Momentum (TobyMac album)

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Momentum
Studio album by TobyMac
Released November 6, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Christian hip hop, rapcore, Christian rock
Length 50:50
Label ForeFront
Producer Greg Ham, David Bach, TobyMac, and Pete Stewart.
TobyMac chronology
Momentum (2001) This Christmas (2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 starsAllmusic review
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[1]
HM Magazine Mostly positive[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[3]

Momentum is the first album released by Toby McKeehan under the name TobyMac.

The album was well received in the world of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and was nominated for a Grammy when it was released in 2001. It contains a message of tolerance, in line with TobyMac's personal push for diversity in society.

Musically it has an urban pop sound which HM commented contains shadows of early dc Talk material.[2] Other Christian music artists to appear on this CD include Kirk Franklin ("J Train"), Joanna Valencia ("Somebody's Watching", "Irene", "Wondering Why", "Do You Know"), GRITS ("Don't Bring Me Down"), and Adrienne Liesching ("What's Goin' Down"). This CD prompted a remix album called Re:Mix Momentum, which was released in 2003. There is an alternate album cover for this album.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Get This Party Started"   Toby McKeehan, Pete Stewart, Michael-Anthony Taylor 2:24
2. "What's Goin' Down"   McKeehan, Stewart, Stephen Stills 3:42
3. "Irene"   McKeehan, George Crawford, Jeff Savage 4:12
4. "Toby's Mac" (Interlude)   0:45
5. "J Train" (featuring Kirk Franklin) McKeehan, Randy Crawford, Savage 3:27
6. "Do You Know"   McKeehan, Taylor 3:55
7. "Tru-Dog" (Interlude)   1:06
8. "Momentum"   McKeehan, Stewart, Taylor 3:23
9. "Yours"   McKeehan, Stewart 3:52
10. "The Quiet Storm" (Interlude)   0:34
11. "Wonderin' Why"   McKeehan, Taylor 3:42
12. "Somebody's Watching"   McKeehan, Taylor 3:15
13. "Triple Skinny" (Interlude)   0:32
14. "Love is in the House"   McKeehan, Stewart 5:18
15. "Extreme Days"   McKeehan, Jamie Rowe, Taylor 3:40
16. "Don't Bring Me Down" (Interlude)   2:02
17. "In The Air"   McKeehan 4:02
18. "Afterword" (Interlude)   1:02
Total length:
50:50

"What's Goin' Down" is based on the Buffalo Springfield song For What It's Worth".

Music videos[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Awards[edit]

Momentum has been certified Gold by RIAA.[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

  • TobyMac - Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Drum Programming
  • Mooki - Background Vocals, Drum Programming, Keyboards
  • Pete Stewart - Guitars, Bass, Wurlitzer, Programming, Background Vocals
  • Jeff Savage - Programming, B3, Keyboards, Turntables, Piano, Analog Bass, Background Vocals
  • Brian Haley - Drums
  • Barry Graul - Guitars
  • Tony Lucido - Bass
  • Dave Wyatt - Keyboards
  • Michael Ripoll - Guitars
  • Scott Savage - Percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bain, David (January 2002). "Toby Mac - Momentum". Cross Rhythms (67). 
  2. ^ a b Bandoppler, Treble (January–February 2002). "Reviews / Momentum". HM Magazine (93): 54. ISSN 1066-6923. 
  3. ^ DiBiase, John (2001-11-06). "tobyMac, "Momentum" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05.