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Welcome to Diverse City
Welcome to Diverse City
TobyMac
Released October 5, 2004
Recorded 2004
Length 50:50
Label ForeFront Records
Genre Christian hip hop, Christian rock
Produced by Toby McKeehan and Tedd T.
Last album Re:Mix Momentum
(2003)
Next album Renovating Diverse City
(2005)
Alternate covers

Welcome to Diverse City is TobyMac's second major-label solo studio album. It was released in 2004. It peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200, #25 on Billboard's Catalog Albums, and #3 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums.

Track ListEdit

  1. "Hey Now"
  2. "Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)"
  3. "The Slam"
  4. "Poetically Correct"
  5. "Atmosphere"
  6. "Gone"
  7. "TruDog: The Return"
  8. "Diverse City"
  9. "Stories (Down to the Bottom)"
  10. "Getaway Car"
  11. "Burn for You"
  12. "Fresher Than a Night at the W"
  13. "Ill-M-I" (Soul-Junk cover)
  14. "Phenomenon"
  15. "Gotta Go"
  16. "Atmosphere (Remix)"

Music videosEdit

  • Gone

Guest appearancesEdit

ChartsEdit

The album debuted and peaked on the Billboard 200 at number 54, selling 21,000 copies that week.[1]

Chart Peak Position
U.S. Billboard 200 #54

AwardsEdit

On 2005, the album won a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards.[2]

Songs in popular mediaEdit

Songs from Welcome to Diverse City, particularly "The Slam", featured many mainstream appearances.

  • "The Slam" is the lead track for the opening episode of Prison Break Season One.
  • "The Slam" was also used in the movies Into the Blue, Crank, and 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 The Bible Game, released in 2005.
  • "Diverse City" appears on the Xbox dance game Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4, released in 2006.
  • "Diverse City" also appears on the show Veronica Mars 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.

Additionally, songs from Welcome to Diverse City were published on four consecutive WOW Hits albums.

PersonnelEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Katie Hasty, "Norah Stays Tight At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week", Billboard.com, February 28, 2007.
  2. 2005 Dove Awards - 36th Annual Dove Awards on About.com; Jones, Kim

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