Til The Day I Die
Label: Forefront (FRF)
TobyMac's sixth studio project, This Is Not a Test, is a testament to the importance McKeehan places on collaboration and diversity. The big news is the dc Talk reunion on "Love Feels Like," but there are plenty of other notable pairings. NF adds some grittiness to "Til the Day I Die," "Backseat Driver" is some funky, fun hip-hop (featuring Hollyn and Toby's teenage son Tru), and the title track is brought to life with the help of Capital Kings. Then there's the understated island vibe of "Lights Shine Bright," which is near perfection. Overall, it's a masterful mix with barely a false note.