All the way from Lynchburg, Virginia, Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max Smith formed the group DC Talk. The first gospel act to incorporate hip-hop influences (though the trio rarely departs from standard pop/rock), DC Talk became one of the most popular groups in Christian contemporary music during the mid-‘90s.
With hit albums such as DC Talk, Nu Thang, Free at Last, Jesus Freak and Supernatural, they received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album in 1994, 1997, 1998 and 2002. DC Talk’s music has span across the genres of rap, hip hop, rock and even, pop rock. Since 2000, McKeehan, Tait and Smith have taken on solo careers although, they have performed together through the 2000s without being officially reunited.