Christian hip hop artist and rapper TobyMac brings his usual upbeat and energy-driven music to the 10-track Light of Christmas. TobyMac offers listeners a solid balance of traditional Christmas tunes and more contemporary ones. “Mary’s Boy Child,” “The First Noel” (two versions), and “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” stand side by side with “Bring on the Holidays” and his new song, “Can’t Wait for Christmas.
One strength of the album is the array of assembled musical talent, including Owl City, Relient K, Jamie Grace, and Nirva Ready. Overall, this mix of electronic music and rap is a good—and different—listen this Christmas season. (Forefront)