 2005, dc Talk briefly reunited during a concert in Washington state.
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