is the second full length studio album released by Christian singer Welcome to Diverse City TobyMac. The songs on this album deal with racial tolerance in society and a desire to know God better. Several other Christian artists appear on this CD, including Bootsy Collins ("Diverse City"), Coffee from GRITS ("Hey Now"), DJ Maj (Several songs), Papa San ("Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)"), Paul Wright ("Street Interlude"), Superchick ("Stories (Down to the Bottom)"), and T-Bone ("The Slam"). TobyMac also reunites dc Talk on vocals in a remix of his song "Atmosphere", the last track of the album.
Track listing [ edit ]
(featuring Coffee from GRITS) Toby McKeehan,
Cary Barlowe, Jaime Moore, Stacy Jones 3:44
(featuring Papa San & MOC) McKeehan,
Solomon Olds, Joe Baldridge 3:24
(featuring T-Bone) McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Joe Weber,
Rene Sotomayor 3:19
McKeehan, George Crawford, Jeff Savage
Gone" McKeehan, Stevens
"TruDog: The Return""
(featuring Bootsy Collins) McKeehan, Stevens
"Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
(featuring Superchick) McKeehan, Matt Dally, Patricia Brock, David Ghazarian, Max Hsu
McKeehan, Moore, Michael Linney, Barlowe
Burn for You" McKeehan, Robert Marvin, Josiah Bell
"Fresher Than a Night at the W"
( Soul-Junk cover) McKeehan, Glenn Galaxy, Stevens
McKeehan, Paul Meany
McKeehan, Savage, Randy Crawford
(featuring dc Talk) McKeehan, G. Crawford, Savage
Music videos [ edit ]
Guest appearances [ edit ]
The album debuted and peaked on the
at number 54, selling 21,000 copies that week. Billboard 200 [5 ]
U.S. Billboard 200
On 2005, the album won a
Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards. [6 ]
Songs in popular media [ edit ]
Welcome to Diverse City, particularly "The Slam", featured many mainstream appearances.
"The Slam" is the lead track for the opening episode of
Season One. Prison Break "The Slam" was also used in the movies
, Into the Blue , and Crank . Never Back Down "The Slam" was also used by wrestler Matt Cappotelli as an entrance theme while in OVW, a WWE developmental territory.
"Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)" appeared in the 2005
Usher film . In the Mix "Gone" appeared on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 versions of
, released in 2005. The Bible Game "Diverse City" appears on the Xbox dance game
, released in 2006. Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4 "Diverse City" also appears on the show
in the episode "The Wrath of Con". The song can be heard in the background at the college party that Veronica and Wallace go to. Veronica Mars
Additionally, songs from
Welcome to Diverse City were published on four consecutive WOW Hits albums.
Personnel [ edit ]
TobyMac - vocals, synthesizer Coffee - Vocals on "Hey Now"
Papa San, M.O.C. - Vocals on "Catachafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)
T-Bone - Vocals on "The Slam"
Max Hsu - Keys and synthesizer on "Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
Dave Ghazarian - Guitar and bass on "Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
Matt Dally - vocals and guitar on "Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
Brian Gocher - Synthesizer on "Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
Tricia Brock, Melissa Brock, Brandon Estelle - Vocals on "Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
Randy Crawford, TruDog - Vocals on "Gotta Go"
DC Talk - Vocals on "Atmosphere (Remix)"
Jaime Moore - Synthesizer, bass
Mike Haynes, Mark Douthit, Barry Green - Horns
Cary Barlowe - Guitar
DJ Form - DJ
Gabe Patillo - Beat box
Christopher Stevens - Synthesizer, drums, engineering, bass, additional vocals
Solomon Olds - Beats, synthesizer, electric guitar, bass, keys, Sitar, additional vocals
Joe Baldridge - Beats, synthesizer, guitar
DJ Maj - DJ
Joe Weber - Guitar
Mark Townsend - Guitar
Tim Donahue - drums
Brent Milligan - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jeff Savage - Synthesizer, additional vocals
Andy Selby - Synthesizer
Dave Clo - Guitar
Michael Linney - Synthesizer
Robert Marvin - Synthesizer
Josiah Bell - Synthesizer
Lynn Nichols - Guitar
Brian Haley - drums
Dave Rumsey - Guitar
Paul Meany - Bass, rhodes
Darren King - drums
Tedd T - Synthesizer
Damon Riley - Synthesizer
Michael Ripoli - Acoustic Guitar, electric guitar
Kyle Whalum - Bass
Nirva Dorsaint - Additional Vocals
Jason Eskridge - Additional Vocals
Joanna Valencia - Additional Vocals
Tyler Burkum - Additional Vocals
Paul Wright - Vocals on West Coast Kid
Byron "Mr.Talkbox" Chambers - Talkbox on Diverse City
References [ edit ]