انتظر, رحلة - لم تتقاعد?

وقبل بضعة أشهر وأنا فاجأ الجميع بإعلانه ألبوم جديد, “ترتفع.” أنت لا تفهم كم كان الأمر صعبا للحفاظ على الهدوء حيال ذلك قبل تسمية بلدي وذهبت العام. وكان الألبوم كان في الاشغال منذ أكثر من عام, وأنا لا يمكن أن تنتظر أن أقول للجميع - وخاصة أولئك الذين يسألون دوما عندما كنت اسقاط شيئا جديدا.

الاستجابة كانت حتى الآن مشجعة للغاية. أنا مندهش من أن الناس قد استمر لدعم لي رغم أنني كانت هادئة جدا لالعامين الماضيين. الحب والإثارة زاد من الألغام.

التقاعد المبكر

كان واحدا من الردود لم أكن مفاجأة هذا واحد: "انتظر, أعتقد أنك متقاعد?"هذا هو السؤال الذي يرافقني حول كالظل. لقد تناولت في مقابلات, تويت, و بلوق وظائف, ولكن أنا أعلم أنه لا يزال من غير الواضح إلى بعض. اسمحوا لي أن تستمر في محاولة لوضع الأمور في نصابها: لم أكن المتقاعدين.

في 2012, أنا أعلن أنني سأكون "يخطو بعيدا عن الموسيقى." نعم, وأعرف أن أصوات التقاعد العش, لكنني لم عمدا عدم استخدام تلك الكلمة. ظللت غامضة عمدا لأنني لم أكن 100% بالتأكيد ما سيبدو.

كنت أعرف أنه كان من الممكن أن "الحياة الجيدة" كان تقريري الأخير الألبوم, لكني لم أكن متأكدا. وهنا ما لم أعلم: لن يكون هناك تحولا كبيرا الأولوية التي من شأنها تغيير جذري كيف تتصل الموسيقى. لن أكون على الطريق مع زملائي emcees بقدر. لن أكون قادرا على كرنك حفنة من الموسيقى الجديدة. لن أكون مغني الراب بدوام كامل. كنت أعرف أنني أردت لمساعدة الكنيسة القس الله.

منذ ذلك الوقت, لقد تم العاملين في كنيستي في واشنطن واشنطن دي سي. في مختلف الأدوار الرعائية. لقد قام بعمل مشرف, الوعظ والتدريس, وزارة الشباب, المشورة الزوجية, إلخ. ذهبت أشهر دون أن تفعل أي عروض أو كتابة شريط واحد من أغنية بسبب مسؤوليات الكنيسة. حتى جلست خارج 2013 جولة بلا حياء. وعلى الرغم من أنني غاب خلق موسيقى جديدة, أنا أحب ما قمت به. جعلت القضايا الصحية التي تحد في بعض الأحيان, لكنه كان موسم مجزية للي ولعائلتي.

البوم جديد

بعد أن السنة الأولى من بدوام كامل الرعوي, أنا قررت أن تبدأ ببطء يعمل على رقما قياسيا جديدا. قد المعبأة في زجاجات بلدي العصائر الإبداعية حتى, وأنا على استعداد للذهاب. ولكن بدلا من انفجار خمسة أو ستة أشهر من دون توقف الكتابة والتسجيل, كان هذا الألبوم بطيء وثابت منذ كانت الموسيقى ليس لي كامل وظيفة بدوام. التي عملت من عظيم لأنني لا يمكن صياغة ببطء كل ​​أغنية, وسهولة الحصول عليها أقرب إلى الكمال ممكن.

قررت العمل مع منتج واحد هذه المرة, بدلا من قبول الطلبات المسار من حفنة من الرجال مختلفة. عندما احضرت فكرة Gawvi كان يحب ذلك, ونحن دفعت بعضها البعض لتقديم شيء لا يصدق. وكانت كل رحلة قمت بها إلى أتلانتا حاسمة لأنه كان من الصعب جدا الحصول على بعيدا عن الواجبات الأسرية والكنيسة. ولكن نحن هنا منذ أكثر من عام في وقت لاحق, وانها على وشك الخروج!

وأنا أعلم ما زال بعض الناس الخلط حول ما يمكن توقعه من لي في المستقبل. هناك العديد من مجهولين بالنسبة لي, ولكن انا اقول لكم ما أعرفه:

– ما زلت أريد أن أكون راعيا.
– ما زلت تريد أن تفعل الموسيقى.
– أنا لا تزال ترغب في السفر الى الراب والتحدث.
– أنا لا تزال ترغب في إرسال الكتب.

وأنا أحاول معرفة كيف أو إذا كنت تستطيع أن تفعل كل هذه الأشياء بطريقة يكرم الله, في حين لا تزال وفية لعائلتي وكنيسة الله.

سوف “ترتفع” يكون تقريري الأخير الألبوم? يمكن ان تكون, ولكن آمل أن لا. الى الان, أريد أن تتمتع في الوقت الحاضر وأطلعكم على كل ما أعتقد هو أفضل أعمالي حتى الآن. لقد تغير الكثير منذ 2012, لكن شيئا واحدا لا يزال هو نفسه: المسيح هو الرب, وأريد أن تكريم له مع موسيقاي.

أسهم

38 تعليقات

  1. تونيالرد

    Good Day my good brother? Its an awesome thing that your passion and desire for music is still flowing through your veins as well as your desire to spread God’s word through sermons. I can imagine how time consuming things are with family, موسيقى, ministerial duties etc. Born from D.C and raised in Ft. Worth, its a great thing to see a brother from my neck of the woods doing God’s work in every area.

    Thanks for the music brother.

    Respectfully,
    توني

  2. MrAveryBrownالرد

    Trip has always been intentionally consistent in his approach to teaching, preaching, and music, which has encouraged me and continues to encourage me, daily. When the initial announcement was made in 2012, I knew it wasn’t an officialretirement”, just a strategic shift to focus on other things. Even now, he’s delicately balancing preaching, تعليم, موسيقى, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “المسيح هو الرب, and I want to honor Him…” أقول, keep going Trip, your life, music and ministry speaks volumes, beyond a stage, a mic, or a sound bite, your life and the way you intentionally carry yourself, speaks volumes.

  3. DavidQuinonesالرد

    Trip leeyour life and passion for Jesus amazes me!! You really bless my heart. i am someone who loves authentic people and though i do not have a close relationship to you, that authenticity comes out through your music and your messages. i met you in Philadelphia at Carin University two years ago and it was a life-changing experiencemy dream is to one day work with you in ministry and in music…. keep the faith my friend!!!

  4. MattShaferالرد

    I’m glad you’re back making music but, more than that, I’m glad that you’re following the way the Lord wants you to go. Your music, books, and messages have been a great uplift to me over the past couple of years. Thank you so much for those. You’re in my prayers.

  5. VICTORKHIZالرد

    YES! THANK YOU FOR THIS BLOG POST TRIP! IT’S ENCOURAGING TO SEE THAT YOU ARE STILL OPEN TO MAKING MUSIC BUT AT THE SAME TIME ARE STAYING FAITHFUL TO THE MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH. YOU ARE ONE TALENTED DUDE. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOU LIVE ONCE AGAIN. PRAYING FOR YOU.

  6. Teriaالرد

    رحلة, I am do glad you decided to allow God to use you in music once again. I love his work, and I am happy that soon I will have more relevant tunes to praise God to. رحلة, you have been such an encouragement, not only to the young, but to the young at heart, and those across the world. I hope my son turns out to be a man after God’s own heart, such as yourself, and that he will allow God to use him in everyway possible. It is important that our young men have a Godly example before them. Keep doing the will of God. I believe that by staying obedient, God will show himself and bring healing to you. Be blessed!
    T. Holmes

  7. Kudzالرد

    Woow this is awesome Trip.I cannot wait for Rise to come out soon.I definetly think this album is going to touch a lot of people.Your music inspires me.Continue to honour the Lord as you do.
    Blessings all the way from New Zealand!

  8. RommelAlonzoالرد

    hey Trip,

    I really look up to you bro! As someone who is a PhD student in engineering, a youth pastor and a worship leader amongst other things, you’re struggle to find a way to use the talents God has given you has inspired me not to give up in finding the Good life. As soon as I heard the title of your new album, I knew this was God’s way of tellin me it’s time to wake up and to not give up on finding the Good life in him. Even if I fail, your music reminds me that he won’t. Thanks for your music and for the struggle you put yourself through to simply get the message out.

    حب كثير

  9. Sarahالرد

    Much respect for you, رحلة لي. You’re a man of God. You’ve always been one of my favourite rappers and I couldn’t be happier that you’re releasing new music whilst fulfilling your duties to your family and church.

    I have so much gratitude to God for that fact that artists like you exist. You, through God, have provided me so much inspiration in the midst of both my struggles and triumphs, and for that I’d like to show my sincere appreciation. It’s one of my dreams to see you in concert, either by you visiting New Zealand or by me travelling to the US for one of your shows! God bless and much love to you and your beautiful family.

  10. ErickCorralالرد

    I can’t wait for this new album. I Started listening to Christian hip hop in 2013. First artist I heard was Lecrae. I was hooked since I first heard Church Clothes. Time went by and I started to find out about Andy Mineo, KB, رحلة لي, Tedashii and so on. All of these guysmusic has changed my life. Totally changed my taste in music and also encouraged me to get more involved with my faith. Thank you Trip and the rest of 116. I hope I get to see you in concert soon. بارك الله.

  11. CBالرد

    رحلة, as you were out of music, I noticed an extreme difference in your approach to your faith & career from other 116 artists. I have been able to see & feel through your journey that being pliable in the hands of the Father has been your number one priority (not saying that isn’t true for the other artists). I admire you for the way that you’ve gone about your pursuit of your goals. I’m proud to be a fan of yours & SO EXCITED that there’s new music from you. I am praying Isaiah 60:1-2 over you & your family, as I feel that RISING to the glory of God that’s shining into your life, is what you’ve been doing over the last years. Salute!
    #Unashamed

  12. JoshuaDenimالرد

    I’m happy for you bro. I know you’ll do whatever God is asking of you. But for you to say this is your best work yet..I’m really excited to hear what God has been laying on your heart through the music. God bless you man and thanks for teaching me all the things you have through you music.

    PS – 20/20 was BOSS!! Lol

    -JoshuaDenim

  13. AustinRobertsالرد

    رحلة, I’m happy to know you have created a new album. I’m more happy as to the fact you stepped side from music for a while to focus on things in your personal life, that you felt were far more important in which the were. For years I have looked up to you as well as a few of your fellow emcees because if I hadn’t began listening to, what most would call mere lyrics, I would much rather call your words, or songs rather, lyrical testimonies and preachings. Before hearing your music, I was in a dark place. I had fallen far from the arms of God. Your music, as well as other artists, brought me closer to God and motivated me to better myself. I thank you as well as other emcees in your category for inspiring me and motivating me to come closer to God. I support you and what you do because you don’t do the things you do for yourself. لا. You do them in the name of the Lord and I respect that so much. Keep on doing the things you do. God isn’t done working with you yet. بارك الله.

  14. DrowningInGraceالرد

    I praise God for your diligence and dedication to His word. The time spent on your album is evident in the tracks that have been released so far. I love your work and ministry and look forward to what God has in store for the Body of Christ through you.
    Grace and Peace.

  15. جوليا مفروكالرد

    رحلة–

    I recently (4 days ago) just saw you in concert in Salt Lake City, UT. I absolutely loved the way you were so transparent in your songs. You preached the gospel so clearly, شكرا. Thanks so much for bringing hope to the world in the name of Jesus. احبك!

    Julia

  16. tamsynالرد

    Hi Trip Lee. I love your song sweet victory. I love the authenticity of your lyrics. Its really helped me feel like there are people who can sincerely relate with my struggles as a Christian. Cause its not easy. Witnessing how Gods used you due to obedience, ie remaining faithful despite the pain- both encourages and challenges me not to tap out, but to keep pressing on.Christ is soo proud of U. بارك الله! Tamsyn, South Africa

  17. JesiliaLeaupepeالرد

    My husband and I are excited for this new album and have listened to every song that has been released so far from Rise. You got great stuff on it bro. We’re glad to be supporting you by buying your new album. (By the way, you’re a HUGE inspiration to my husband. He’s a big fan of yours-from rapping, to buying your book, and to admiring your love for your wife and kids and how you display it all the time in interviews).

    God bless you bro. May God continue to grant you the strength you need to deal with all your responsibilities. Supporting you all the way from the Bay in California.

    -the Leaupepe’s.

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  20. Billyالرد

    Bro I just downloaded your album and maaaannnn certain songs almost brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for reppin the Lord man you all have been a huge blessing in my life and brought me closer to Jesus with your music. #116