chere, Njem - Ọ bụghị ị lara ezumike nká?

Otu di na nwunye ọnwa gara aga, m juru onye ọ bụla site n'ịkpọsa a ohuru album, “ebili.” Ị na-aghọtaghị otú ike ọ bụ ịgba nkịtị banyere ya n'ihu m labeelu na m gara n'ihu ọha. The album ama na ọrụ ihe karịrị otu afọ, na m nwere ike na-eche na agwa onye ọ bụla - karịsịa ndị na-nọgidere na-arịọ mgbe m na-atụnye n'ihe ọhụrụ.

The omume mere nnọọ kemgbe miri emi na-agba ume. M tụrụ na ndị mmadụ nọgidere na-akwado m ezie na m na na na mara mma jụụ n'ihi na nke ikpeazụ afọ abụọ. -N'anya-gi na obi ụtọ ka naanị ụba nke m.

Early Retirement

Otu n'ime ndị na-azaghachi m na ọ bụghị iju site bụ onye a: "Chere, M chere na ị lara ezumike nká?"Nke a bụ ajụjụ na-eso m gburugburu dị ka onyinyo. M na-agwa okwu ya na ajụjụ ọnụ, tweet, na blog posts, ma m maara na ọ bụ ka edoghị ka ụfọdụ. Ka m anọgide na-agbalị ka ihe ndekọ ogologo: Ọ dịghị mgbe m lara ezumike nká.

na 2012, M mara ọkwa na m ga-enwe "n'itinyekwu n'ebe music." Ee, Ama m na-ada ezumike nká-nwoke, ma m purposely mere neji okwu. M wee na-ya kpachapụrụ-edochaghị anya n'ihi na m bụ bụghị 100% n'aka na ihe ọ ga-ele anya dị ka.

Amaara m na m ga-abụ na "The Good Life" bụ ikpeazụ m album, ma anọghị m n'aka. A bụ ihe m ma: a ga-enwe nnukwu mkpa nnofega nke ga-adi ịgbanwe otú m metụtara music. M ga-enwe mbà n'okporo ụzọ na ibe m emcees dị ukwuu. M ga-enwe ike iji crank si ụyọkọ ọhụrụ music. M ga-enwe a zuru oge rapper. M maara na m chọrọ inyere pastọ Chineke ụka.

Kemgbe ahụ, M na a na-eje ozi na chọọchị m na Washington D.C. dị iche iche ịzụ atụrụ ọrụ. M na mere admin ọrụ, nkwusa na izi ihe, nwata ozi, di na nwunye ndụmọdụ, etc. M wee ọnwa na-enweghị na-eme ihe ọ bụla na-egosi ma ọ bụ na-ede na otu ụlọ mmanya nke a song n'ihi na chọọchị ọrụ. M ọbụna nọdụ na- 2013 Unashamed Tour. Na ezie na m Agbaghara eke ọhụrụ music, M hụrụ n'anya ihe m na-eme. Health mbipụta na ọ mere ya ihe ịma aka mgbe ụfọdụ, ma ọ meela a akwụghachi ụgwọ oge maka m na ezinụlọ m.

New Album

Mgbe ahụ n'afọ mbụ nke ozi oge ịzụ atụrụ ozi, M kpebiri na m ji nwayọọ nwayọọ na-amalite na-arụ ọrụ a ọhụrụ ndekọ. My okike juices e bottled elu, na m dị njikere ịga. Ma kama a ise ma ọ bụ isii n'ọnwa ịkụ nke na-abụghị nkwụsị ide na ndekọ na-, a album bụ onye na-adịghị na otu ebe ebe ọ bụ na music abụghị m zuru oge ọrụ. Na-arụ ọrụ dị ukwuu n'ihi na m nwere ike ji nwayọọ nwayọọ na nka bụla song, na-enweta ya dị ka nso zuo okè dị ka o kwere.

M kpebiri na m na-arụ ọrụ na otu na-emeputa a, kama ịnakwere track nnyefe si a ụyọkọ dị iche iche ụmụ okorobịa. Mgbe m mere ka echiche na-Gawvi na ọ hụrụ ya, na anyị na-agbalị ịkpọrọ onye ọ bụla ọzọ na-eme ka ihe ịrịba. Ọ bụla njem m mere ka Atlanta bụ oké mkpa n'ihi na ọ bụ otú ike ga-esi n'ebe ezinụlọ na ndị ụka ọrụ. Ma, ebe a anyị nwere ihe karịrị otu afọ mgbe e mesịrị, na ọ bụ fọrọ nke nta si!

Amaara m na ụfọdụ ndị ka na mgbagwoju anya banyere ihe na-atụ anya n'aka m na-eme n'ọdịnihu. E nwere ọtụtụ unknowns m, ma m agwa gị ihe m maara:

– M ka na-achọ ịbụ a pastọ.
– M ka na-achọ ime music.
– M ka na-achọ ịga njem RAP na-ekwu okwu.
– M ka na-achọ ide akwụkwọ.

Na m na-agbalị ịchọpụta otú ma ọ bụ ọ bụrụ na m nwere ike ime ihe nile nke ihe ndị a n'ụzọ na-ewetara Chineke nsọpụrụ, mgbe ọ ka bụ inwe obi ike na ezinụlọ m na Chineke ụka.

ga- “ebili” -abụ ikpeazụ m album? Ọ pụrụ ịbụ, ma m nwere olileanya na-adịghị. Maka ugbu a, Achọrọ m na-enwe na oge na-eso gị niile ihe m na-eche m bụ ezigbo ọrụ ma. A otutu agbanweela kemgbe 2012, kama otu ihe na-anọgide n'otu: Jizọs bụ Onyenwe anyị, na m chọrọ ịsọpụrụ Ya na m music.

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38 comments

  1. Tonyzaghachi

    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, music, 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. MrAveryBrownzaghachi

    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, ozizi, music, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Jizọs bụ Onyenwe anyị, and I want to honor Him…” m na-ekwu, 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. DavidQuinoneszaghachi

    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. MattShaferzaghachi

    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. VICTORKHIZzaghachi

    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. ga-zaghachi

    njem, 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. njem, 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. Andrewzaghachi

    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 Mayzaghachi

    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. Kudzzaghachi

    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. RommelAlonzozaghachi

    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. Sarahzaghachi

    Much respect for you, njem 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. Brandonzaghachi

    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. ErickCorralzaghachi

    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, njem 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. Chukwu gozie.

  14. CBzaghachi

    njem, 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

  15. JoshuaDenimzaghachi

    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!! akpa ọchị

    -JoshuaDenim

  16. AustinRobertszaghachi

    njem, 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. No. 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. Chukwu gozie.

  17. DrowningInGracezaghachi

    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.

  18. Julia ụlọ akwụkwọ ji agwụzaghachi

    njem–

    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. Hụrụ gị n'anya!

    –Julia

  19. tamsynzaghachi

    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. Chukwu gozie! Tamsyn, South Africa

  20. JesiliaLeaupepezaghachi

    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. (N'agbanyeghị, 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).

    Chineke na-agọzi gị 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. Billyzaghachi

    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