waart, Rees - Huet net Pensioun?

E puer Méint iwwerrascht ech jiddereen vun engem neien Album Aussiicht, “Rise.” Dir verstinn net, wéi schwéier et war, ier méng Label doriwwer roueg ze halen an ech si ëffentlech. Den Album huet fir iwwer engem Joer an den Aarbechten goufen, an ech konnt net wait jidderengem ze soen - virun allem déi, déi anscheinend nach méi batter wann ech eppes Spiller huet nei.

Der Äntwert esou wäit ass zudéifst encouragéiert. Ech verwonnert dass Leit mech weider hunn och zu Ënnerstëtzung wann ech fir d'lescht zwee Jore relativ roueg ginn hu. Deng Léift a Sammler ass Grouf nëmme fräi.

Preretraite

Ee vun den Äntwerte ech war net iwwerraschen war dat ee: "Waart, Ech duecht, Dir pensionéiert?"Dat ass d'Fro déi mech wéi e Stéck ronderëm follegt. Ech sot et zu Interviewen, Tweets, an Blog posts, mä ech weess et ass nach net kloer fir e puer. Loosst mech weider ze versichen de Rekord direkt astellen: Ech ni pensionnéierte.

an 2012, Ech annoncéiert, datt ech wier "Hand ewech vu Musek." Jo, Ech weess, datt Kläng Pensioun-nemen, mee ech benotzen e schwéiere net dass Wuert. Ech huet et duerzou flou well ech net war 100% sécher, wat et am Wanterschlof gären.

Ech wousst et méiglech, datt "The Good Life" war mäi leschten Album, mee ech war net sécher. Hei ass dat, wat ech wosst: et géif eng grouss Prioritéit Verréckelung gin dass drastesch änneren géif, wéi ech un der Musek ze dinn. Ech géif esou vill mat meng Kollegen emcees op der Strooss net eraus ginn. Ech hätt kënnen op net eng ganz Rëtsch vun neie Musek Kierb aus. Ech hätt net e Vollzäit Läich ginn. Ech wosst ech nach Paschtouer Gott an d'Kierch ze hëllefen.

Zënter datt Zäit, Strapp bei meng Kierch zu Washington D.C fräie. zu verschiddene Zuucht Rollen. Ech hu Administrator Aarbecht gemaach, huet an den Unterrécht, Jugendpastoral, Bestietnis Berodung, etc. Ech si Méint ouni weist maachen oder eng eenzeg Bar vun engem Lidd, well vu Kierch Responsabilitéiten schrëftlech. Ech souz och aus der 2013 Unashamed Tour. An obwuel ech nëmmen nei Musek, Ech Léift wat Strapp maachen. Gesondheetlech Problemer hunn et usprochsvollen um Mol gemaach, mä et ass schonn e laangen Saison fir meng Famill a mech.

neien Album

Duerno éischt Joer vun Äre ganzdeegleche Zuucht Ministère, Ech decidéiert lues ze fänken op engem neien Rekord schaffen. Meng kreativ Jus Fläsche an schonn, an ech war prett ze goen. Mä amplaz vun enger fënnef oder sechs Méint riicht vun Net-stoppen schreiwen an opzehuelen, dësem Album war lues a lues, well Musek net meng voll Zäit Aarbecht war. Dat geklappt super well ech lues all Lidd Handwierk kéint, an get et den no Perfektioun wéi méiglech.

Ech décidéiert mat ee Produzent dëser Zäit ze schaffen, amplaz vun de Participatiounen vun enger Rëtsch vu verschidden Typen Streck akzeptéiert. Wann ech d'Iddi ze Gawvi matbruecht hat hien et, a Gedeessems géigesäiteg eppes gäil ze maachen. All Rees ech zu Atlanta feieren war entscheedende well et sou schwéier war vun der Famill an der Kierch Flichten ze kréien ewech. Mä hei si mir iwwer e Joer méi spéit, an et ass bal net!

Ech kennen e puer Leit sinn nach duercherneen wat aus mer an der Zukunft ze erwaarden. Et gi vill has fir mech, mä ech wäert Iech soen, wat ech weess:

– Ech wëll nach eng Paschtouer ze ginn.
– Ech wëll nach Musek ze maachen.
– Ech wëll nach zu Rap reesen an schwätzen.
– Ech wëll nach Bicher ze schreiwen.

An ech versiche eraus ze fannen, wéi oder wann ech all déi Saachen an eng Manéier maachen kann, datt Gott Éiere, iwwerdeems nach ëmmer trei zu menger Famill a Gott d'Kierch ginn.

wäert “Rise” mein leschten Album? Et kéint, mee ech hoffen net. fir elo, Ech wëll de Moment ze genéissen a mat Iech deelen alles wat ech mengen ass meng bescht Aarbecht nach. A Villes geännert zënter 2012, mä eng Saach bleift dee selwechten: Jesus ass Här, an ech wëll zu Éiere Him mat menger Musek.

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38 kommentéiert

  1. TonyAntwort

    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, Musek, 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. MrAveryBrownAntwort

    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, Léier, Musek, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Jesus ass Här, and I want to honor Him…” ech soen, 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. DavidQuinonesAntwort

    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. MattShaferAntwort

    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. VICTORKHIZAntwort

    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. TeriaAntwort

    Rees, 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. Rees, 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. ginn geseent!
    T. Holmes

  7. AndrewAntwort

    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 MayAntwort

    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. KudzAntwort

    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. RommelAlonzoAntwort

    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. SarahAntwort

    Much respect for you, Rees 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. BrandonAntwort

    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. ErickCorralAntwort

    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, Rees 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 schützt.

  14. CBAntwort

    Rees, 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. JoshuaDenimAntwort

    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. AustinRobertsAntwort

    Rees, 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. Nee. 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. God bless.

  17. LIllianAntwort

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

  18. DrowningInGraceAntwort

    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 a Fridden.

  19. Julia RiebAntwort

    Rees–

    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

  20. tamsynAntwort

    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 schützt! Tamsyn, South Africa

  21. JesiliaLeaupepeAntwort

    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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  24. BillyAntwort

    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