He never took a social media break, but instead, faced the reality head-on.
On Thursday, TobyMac released “21,” very, very personal song in honor of his late son, Truett Foster.
Truett died suddenly at 21-years-old in October at the rapper’s home, while Toby was in Canada on tour.
The song spoke of his feelings immediately following Truett’s death, as well as their little moments they shared. It also touched on his son’s attempt to rectify his “prodigal” ways.
“Listen to your latest beats, talk about what the lyrics mean. Venmo you another loan. See you at your second show. You said in turn you would turn it around. Thought that you had time to straighten it out. Told me that you were my prodigal son. But this isn’t home.”
Their relationship was previously mentioned in “Scars,” a song he penned prior to Truett’s passing.
The video appeared to be shot at the same location where his eldest child’s funeral took place, according to photos he previously shared on Instagram.
“21 Years” is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan. I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us every day. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. The rest is yet to come. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.