Count me among the many music fans who don’t naturally associate urban hip-hop with Christian music. In theory, it just ain’t right. But in practice– at least when it comes to the artist known as TobyMac– it’s a marriage made in heaven.
Here’s my thing with music: There are certain genres I tend to write off altogether. Three of them happen to be urban (I lean rural), hip-hop (meh), and Christian (a bit cheesy for my taste). But good music is good music. If you dig an uber-modern sound but cringe at modern lyrics, you’ll love TobyMac. His stuff is clean and uplifting, yet perfectly blastable on the car stereo.
Weird, huh? Now that you’re curious, check out his new Christmas tune. “Christmas This Year” folds both the fun and spiritual aspects of the holiday into a bright, catchy track. This tune will stick in your head, but the great thing is you’ll want it there.