TobyMac Shares New Song “21” in Honor of Late Son Truett Foster

TobyMac Shares New Song “21” in Honor of Late Son Truett Foster

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.

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As we enter this week of Thanksgiving we have something we’d like to share…. Such overwhelming love has surrounded us this last month. We still don’t quite know which end is up but we do KNOW, we are loved. As we mourn our firstborn son, God has poured out His love on us through people. He has loved us through you….your kind acts and words and prayers and thoughts and songs and poems and teachings and gifts and meals and time and expertise and travel have made death bearable. You have been God’s light to us in our darkest days – A comfort to our broken hearts. We have experienced family at every layer and every turn. From the closest to those who have loved from a distance, thank you, thank you a thousand times over. We are grateful for your gentle and compassionate hearts. It is something we will never forget. Community as it should be….the body at it’s best. How God must be pleased! Also- We’ve been encouraging ourselves to stand on this….the place of death is actually where all that we believe is most significant. That God has the power to do what he promised, defeat death and give life to anyone who believes. So from the valley of the shadow of death we pray a flood of thankfulness will rise this week. Thankfulness to a kind God who is not afraid. The Father of the Heavenly lights…who shines most beautifully in the darkness, and gives us everything we need. Toby & Amanda

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“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.

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Brittany Valadez

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1 Comment

  1. January 10, 2020 / 9:59 pm

    Be strong..

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