Christian rapper Kevin (TobyMac) McKeehan faced the biggest tragedy that any parent could experience. His 21-year-old son, Truett Foster, died at his home in Nashville. The cause of death has not been revealed. While details about the tragedy are scarce, TobyMac spoke about his son and said that he “always had a soft spot for God.”
According to Relevant, Truett is an aspiring musician and is known to be keen on following the footsteps of his famous father. In his short-lived career, Truett was known by the stage names truDog, TRU and Shiloh. He is the eldest of rapper TobyMac’s five children.
The relationship between father and son had been an open book to TobyMac’s fans. Earlier this year, he released a song titled “Scars,” which he revealed was written for Truett. While speaking about the song, TobyMac shared that Truett had already left home and was already carving his own path in life. In fact, Truett had his first show just two weeks ago.
His supportive father made sure that he was behind his son at such a crucial moment in his young career. Little did TobyMac know that the proud moment on stage was the last memory that he would have of his son. In a lengthy Facebook post, the rapper spoke about the show and how Truett brought joy to the people in the audience.
“As I stood in the audience and watched my son bring joy to a room, I was as proud as a “pop” (as tru called me) could be. It was the culminating moment of a dream that he had since he was 12. It couldn’t have been sweeter,” he wrote.
The culminating moment on stage soon led to the culmination of Truett’s short but meaningful life. Despite what happened, TobyMac and his wife did not feel any resentment and anger. Instead, he spoke about the strength of their devotion to God, without expecting to receive blessings in return.
“My wife and I would want the world to know this…We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor,” he said.
TobyMac shares the story behind the song “Scars” from the album, THE ELEMENTS.
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