TobyMac released a heart-breaking tune, titled “21 Years,” about his son’s recent passing. Truett Foster McKeehan was an aspiring independent rapper who released content online as Truett Foster, truDog, TRU and Shiloh. The 21-year-old tragically passed away unexpectedly on October 23, just days after his first live-show.
“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” – TobyMac.