Lufkin, Texas-based rapper Tedashii is set to release an album inspired by the death of his son in a car crash last year. The 14 tracks on ‘Below Paradise’ reflect Tedashii’s grief of losing his son.
Said Tedashii, “In March 2013 I had the worst day of my life. The loss of my son changed me forever. I experienced grief and sorrow to the depth of my soul. The veil was lifted, the smoke cleared and all I had was pain. Instantly phrases like, ‘It’s all good’ or ‘It’ll be ok’ were cliché and, at best, empty promises. The comfort of life with no pain was gone and I saw the world in an entirely new way. I felt forsaken, alone and in a place of darkness that has been kept masked by a focus on only the good side of this life. The reality of being a Christian and suffering so harsh a thing was hard for me to grasp. This album is my journal shared publicly with everyone during this difficult journey as I worked to understand all I felt, experienced and believed. I am human, I am hurt, I am his. By his grace I am what I am. I pray this will be an album that all can feel, even if you can’t relate, and be moved to true emotions about the reality of life in a harsh world with a loving God, below paradise.” ‘Below Paradise’ was recorded in Atlanta and Dallas and features guests Britt Nicole, Royal Tailor, Crowder and rappers Trip Lee, Andy Mineo and Lecrae and will be released on 27th May through Reach Records.
SOURCE: Cross Rhythms