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Tedashii performing live at Ichthus Music Festival in June 2012.
Tedashii performing live at Ichthus Music Festival in June 2012.
Background information
Birth nameTedashii Lavoy Anderson
Also known asT-Dot
Born (1977-03-08) March 8, 1977 (age 44)
Lufkin, Texas
GenresChristian hip hop
InstrumentsVoice, singing
Years active2004–present
Associated acts116 Clique, Lecrae

Tedashii Lavoy Anderson (born March 8, 1977), known simply as Tedashii, is an American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique. He also hosted the NGEN Radio show "Serium". Tedashii has released five solo albums, Kingdom People, Identity Crisis, Blacklight, Below Paradise, and Never Fold on Reach Records. Tedashii's delivery style is characterized by a deep voice that he can manipulate for rapping a wide range of flow schemes and patterns.

In 2008, Tedashii toured with the 116 Clique during the "Unashamed Tour".[1] The "Don't Waste Your Life Tour" followed in 2009, after which he took a brief break.[citation needed] In late 2010 he returned for the "Unashamed: The Movement Tour".[2] As soon as his album Blacklight was released in 2011 he went on a brief tour to promote it.[citation needed] He joined the "Man Up Tour" in 2011, taking a brief break in early 2012.[citation needed] In late 2012 116 Clique toured 30 cities with the "Unashamed Tour: Come Alive".[3][4] Then in December, Suzy Rock and KB joined him for the "No Boundaries Concert Series".[citation needed] Tedashii appeared in Family Force 5's song "Chainsaw" on the remix album Reanimated released in 2013. In 2015, Tedashii appeared on the song "I Have a Dream" for Manafest's album Reborn.

Personal life[edit]

Tedashii Lavoy Anderson was born in Lufkin, Texas on March 8, 1977 to mother Vera Louise Anderson.[5][6]

Tedashii currently lives with his wife in Denton, Texas, serving at The Village Church.[6] In March 2013 Tedashii's one-year-old son died. He recorded much of his spiritual struggle during that time and based his fourth studio album, Below Paradise, off of his experiences.[7][8]


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  1. ^ "UK Alert: Unashamed Tour coming to you". Rapzilla. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Reach Records announces Unashamed 2010: The Movement Tour - Now booking". DaSouth.com. August 5, 2010. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "UNASHAMED TOUR 2012: COME ALIVE". reachrecords.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Reach Records (August 1, 2012). "Unashamed 2012: Come Alive (@reachrecords)" (Video/Web). YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Breeding, Lucinda (30 May 2011). "Present imperfect". Denton Record-Chronicle. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Below Paradise". Cross Rhythms. May 6, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Peronto, Anthony (May 26, 2014). "Tedashii – Below Paradise | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  9. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Tedashii "This Time Around" EP Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout.com: Tedashii, "Never Fold" Review". www.jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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