Alive and Transported

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Alive and Transported
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Live album by tobyMac
Released May 27, 2008 (2008-05-27)
Recorded November 10, 2007
Genre Christian hip hop, Christian rock
Length 73:34
Label ForeFront
tobyMac chronology
Portable Sounds
(2007)Portable Sounds2007
Alive and Transported
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Christian Music Review 9/10 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[2]

Alive and Transported is a live album by Christian hip hop artist tobyMac. It was released on May 27, 2008 and debuted at No. 112 on the Billboard 200,[3] and also placed at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. It is currently sold as a CD/DVD combo (audio tracks on the CD and videos of the live show, along with other special features, on the DVD). The live show recorded for the album was also played on Monday, June 9, 2008, in movie theaters.[4] The film was filmed at the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center in Cypress, Texas.

At the 51st Grammy Awards of February 2009, Alive and Transported won the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album award.[5] TobyMac said, "It's an honor to win my first Grammy as a solo artist. I still can't believe it, it's truly humbling. My band and I worked hard on this project and it really is the culmination of diverse people collaborating."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Original studio recording on Length
1. "Intro" Toby McKeehan - 0:50
2. "Ignition" McKeehan, Trevor McNevan, Christopher Stevens Portable Sounds 3:26
3. "Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)" McKeehan, Solomon Olds, Joe Baldridge Welcome to Diverse City 3:07
4. "Boomin'" McKeehan, Stevens Portable Sounds 3:36
5. "No Ordinary Love" McKeehan, Randy Crawford, Dave Wyatt Portable Sounds 2:26
6. "J Train" McKeehan, R. Crawford, Jeff Savage Momentum 4:40
7. "Gone" McKeehan, Stevens Welcome to Diverse City 3:23
8. "Irene" McKeehan, George Crawford, Savage Momentum 4:03
9. "I'm for You" McKeehan, Cary Barlowe, Aaron Rice Portable Sounds 3:57
10. "In the Light" (Charlie Peacock cover) Charlie Peacock Jesus Freak 1:57
11. "Yours" McKeehan, Pete Stewart Momentum 3:54
12. "The Slam" McKeehan, Stevens, Joe Weber, Rene Sotomayor Welcome to Diverse City 4:47
13. "Love is in the House" McKeehan, Stewart Momentum 2:52
14. "Atmosphere" McKeehan, G. Crawford, Savage Welcome to Diverse City 2:18
15. "Lose My Soul" McKeehan, Michael Ripoll, Stevens Portable Sounds 4:47
16. "Diverse City" McKeehan, Stevens Welcome to Diverse City 3:17
17. "Made to Love" McKeehan, Barlowe, Jamie Moore, Rice Portable Sounds 4:10
18. "Burn for You" Toby McKeehan, Robert Marvin, Josiah Bell Welcome to Diverse City 4:32
19. "Jesus Freak" (dc Talk cover) McKeehan, Mark Heimermann Jesus Freak 3:40
20. "Extreme Days" McKeehan, Jamie Rowe, Michael-Anthony Taylor Momentum 3:37
21. "Made to Love" (Reprise) McKeehan, Barlowe, Moore, Rice - 4:15

Music videos[edit]

Artists who contributed[edit]


  • Toby "TobyMac" McKeehan - Lead Vocals
  • Nirva "Nirvessence" Dorsaint-Ready - Vocals
  • Gabriel "GabeReal" Patillo - Vocals, Trumpet, Beatbox
  • Deshon "Shonlock" Bullock - Vocals
  • Tim Rosenau - Guitars, Trumpet, Vocals
  • Brian "Dabomb" Haley - Drums
  • Dave "D-dubb" Wyatt - Keyboards, Programming, Vocals
  • Todd "Toddiefunk" Lawton - Bass
  • Mike "DJ Maj" Allen - Turntables, Tambourine
  • Mandisa - Vocals on Lose My Soul
  • Becca Barlow - Guitar on Jesus Freak



  • 2009: Best Rock or Rap Gospel album of the year – Won


  • 2009: Long Form Music Video of the Year – Won


Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 112
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[7] 4


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Christian Music Review review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ "Tobymac – Alive and Transported". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 9, 2014. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  4. ^ tobyMac (portable sounds) - Powered by ZoeCity
  5. ^ "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  6. ^ "tobyMac – Chart history" Billboard 200 for tobyMac. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "tobyMac – Chart history" Billboard Christian Albums for tobyMac. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "American video certifications – TobyMac – Alive And Transported". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 10, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH