The first gospel act to include hip-hop influences (although trio rarely departs from standard pop/rock), dc Talk became perhaps one of the most popular groups in Christian contemporary music through the mid-’90s, when their fourth album, Jesus Freak, made the best debut for the gospel act on Billboard’s album charts. Produced in Washington, D.C., through the past due ’80s, the group initial comprised Toby McKeehan and Michael Tait. Adding Kevin Potential Smith towards the lineup immediately after, the group added components of hip-hop with their self-titled debut record, which made an appearance in 1988 over the ForeFront label. Neither McKeehan, Tait, nor Smith had been comfortable playing equipment on the recordings, therefore each recorded just vocals by enough time of 1991’s Nu Thang. Following the discharge of Free finally just one calendar year later, dc Chat focused on touring for quite some time, during which a big change of picture led to the group’s resemblance to a grunge music group. Certainly, 1995’s Jesus Freak highlighted even more raging guitars, though inside the moderate of harmonic pop/rock and roll. Upon its discharge, Jesus Freak marketed even more copies than any gospel record in history and finally transferred over one million copies. Supernatural implemented in 1998.