Warte ab, Trip - Haben Sie nicht Sie in Rente gehen?

Vor ein paar Monaten überraschte ich alle durch ein brandneues Album ankündigt, “Erhebt euch.” Sie verstehen nicht, wie schwer es war, bevor mein Label über sie ruhig zu halten, und ich ging an die Öffentlichkeit. Das Album hatte seit über einem Jahr in den Werken gewesen, und ich konnte nicht warten, um jeder zu sagen - vor allem diejenigen, die fragen, gehalten, wenn ich etwas fallen wurde neu.

Die Antwort war bisher tief ermutigend. Ich bin erstaunt, dass die Leute mir ausgeharrt haben sogar zu unterstützen, obwohl ich für den letzten zwei Jahren ziemlich ruhig waren. Ihre Liebe und Aufregung hat meine nur erhöht.

Frührente

Eine der Antworten, die ich nicht überraschen, indem war dies ein: "Warte ab, Ich dachte, Sie im Ruhestand?"Das ist die Frage, die mich wie ein Schatten folgt um. Ich habe adressiert es in Interviews, Tweets, und Blogeinträge, aber ich weiß, es ist immer noch unklar, einige. Lassen Sie mich auch weiterhin zu versuchen, die Sache richtig zu stellen: Ich habe nie im Ruhestand.

Im 2012, Ich kündigte an, dass ich wäre "Sprung weg von der Musik." Ja, Ich weiß, das klingt Ruhestand-ish, aber ich benutze absichtlich nicht das Wort. Ich hielt es absichtlich vage, weil ich nicht war 100% sicher, was es aussehen würde,.

Ich wusste, dass es möglich war, dass "The Good Life" war mein letztes Album, aber ich war nicht sicher,. Hier ist, was ich wusste,: es wäre eine große Verschiebung der Prioritäten, die drastisch verändern würde, wie ich im Zusammenhang mit Musik. Ich würde so viel mit meinen Kolleginnen und MCs auf der Straße nicht aus sein. Ich wäre nicht in der Lage einen Haufen neuer Musik Kurbel. Ich würde nicht ein Vollzeit-Rapper. Ich wusste, ich wollte Pastor Gottes Gemeinde zu helfen.

Seit dieser Zeit, Ich habe in meiner Kirche in Washington D. C dient,. in verschiedenen pastoralen Rollen. Ich habe Admin-Arbeit, Predigt und Lehre, Jugendarbeit, Eheberatung, etc. Ich ging Monate ohne Shows zu machen oder eine einzige Bar eines Liedes wegen Kirche Verantwortung Schreiben. Ich setzte mich sogar aus der 2013 unashamed-Tour. Und obwohl ich vermisste die Schaffung neuer Musik, Ich liebe, was ich getan habe. Gesundheitliche Probleme haben es schwierig zu Zeiten gemacht, aber es ist schon eine lohnende Saison für mich und meine Familie.

Neues Album

Nach dem ersten Jahr der Vollzeitpastoral, Ich beschloss, langsam zu beginnen, an einer neuen Platte arbeiten. Meine kreativen Säfte abgefüllt worden waren, und ich war bereit zu gehen. Aber anstelle eines fünf oder 6 Monate Platzen der Non-Stop-Schreib- und Aufzeichnungs, Dieses Album war langsam und stetig, da die Musik nicht mein Vollzeit-Job war. Das hat sehr gut funktioniert, weil ich langsam jeden Song basteln konnte, und bekommen es so nahe an der Perfektion wie möglich.

Ich beschloss, mit einem Hersteller diesmal zu arbeiten, anstelle von Einreichungen aus einer Reihe von verschiedenen Jungs Spur zu akzeptieren. Als ich die Idee zu Gawvi brachte er liebte es, und wir schob einander etwas Unglaubliches zu machen. Jede Reise, die ich nach Atlanta machte, war von entscheidender Bedeutung, weil es so schwer war, von der Familie und Kirche Pflichten wegzukommen. Aber hier sind wir über ein Jahr später, und es ist fast aus!

Ich weiß, dass einige Leute immer noch verwirrt über das, was von mir in der Zukunft zu erwarten. Es gibt viele Unbekannte für mich, aber ich werde Ihnen sagen, was ich weiß es:

– Ich möchte noch ein Pastor sein.
– Ich möchte immer noch Musik zu tun.
– Ich möchte immer noch zu rappen reisen und sprechen.
– Ich möchte immer noch Bücher zu schreiben.

Und ich versuche, herauszufinden, wie oder ob ich all diese Dinge in einer Weise tun können, die Gott ehrt, während immer noch treu zu meiner Familie und die Kirche Gottes zu sein.

Wille “Erhebt euch” sein mein letztes Album? Es könnte sein, aber ich hoffe, nicht. Zur Zeit, Ich möchte den Moment zu genießen und gemeinsam mit Ihnen allen, was ich denke, ist meine beste Arbeit noch. Vieles hat sich verändert, seit 2012, aber eine Sache bleibt gleich: Jesus ist der Herr, und ich will ihn ehren mit meiner Musik.

AKTIEN

38 Bemerkungen

  1. TonyAntworten

    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, Musik-, 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. MrAveryBrownAntworten

    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, Lehren, Musik-, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Jesus ist der Herr, and I want to honor Him…” ich sage, 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. DavidQuinonesAntworten

    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. MattShaferAntworten

    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. VICTORKHIZAntworten

    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. TeriaAntworten

    Ausflug, 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. Ausflug, 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. AndrewAntworten

    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.

  8. Robert MayAntworten

    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.

  9. KudzAntworten

    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!

  10. RommelAlonzoAntworten

    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

  11. SarahAntworten

    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.

  12. BrandonAntworten

    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.

  13. ErickCorralAntworten

    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. Gott segne.

  14. CBAntworten

    Ausflug, 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. Gruß!
    #Unashamed

  15. JoshuaDenimAntworten

    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

  16. AustinRobertsAntworten

    Ausflug, 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. Nein. 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. Gott segne.

  17. DrowningInGraceAntworten

    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.
    Gnade und Frieden.

  18. Julia RiebAntworten

    Ausflug–

    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

  19. tamsynAntworten

    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. Gott segne! Tamsyn, South Africa

  20. JesiliaLeaupepeAntworten

    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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  23. BillyAntworten

    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