Tedashii’s latest album, the highly anticipated Below Paradise, releases today to much acclaim. His first album in three years and fourth career studio release, Below Paradise is already claiming the top spot on iTunes’ Hip-Hop/Rap charts and is No. 5 on the Overall chart on iTunes at press time. The album’s first single, “Dark Days, Darker Nights (feat. Britt Nicole),” is currently at No. 30 on Billboard’s Christian Rock Chart.
Along with Britt Nicole, the album also features guest artists such as Lecrae, Trip Lee, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Kam Parker, Christon Gray and more. The album can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, as well as in stores such as Family Christian, LifeWay, Mardel, and select Walmart stores. The deluxe version of Below Paradise is available exclusively through iTunes and includes three bonus tracks that feature such artists as KB, Dimitri McDowell, and Derek Minor. Below Paradise merchandise can also be found here at the Reach Records’ Storefront.
With exclusive interviews in outlets such as Relevant Magazine, Breathecast, CCM Magazine, Adapt Magazine, King Kulture, Christianity Today, as well as numerous reviews on the album, there’s no question that people want to hear more from Tedashii. Below are just a few highlights of the stellar reviews that have been pouring in about Below Paradise:
“For those who have/are experiencing heartbreak or loss (which is just about everyone) or just enjoy high-quality hip hop, there’s a lot to be enjoyed on what is probably Tedashii’s best album to date…Below Paradise is an encouraging album from beginning to end.” – IndieVisionMusic
“In essence, Below Paradise is just what Tedashii has said it will be: a journal of his troubles, hurts, and the grace and love he’s experienced from Christ over the past three years. Fans will flock and embrace the rapper after what he’s been through, and he’s able to offer them his best work, by far.” – HM Magazine
“Tedashii returns to the scene after a 3-year-break since his last album, Blacklight. It may have been 3 years, but he is back to doing what he does best: releasing solid hip-hop for his fans. Below Paradise features a solid set of tracks to whet our appetites. Whether it’s a banging beat or a slow R&B jam, Tedashii brings it all to the table.” – JesusFreakHideout
“Buy this album. Enjoy the tight production and top-notch rap. But most of all let the words sink deep.” – Reel-Gospel
“Below Paradise is a powerful, soul-revealing album. It is the Tedashii album we are accustomed to hearing. In fact, there doesn’t appear to be one track on the album that I would consider skipping. Below Paradise truly feels like it has been written by a man who steadfastly knows that this world is deemed to fail but has a hope in something much bigger than anything that may transpire in this life, both good and bad.” – Jam The Hype
ABOUT BELOW PARADISE: Tedashii’s Below Paradise sheds a new light on what life is really like on this side of eternity. Last year, this talented hip hop artist and lyricst took time off to grieve the loss of his son, and this album reflects that experience as he explores the meaning of triumph and hope amidst a life filled with patterns of pain and loss. The songs share the reality of suffering, deep and true joy, and the false expectations we carry. Below Paradise is filled with true authenticity and uncut honesty during this season of his life.
The album explores not only deep, emotional topics but also stretches the sound and style from Tedashii’s previous albums. The songs on Below Paradise read like a journal where some entries are honest and transparent, yet the album is not a somber, solemn experience. The album shares his experiences in high school as a football-playing, poetry-reading member of the marching band and his conversion to Christianity during college. Along with meeting his father for the first time, feeling like an outsider, faith, family and fatherhood, Tedashii invites the listener to experience life “below paradise.”
He recently wrapped up the Summer Shed Tour where he joined TobyMac, Skillet and Lecrae. Fans can also catch Tedashii throughout the summer at various festivals, including both Creation Northeast and Northwest. Click here for the most updated tour schedule.
About Tedashii: Tedashii is a Houston, TX native that has sold more than 120,000 albums to date, garnered over eight million cumulative views on YouTube and was featured on Lecrae’s GRAMMY-winning album Gravity. His previous release, Blacklight, debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and No. 8 on the iTunes overall album chart. Tedashii’s sophomore album, Identity Crisis, charted No. 2 on the Gospel Billboard chart and No. 9 on the Christian Billboard chart. One of his hit tracks, “Dum Dum” was featured on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” Tedashii is also a radio host of his show, Serium, powered by NGEN Radio.