“I can’t pretend like I’m better and fine. I’m not. I’m getting better and things are going to be fine,” Tedashii says. “But, I make music for where I am now.” Indeed his new EP, This Time Around, can be summed up in one word: Growth.
The first single, “Be Me” is a boisterous and sonically anthemic record that music fans can blast aloud in celebration of boldly being who you are supposed to be. The second single, “Jumped Out The Whip,” is a left coast party that will literally transport you to Pico and La Brea. And the current single titled, “808,” is a hip-hop slow jam. Scoring points with the wife, Tedashii says, “it’s a love song for my bride, but for any woman a guy wants to share that sentiment with…” A part of the journey to Tedashii’s growth as an artist was collaborating with music producer GAWVI, one of the most prolific music producers of now who’s worked with everyone from Pharrell and Rodney Jerkins to Trip Lee and Lecrae. Tedashii worked with several producers on this EP, but he found a special connection with GAWVI.
Recorded in Atlanta and Dallas, these 14 tracks don’t just focus on his recent loss, they are inspired by all the events that have shaped Tedashii as an artist and a man. This includes his experiences in high school as a football-playing, poetry-reading, trombone-wielding member of the band and his conversion to Christianity during college. Meeting his father for the first time, feeling like an outsider, faith, family and fatherhood -- it’s all in there.
Hidden below the surface of our seemingly authentic exteriors lie our deepest pains, struggles and inconsistencies. The unregenerate clothe themselves in the best the world has to offer, showing no signs of turmoil, while the transformed boast in the impenetrable armor they are privy to. But is it all a charade?
The Man Up album, in conjunction with the Man Up campaign, seeks to answer that question by offering the soundtrack to the movement! Lecrae, Trip Lee, Sho Baraka, Tedashii, Pro, KB and Andy Mineo are calling men in the Hip-hop culture to true biblical manhood summed up by: leading courageously, rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility and pursuing humility, through repentance and faith in Christ.
Ever since man's fall from grace in the Garden, humans have had a condition of instability that has led him to a destructible end. Satan found a way in the Garden to get Man to believe that his Identity was incomplete. Even today, God's creatures are duped into thinking that there is more to be desired in us than fellowship with the Creator. READ MORE
Before You Die Gospel Tract w/CD "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." -Act 4:12 Have you ever wanted a resource to help share the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is relevant to today's culture? "Before You Die" is written and designed to speak into the hearts of the urban and hip hop culture who are not followers of Christ. One of the challenges of sharing the gospel with others is presenting it in a culturally relevant way to the listener. This tract was designed to do just that. By taking the reader through a graphic representation of the gospel with clearly written text, we pray that the Lord will be pleased to use this resource in a way that brings others to Christ and glorifies His name.
The 116 Clique is back with the Groundbreaking new album where rap and the bible collide! Beats, Rhymes, and the Scriptures.... we mashed them together to create 13 Letters, a hip hop overview of Paul's letters in the New Testament. Ever wish you had a better understanding of some of the Bible? Now you have a tool that can help you grasp it! Each track breaks down a different book that Paul wrote! Featuring your favorite artists and super hot production, press play on this CD and get themes, verses, cultural context and more brought to life through music! Not only do you get the 13 Letters dissected over beats, but also included on the album are 5 bonus tracks of brand new material. Make sure you get a copy of this one! Artists: Lecrae, Tedashii, Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, Json, Flame, Shai Linne, 1-Lyfe, and Dillon Chase.* Producers: Tony Stone, NAB, Numinus, and more!
This album is incredible. An EP packed with some amazing tracks...3 of them are old songs, 3 of them are brand new, all mashed together with the explosive energy of rock and rap combined! Preview the tracks and grab a copy...you will want this one in your collection.
Tedashii's debut album! You've heard him on Lecrae's first album and on the 116 Clique album including the classic "In Ya Hood". Now you can get over 19 tracks of Tedashii on his first project titled "Kingdom People". With production from JR, Lecrae, Tony Stone, Mac, Nab, and DJ Official...plus features of Trip Lee, Phanatik, Lecrae, Flame, Cam, JR, and others...this is a must have disc in your collection! Listen as Tedashii breaks down real life issues and what it means to be a part of God's Kingdom focused on a Kingdom building agenda.
Special Chopped and Screwed Edition! The long anticipated remix of the street classic 116 Clique compilation album is finally here! Chopped and Screwed by DJ Primo, plus it features bonus "regular speed" tracks by Trip Lee, Lecrae and Json that you won't find on other Reach Records albums!
"A Classic!" One of the most popular albums from Reach. This CD established the anthem of the unashamed lifestyle that describes the members of the 116 Clique. And we aren't just talking about a group of artists! Souled out christians all over the globe are joining the 116 Clique to let others know we don't have to be ashamed to represent our Lord, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Featuring instant classics like "In Ya Hood" and "Fanatics", this CD will encourage you to be a bold example of living like Christ in culture that needs Him. Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Sho, Json and Thi'sl bring the heat on 16 incredible tracks (plus a hidden bonus).
From Instagram @missrutto
🎤 All I've ever wanted, was to be me 👓
That freedom when you realize that you can go to Him just the way you are. He did not judge me, He opened His arms wide open to embrace me with a kind of love.... a kind of love that only comes from Him. 💞 *sigh #authenticlove #beme
From Instagram @_julianscott This life has thrown a lot of curveballs, Jesus is the umpire. If you let God be God in your life, you can finally be yourself #beme
From Instagram @theonlyjoshmmm Gotta #beme
Thanks @tedashii #BeMe
From Instagram @im__gc
All I ever wanted was to #BeMe @tedashii
From Instagram @08.30.1988 Imma #BeMe!
From @Generalisaac116 A Chick-fil-A Director/Motivational Coach That's Unashamed To #BeMe @Tedashii
From @WriterOfEpics You know that I support @Tedashii and so does #WWOAH!
From @bryanallard Repping @Tedashii and his #BeMe track
Being the best father I possibly could be @Tedashii #BeMe
They said "Daddy, please!" Being me by being about them #beme @Tedashii @reachrecords
From Instagram @aubsdavis817
Pumped to see @tedashii tonight for the first time in 2 years. His new song #beme encourages people to be the person God created you to be. And it's my favorite jam right now! Here's my #BeMe post... I've struggled with a disease called alopecia for 22 years and I've spent many of those years trying to hide it, but this is who God created me to be and I must embrace it. 😊 No hair or a wig, God thinks I'm beautiful!
@Tedashii Trying to rep Him to everyone I come across, especially here. #BeMe
"You paint the world a better picture when you've embrace the art that you were made in 🎨🎨🎨 instead of looking for approval & tracing other people's significance 📷📷📷 #BeMe
From @Mahoganologist #BeMe
From @thejgravitt #BeMe
From @MJ_Whizz #BeMe
From @lildees8 #BeMe
I fail. I learn. I turn away. I return. God keep me near. #BeMe
All I ever wanted #beme #tedashii #besidesJesus #ilovebasketball
From Instagram @discipleaaron
So let's start out with when I was born. Born in '92, born with a club foot. I wear two different size shoes. Size 12 on left and size 9.5 on right. It stinks because I have to buy two different size shoes. But do I let the scare and my right foot affect me from playing sports or running? No. I play basketball, flag football, I run a little. I thank God for that and to tell people, no matter what disability you have, you can do something. I work at a Christian preschool and love seeing smiles on kid's faces when I entertain them. Also seeing and hearing them pray is cute. I also have lost about 50 pounds by trying to eat right and exercise. Also by listening to Lecrae, KB, NF, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, and @tedashii I have dug deeper in the Word and talking to my friends more about Jesus. I even try and let my friends listen the the guys above. I know it's long but this is my story. #BeMe
My Peanuts character. I heard it was hard trying to be like other people, easier to just be me. #Peanuts #BeMe
From Instagram @lazarotorresjr
Let others drive me to be accepted, but now accepted by God and driving myself #beme
From Instagram @tamjamm4
Survived 2 brain tumor surgeries, chemo and radiation. Living joyfully through Christ everyday. 1 Peter 1:6-7 #beme
From Instagram @jlafferty116
Short story about being me. I love God, Family, ETC... Gotta put 116 in there! I love representing 116. I love supporting @reachrecords as much as I can. When Each artist is about to drop new stuff I preorder A Physical CD and Digital and plus some awesome Apparel! Being unashamed! Being unashamed of who you are in Christ. Not being ashamed of walking with Jesus. Unashamed isn't just music it's a Movement. I believe to BE YOU. You gotta be uncomfortable. I feel like being in Uncomfortable situation brings the real you out. If you live comfortable life you really aren't you. Because you are so comfortable it doesn't matter how you feel. As long as you're... COMFORTABLE. When you do things for The Lord they usually are uncomfortable situations. But God works through those situations. To Be You! You gotta live uncomfortable life. All I ever wanna was to to #BeMe
From Instagram @breyonna_unique
Aint no other way to be but myself #beme
All I ever wanted was to #beme Social media has given me a truth outlet to spread how God impacts me daily.
All I wanna do is #BeMe
All I ever wanted was to #BeMe.
All I ever wanted was to #BeMe.
From Instagram @xzabbier
I'm at skool tellin my passion to teachers and others as I am asked, and these peers of mine shoot me dead looks like "SHUTUP YOUR GOD IS DEAD, NOBODY LIKE YOU!" and they hatting cuz I love my FATHER!! But daz cuul doe cuz imma just #BeMe
Mister @Tedashii this how I #BeMe
"All I ever wanted was to be me" #BeMe
Because monkeys are just that cool. It's not really me...
I DJ exclusively Christ-focused music, and I'm a girl! Here I am at a father/daughter dance! #BeMe
Fighting the odds since day 1 #BeMe
Never thought diving could be used as a platform for the Gospel. Camp counseling made it happen. #BeMe
Im Unique Because Of My Sense Of Humor. I Always Like To Uplift People With It! #BeMe