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  • "Burn This House Down" from Blacklight
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  • "Complicated ft. Christon Gray" from Below Paradise
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  • "Dark Days, Darker Nights ft. Britt Nicole" from Below Paradise
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  • "Dum Dum (feat. Lecrae)" from Blacklight
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  • "Free" from Free - Single
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  • "Last Goodbye (feat. Benjah)" from Blacklight
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  • "Make War (feat. Flame)" from Identity Crisis
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  • "Need It Daily (feat. PRo)" from Blacklight
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  • "Nothing I Can't Do ft. Trip Lee & Lecrae" from Below Paradise
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    Latest News
    Gabby Douglas Releases Christian Music Compilation Album
    (Friday, January 27, 2017)
    Tedashii Kicks Off 2017 With The Release Of New Single 'Free'
    (Friday, January 20, 2017)
    Alex Faith Intrudes The Industry With CHH Heavyweights
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016)
    Tedashii Releases New Music Video For 'I'm Good' From Latest EP 'This Time Around'
    (Monday, September 26, 2016)
    47th Annual Dove Awards Nominees Announced
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    Matthew West and Crowder To Headline Winter Jam West
    (Monday, August 08, 2016)
    Olympic Gold Medalist Diver David Boudia Partners With Reach Records To Host Playlist
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016)
    Tedashii Wants You to Party in Your Car (And Film It!) for New Music Video
    (Monday, March 07, 2016)
    Lecrae Film 'Unashamed World' Hits Theaters June 1
    (Saturday, March 05, 2016)
    Reach Records Adds GAWVI to Roster
    (Wednesday, January 13, 2016)
    TobyMac And Diverse City Play Fox & Friends
    (Friday, August 21, 2015)
    Carmen Of 1 Girl Nation Gets Married ; Sidewalk Prophets' Dave Sings At Reception
    (Tuesday, August 18, 2015)
    Owl City Performs On The Today Show
    (Thursday, July 16, 2015)
    Finding Favour Included In Apple's A-List Playlist
    (Friday, July 03, 2015)
    Holly Starr Gets Engaged
    (Thursday, July 02, 2015)
    Jamie-Grace Creates Medley of Her Tourmates
    (Wednesday, May 13, 2015)
    LIVE VIDEO: I Am They Covers Songs From Multiple Roadshow Artists
    (Wednesday, May 06, 2015)
    Dara Maclean Releases Video for "Blameless"
    (Monday, March 16, 2015)
    Chris Tomlin Announces Worship Night in America Events
    (Friday, March 06, 2015)
    Trevor McNevan of TFK MCs the Best Buddies Prom in Nashville
    (Tuesday, February 24, 2015)
    Tedashii Plans Tour With Moriah Peters, V. Rose, Spec and Speaker Jefferson Bethke
    (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)
    The 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow Announces Official Tour Dates
    (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)
    MercyMe to Headline Roadshow 2015
    (Monday, September 29, 2014)
    Tedashii Has Highest Debut Yet With Below Paradise
    (Thursday, June 05, 2014)
    Reach Records' Tedashii Set To Release First Project In Three Years On May 27
    (Tuesday, April 29, 2014)
    TobyMac, Skillet And Lecrae Join Forces To Thrill Crowds On Summer Shed Tour
    (Wednesday, February 19, 2014)
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    While Tedashii’s robust stature and delivery on the mic catch the attention of most, his gentle spirit hints at an even deeper story behind the man and the music.
    Born in East Texas, Tedashii “TDot” Anderson was raised to be very family-oriented, respectful and appreciative, but embracing the latter was often difficult in light of the economic conditions his family faced.

    Television became an escape for him as he admits to wanting a different life, “I really wanted to get away,” Tedashii recalls. He envied the Huxtable lifestyle and eloquence and desired the urbanized southern version, topped off with a candy-painted car on 26's. His ambitions would soon mirror those he stayed up watching on television and read about in books. In high school, he joined the band to play jazz, studied black history, reveled in poetry, endeavored to become a renaissance man, and even idolized Ted Kopple. Tedashii remembers being different than his peers in his vast interests, but as expected for a Texas boy, Samoan at that, he also played football. By most standards, he was a well-rounded, good person--most, but not all. 
    Tedashii was given a wake-up call in college after being confronted by a student who overheard him using profanity. “He told me that I was a sinner and basically shared the Gospel with me that day.” Some time later, after going to a Christian event on campus and seeing hundreds of urban students authentically worship God, he received Jesus and found new life in Christ instead of Hollywood. His newfound family in Christ encouraged him to use his rapping skills, honed since being challenged to freestyle in high school, to glorify God. And while his first attempt to do so wasn’t well-received, he was recognized as “different” by his peers again, but now it was because of his faith.
    After being introduced to Lecrae, rooming with both him and Sho Baraka and later being featured on several tracks from Real Talk and the 116 Clique Compilation, Tedashii was exhorted to commit to ministry through music. “I wanted to do college ministry…being a part of Christian Hip Hop was never the plan,” he reveals.

    But with encouragement from his peers, along with releasing his debut album Kingdom People and recognizing his ability to reach people with his raw, southern style, he has since needed no motivation to continue spitting the Gospel. 
    With Identity Crisis, Tedashiii shared his past identity struggles, the fountain of his new identity, and challenged listeners to find theirs in Christ alone. His sophomore album charted No. 2 on the Gospel Billboard chart and No. 9 on the Christian Billboard chart, solidifying the appeal of a unique artist who is unashamedly Christian and soulfully Hip Hop. Since his last release, Tedashii has blazed several tracks as a feature artist, and is gearing up to release his third album this spring. He has also been serving at The Village Church in Denton, TX and raising his son with his lovely wife.
    Far from his childhood dreams, if he had things his way, being known as someone who lived and even died for Christ would be the perfect ending to his life story.

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    Tedashii................. | Posted August 17, 2014
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    Hey Tedashii | Posted June 25, 2014
    I like your music

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    Music | Posted June 21, 2014
    Loving the music.

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    Fame Continues to Grow | Posted June 14, 2014
    Below Paradise seems to have done so well on the charts! Although I feel like many of the songs sound quite similar, he has some great collabs with Britt Nicole and Tauren Wells. Some of Tedashii's music is incredible, including his feature on Da' T.R.U.T.H's Loud & Clear. I'm excited for what he's got next!

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    amazing | Posted June 09, 2014
    Tedashii is the best Christian Rapper, second only to Lecrae. Totally buy his albums, they are so worth it.

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