tunggu, Trip - Tidak Anda Bersara?

Sepasang suami isteri bulan yang lalu saya membuat kejutan dengan mengumumkan album baru, “Rise.” Anda tidak faham bagaimana sukarnya adalah untuk berdiam mengenainya sebelum label saya dan saya pergi awam. Album ini telah dalam kerja-kerja selama lebih setahun, dan saya tidak sabar untuk memberitahu semua orang - terutama mereka yang asyik bertanya apabila saya menjatuhkan sesuatu yang baru.

Sambutan yang setakat ini telah amat menggalakkan. Saya kagum bahawa orang terus menyokong saya walaupun saya telah menjadi agak tenang sejak dua tahun yang lalu. kasih sayang dan keseronokan anda telah hanya meningkat saya.

Bersara awal

Salah satu jawapan saya tidak mengejutkan oleh adalah salah satu ini: "Tunggu, Saya fikir anda bersara?"Ini adalah soalan yang mengikutiku sekitar seperti bayang-bayang. Saya telah ditangani dalam temuduga, tweet, dan posting blog, tetapi saya tahu ia masih tidak jelas kepada beberapa. Biar saya terus cuba untuk menjelaskan hakikat yang sebenarnya: Saya tidak pernah bersara.

dalam 2012, Saya telah mengumumkan bahawa saya akan "melangkah jauh dari muzik." Ya, Saya tahu bahawa bunyi persaraan-ish, tetapi saya sengaja tidak menggunakan perkataan yang. Saya terus dengan sengaja kabur kerana saya tidak 100% pasti apa yang ia akan kelihatan seperti.

Saya tahu ia adalah mungkin bahawa "The Good Life" adalah album terakhir saya, tetapi saya tidak pasti. Berikut adalah apa yang aku tahu: akan ada anjakan keutamaan besar yang secara drastik akan mengubah bagaimana saya yang berkaitan dengan muzik. Saya tidak akan keluar di jalan raya dengan rakan-rakan pengacara saya sebanyak. Saya tidak akan dapat engkol keluar sekumpulan muzik baru. Saya tidak akan menjadi rapper sepenuh masa. Saya tahu saya mahu membantu gereja paderi Tuhan.

Sejak masa itu, Saya telah berkhidmat di gereja saya di Washington D.C. dalam pelbagai peranan pastoral. Saya telah melakukan kerja-kerja admin, dakwah dan pengajaran, kementerian belia, kaunseling perkahwinan, dan lain-lain. Saya pergi bulan tanpa melakukan apa-apa rancangan atau menulis bar tunggal lagu kerana tanggungjawab gereja. Saya juga duduk keluar 2013 Tour Unashamed. Dan walaupun saya terlepas mencipta muzik baru, Saya suka apa yang saya telah lakukan. isu-isu kesihatan menjadikan ia mencabar pada masa-masa, tetapi ia adalah musim bermanfaat untuk saya dan keluarga saya.

Album baru

Selepas tahun pertama kementerian pastoral sepenuh masa, Saya membuat keputusan untuk perlahan-lahan mula bekerja pada rekod baru. jus kreatif saya telah botol sehingga, dan saya bersedia untuk pergi. Tetapi bukan pecah lima atau enam bulan penulisan tanpa henti dan rakaman, album ini lambat dan stabil sejak muzik bukan kerja sepenuh masa saya. Yang bekerja di luar yang besar kerana saya perlahan-lahan boleh mencipta setiap lagu, dan mendapatkannya sebagai dekat dengan kesempurnaan yang mungkin.

Saya memutuskan untuk bekerjasama dengan salah satu pengeluar masa ini, bukannya menerima permohonan trek dari sekumpulan lelaki yang berbeza. Ketika Aku membawa idea untuk Gawvi dia menyukainya, dan kita menolak antara satu sama lain untuk membuat sesuatu yang luar biasa. Setiap perjalanan saya membuat ke Atlanta adalah penting kerana ia adalah begitu sukar untuk melepaskan diri daripada keluarga dan gereja tugas. Tetapi di sini kita lebih setahun kemudian, dan ia hampir keluar!

Saya tahu sesetengah orang masih keliru mengenai apa yang diharapkan daripada saya pada masa akan datang. Terdapat banyak yang tidak diketahui untuk saya, tetapi saya akan memberitahu anda apa yang saya tahu:

– Saya masih mahu menjadi seorang pastor.
– Saya masih mahu melakukan muzik.
– Saya masih ingin melakukan perjalanan ke rap dan bercakap.
– Saya masih mahu menulis buku.

Dan saya cuba untuk mengetahui bagaimana atau jika saya boleh melakukan semua perkara-perkara dengan cara yang hormat kepada Tuhan, namun masih lagi setia kepada keluarga saya dan gereja Tuhan.

Will “Rise” menjadi album terakhir saya? Ia boleh menjadi, tetapi saya tidak berharap. Untuk sekarang, Saya mahu menikmati masa ini dan berkongsi dengan anda semua apa yang saya fikir adalah hasil kerja saya terbaik lagi. Banyak yang telah berubah sejak 2012, tetapi satu perkara yang tetap sama: Yesus adalah Tuhan, dan saya mahu menghormati Dia dengan muzik saya.

SAHAM

38 comments

  1. TonyBalas

    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, muzik, 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.

    hormat,
    Tony

  2. MrAveryBrownBalas

    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, mengajar, muzik, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Yesus adalah Tuhan, and I want to honor Him…” Saya katakan, 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. DavidQuinonesBalas

    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. MattShaferBalas

    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. VICTORKHIZBalas

    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. TeriaBalas

    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. diberkati!
    T. Holmes

  7. AndrewBalas

    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 MayBalas

    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. KudzBalas

    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. RommelAlonzoBalas

    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. SarahBalas

    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. AshleyBalas

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

  13. BrandonBalas

    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.

  14. ErickCorralBalas

    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. Tuhan merahmati.

  15. CBBalas

    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 & keluarga kamu, 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

  16. JoshuaDenimBalas

    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

  17. AustinRobertsBalas

    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. Tiada. 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. Tuhan merahmati.

  18. GabeTavianoBalas

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

  19. DrowningInGraceBalas

    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 dan Keamanan.

  20. Julia disapuBalas

    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

  21. tamsynBalas

    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. Tuhan merahmati! Tamsyn, Afrika Selatan

  22. JesiliaLeaupepeBalas

    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. (Dengan cara ini, 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).

    Tuhan memberkati anda 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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  25. BillyBalas

    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

  26. AbigailBalas

    I LOVE YOUR MUSIC TRIP!!!!! I love how you represent the gospel through your music. Terima kasih!! Tuhan merahmati!!!