Arhoswch, Trip - Heb i chi ymddeol?

Mae cwpl mis yn ôl i mi synnu pawb trwy gyhoeddi albwm newydd sbon, “Rise.” Dydych chi ddim yn deall pa mor anodd oedd hi i gadw'n dawel am y peth cyn fy label ac es cyhoeddus. Mae'r albwm wedi bod yn y gwaith am dros flwyddyn, ac ni allwn aros i ddweud wrth bawb - yn enwedig y rhai sy'n cadw yn gofyn pan oeddwn yn gollwng rhywbeth newydd.

Mae'r ymateb hyd yn hyn wedi bod yn galonogol iawn. Rwy'n synnu bod pobl wedi parhau i gefnogi mi hyd yn oed er fy mod i wedi bod yn eithaf tawel ar gyfer y ddwy flynedd ddiwethaf. Dy gariad a chyffro yn unig wedi cynyddu fy.

Ymddeol yn gynnar

Un o'r ymatebion nad oeddwn yn synnu gan oedd yr un yma: "Arhoswch, Roeddwn i'n meddwl eich bod wedi ymddeol?"Mae hwn yn y cwestiwn sy'n dilyn o gwmpas fi fel cysgod. Rydw i wedi mynd i'r afael yn cyfweliadau, tweets, ac swyddi blog, ond yr wyf yn gwybod ei fod yn dal yn aneglur i rai. Gadewch i mi barhau i geisio egluro'r sefyllfa: Dwi byth wedi ymddeol.

yn 2012, Cyhoeddais y byddwn i'n fod yn "camu i ffwrdd o gerddoriaeth." Ydy, Rwy'n gwybod bod swnio'n ymddeol-ish, ond nid wyf yn bwrpasol yn defnyddio y gair. Rwy'n cadw ei fod yn amwys yn fwriadol gan nad oeddwn yn 100% sicr beth y byddai'n edrych fel.

Roeddwn i'n gwybod ei bod yn bosibl bod "Bywyd Da" oedd fy albwm diwethaf, ond nid oeddwn yn siwr. Dyma beth i ddim yn gwybod: byddai symudiad flaenoriaeth enfawr a fyddai'n newid yn sylweddol sut yr wyf yn ymwneud â cherddoriaeth. Fyddwn i ddim yn gwybod ar y ffordd gyda fy nghyd emcees cymaint. Fyddwn i ddim yn gallu crank allan criw o gerddoriaeth newydd. Fyddwn i ddim yn rapiwr llawn amser. Roeddwn i'n gwybod fy mod i eisiau helpu eglwys gweinidog Duw.

Ers y cyfnod hwnnw, Rydw i wedi bod yn gwasanaethu yn fy eglwys yn Washington D.C. mewn gwahanol swyddogaethau bugeiliol. Dwi wedi gwneud gwaith gweinyddol, pregethu ac addysgu, gweinidogaeth ieuenctid, cynghori priodasol, etc. Es mis heb wneud unrhyw sioeau neu ysgrifennu bar sengl o gân oherwydd cyfrifoldebau eglwys. Rwyf hyd yn oed eistedd allan yr 2013 Taith gywilydd. Ac er fy mod yn colli creu cerddoriaeth newydd, Rwyf wrth fy modd yr hyn yr wyf wedi bod yn gwneud. Mae materion iechyd wedi ei gwneud yn anodd ar adegau, ond mae wedi bod yn dymor gwerth chweil ar gyfer fy nheulu a fi.

Albwm newydd

Ar ôl y flwyddyn gyntaf o weinidogaeth fugeiliol llawn-amser, Penderfynais i araf dechrau gweithio ar record newydd. Mae fy sudd creadigol wedi cael ei botelu i fyny, ac yr oeddwn yn barod i fynd. Ond yn hytrach na byrstio bump neu chwe mis o ysgrifennu di-stop a chofnodi, albwm hwn yn araf ac yn gyson gan nad cerddoriaeth oedd fy swydd llawn amser. Mae hynny'n gweithio allan wych oherwydd y gallwn i yn araf crefft pob cân, ac yn ei gael mor agos at berffeithrwydd ag y bo modd.

Penderfynais i weithio gydag un cynhyrchydd y tro hwn, yn hytrach na derbyn cyflwyniadau ar drac o griw o wahanol guys. Pan fyddaf yn dod y syniad i Gawvi oedd yn ei garu ei, ac yr ydym yn gwthio ei gilydd i wneud rhywbeth anhygoel. Mae pob taith a wneuthum i Atlanta yn hanfodol oherwydd ei fod mor galed i fynd i ffwrdd oddi wrth ddyletswyddau teuluol ac eglwys. Ond dyma ni dros flwyddyn yn ddiweddarach, ac mae bron allan!

Rwy'n gwybod bod rhai pobl yn dal yn ddryslyd am yr hyn i'w ddisgwyl gan mi yn y dyfodol. Mae llawer o ffactorau anhysbys i mi, ond byddaf yn dweud wrthych yr hyn yr wyf yn gwybod:

– Yr wyf yn dal yn awyddus i fod yn fugail.
– Yr wyf yn dal yn awyddus i wneud cerddoriaeth.
– Rwyf yn dal yn awyddus i deithio i rap a siarad.
– Rwyf yn dal yn awyddus i ysgrifennu llyfrau.

A dwi'n ceisio darganfod sut neu os gallaf wneud pob un o'r pethau hynny mewn ffordd sy'n anrhydeddu Duw, tra'n dal i bod yn ffyddlon i eglwys Dduw fy nheulu a.

A fydd “Rise” fod fy albwm diwethaf? Gallai fod yn, ond nid wyf yn gobeithio. Am nawr, Rwyf am i fwynhau hyn o bryd ac yn rhannu gyda chi i gyd yr hyn yr wyf yn meddwl yw fy ngwaith orau eto. Mae llawer wedi newid ers 2012, ond mae un peth yn parhau i fod yr un fath: Iesu yn Arglwydd, ac yr wyf am i anrhydeddu Ef gyda fy ngherddoriaeth.

CYFRANNAU

38 sylwadau

  1. Tonyateb

    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, cerddoriaeth, 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,
    Tony

  2. MrAveryBrownateb

    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, addysgu, cerddoriaeth, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Iesu yn Arglwydd, and I want to honor Him…” Rwy'n dweud, 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. DavidQuinonesateb

    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. MattShaferateb

    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. Michael Jimenezateb

    Trip you’re an inspiration to all of us Christian Rappers. We support every and any decisions you make. Keep it

  6. VICTORKHIZateb

    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.

  7. Teriaateb

    trip, 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. trip, 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

  8. Andrewateb

    I love how Trip Lee is doing what the Lord has called him to do. He is following the Lord and honoring him with his music. Keep doing what the Lord has called you to do.

  9. Robert Mayateb

    I am very excited to see that you are disciplined enough to slowly do music and be fully committed to your family and God’s Church. Can’t wait to hear your album though.

  10. Kudzateb

    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!

  11. RommelAlonzoateb

    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.

    Much Love

  12. Sarahateb

    Much respect for you, trip Lee. 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.

  13. Ashleyateb

    Awesome Trip! Keep going where He leads youand please share all of your amazing experiences with us as you go!

  14. Brandonateb

    I am always stirred up and encouraged by Trip’s artistry. I praise God for that brother. I hope he moves to Atlanta so we can build.

  15. ErickCorralateb

    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, trip Lee, 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. Dduw Bendithia.

  16. CBateb

    trip, 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!
    #gywilydd

  17. JoshuaDenimateb

    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

  18. AustinRobertsateb

    trip, 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. Nac oes. 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. Dduw bendithia.

  19. LIllianateb

    Took the words right out of my mouth. I’m proud of you, trip, and excited for everything you’re doin. :) Keep it up!

  20. GabeTavianoateb

    Some just didn’t catch your words of prophecy, that you weren’t just referring to God being on his Brett Favre.

  21. DrowningInGraceateb

    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.

  22. Julia Riebateb

    trip–

    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, thank you. Thanks so much for bringing hope to the world in the name of Jesus. Love you!

    Julia

  23. tamsynateb

    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. Dduw Bendithia! Tamsyn, South Africa

  24. JesiliaLeaupepeateb

    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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  27. Billyateb

    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

  28. Abigailateb

    I LOVE YOUR MUSIC TRIP!!!!! I love how you represent the gospel through your music. Diolch!! Dduw Bendithia!!!