Welcome to Diverse City

Welcome to Diverse City

by tobyMac


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2004
Label: Forefront
UPC: 0724386641724
catalogNumber: 66417

Album Credits

Performance Credits

tobyMac   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 Credits

Randy 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
tobyMac   Programming,Producer
Bryon "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers   Composer
DJ Form   Cut
Josiah "Chuks" Bell   Composer,Programming,Producer
Math   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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Welcome to Diverse City 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ablum and all of his songs! They're AWESOME!!! I couldn't live without this CD!!!! You should really check it out!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS CD IS AMAZING!!!! It only further proves that we don't have to put up with old hymns to listen to praise and worship music. You can have the type of music you WANT to listen to, but with a good message. Toby Mac makes several great points in his songs, and his lyrics are amazing. They really make you think, and that fire in your soul ignites when you listen to this CD!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best album ever.It tells you that not all people are the same.So why should we treat people who don't look like us differently?God loves us all for who we are.That's the point I think TobyMac is trying to get across to us.So be a Freak and buy this album please!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best album that Toby has made. "Gone" is an awesome song that tells the story of a girl whose boyfriend is being a pain to her. And "Phenomenon" has a great beat along with addictive lyrics. You definitely want to buy this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an insperational cd for all of us teenagers, out here in this world.I would recomend this cd so much because,its not boring or fake, its real and fun!! it brings your spirit up, and most of all it teaches you!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Diverse City Crew has an amazing talent to bring new and exciting to music to the world. They truly live out the name Diversity in their music and their lives. Pick up this Cd and you won't be able to put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
toby mac is tight. he's showing the world that that us christians can rock better then other peoples
Guest More than 1 year ago
Diverse City is Da Bomb! Join the Freaks as they rock on to Tobymac! Gone is my personal favorite track on the album. The price is nothing for this rockin CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this cd Toby sends out messages about all different themes. Like "Atmosphere," the theme is about lonliness and if you are ever down just turn to God. He will always be there. All in All this cd is my favorite throughout my collection of cd's. I love it to death and Toby too. I would recommend this cd to anyone who likes a mixture of soft music and hard music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Is One Of The Best Christain Artists Out there.With his Combanation of Rap And Hip hop It Gets You Jumping And He Has Such Positive Messages.Its Great For All Ages.And His CD Momentum Is ALSO COOL!! TOBYMAC ROCKS!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is something new and fresh. All young, hip Christians should take a listen to this hip album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really liked this cd, ive hardly stopped listening to it since i got it!if ya dont have it yet, i think that you really should go get it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!