Those who know me well know that I’ve been a pretty big Newsboys fan for a number of years now. Most people started getting on the Newsboys bandwagon around the time of the Not Ashamed album or the Going Public album (with the song “Shine”), if not later. What not everyone knows is that they actually released three albums before Not Ashamed: Read All About It, Hell Is for Wimps, and Boys Will Be Boyz. And I’ve also heard that even before those they released an album in Australia that never came out in the U.S., called Revenge of the Wombat, or something similar. I’m not positive about that one, though.
I was poking around on YouTube, really hoping to find one of their rap songs off of Boys Will Be Boyz. If you haven’t heard the Newsboys try and rap, it’s hilarious! I didn’t find any of their rap, but I did find a good old school song called “Kingdom Man” off of Boys Will Be Boyz. Yes, that was Peter Furler on the drums back in those days. This was when John James was still the lead singer, for those who remember him.