Hardin-Simmons’ Student Life Department is hosting a free concert featuring Christian hip hop artist Tedashii this Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Behrens Auditorium. Tickets will be available outside Moody Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Students must present their HSU ID card to obtain their tickets.
Student Activities Coordinator Courtney Hall encouraged all HSU students to come out for this unique free event. She is excited to start the year off with a fun event for all students to enjoy.
“We want to engage the students early. It’s the first week of school, so we want to start off strong,” Hall said.
This is the second major Christian artist HSU has hosted in the past year. Last spring, For King and Country performed in Behrens as part of their Priceless tour. Student Life has also hosted concerts as a part of Stampede and Gilbert’s Birthday Party in recent years.
Local church youth groups have been invited to attend the event, giving young people the opportunity to experience the diversity of Christian music beyond the hymns they might hear on a typical Sunday.
Tedashii’s unique sound is characterized by deep bass vocals, dynamic beats, and thought-provoking lyrics. His best known for songs include “Jumped Out the Whip” (2016), “Dum Dum” feat. Lecrae (2011), and “I’m Good” (2016).
Tedashii’s most recent album, Below Paradise, is a response to the death of his one-year-old son. The album honestly reflects on the both the joy and sorrow of the world. While some songs are raw with the honesty of pain, they ultimately find triumph and hope in Christ.
Along with producing music and touring, Tedashii is the host of Serium, a weekly radio show heard on NGEN Radio. He is also known for his involvement with 116 Clique along with Lecrae, KB, Trip Lee, and Andy Mineo.
The group is named after Romans 1:16—“For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.” The group strives to acknowledge the power of the Gospel and proclaim it in every area of their life, especially their music.