Esperar, Trip - Não se aposentar?

Um par de meses atrás eu surpreendeu a todos ao anunciar um novo álbum, “Subir.” Você não entende o quão difícil era para manter silêncio sobre o assunto antes de minha gravadora e eu fui pública. O álbum tinha sido nas obras há mais de um ano, e eu não podia esperar para dizer a todos - especialmente aqueles que ficava perguntando quando eu estava caindo algo novo.

A resposta até agora tem sido profundamente encorajador. Estou surpreso que as pessoas continuaram a apoiar-me, embora eu tenha sido muito tranquilo para os últimos dois anos. Seu amor e emoção só tem aumentado mina.

Reforma antecipada

Uma das respostas que eu não estava surpresa por foi um presente: "Esperar, Eu pensei que você se aposentou?"Esta é a pergunta que me segue como uma sombra. Eu já lhe respondeu no entrevistas, tweets, e postagens no blog, mas eu sei que ainda não está claro para alguns. Deixe-me continuar a tentar ajustar o registro reto: Eu nunca se aposentou.

Dentro 2012, Anunciei que eu estaria "afastando-se da música." Sim, Eu sei que soa aposentadoria-ish, mas eu propositadamente não usar essa palavra. Eu mantive-intencionalmente vago porque eu não estava 100% certo o que seria semelhante.

Eu sabia que era possível que "The Good Life" foi o meu último álbum, mas eu não tinha certeza. Aqui está o que eu sabia: haveria uma alteração de prioridades grande que iria mudar drasticamente como eu relacionado à música. Eu não ficaria fora na estrada com os meus colegas emcees tanto. Eu não seria capaz de pôr em marcha um monte de música nova. Eu não seria um rapper tempo integral. Eu sabia que queria para ajudar a igreja pastor de Deus.

Desde aquele tempo, Eu tenho vindo a servir na minha igreja em Washington D.C.. em várias funções pastorais. Eu fiz o trabalho do admin, pregação e ensino, pastoral juvenil, aconselhamento conjugal, etc. Fui meses sem fazer nenhum show ou escrever uma única barra de uma canção por causa das responsabilidades da igreja. Eu mesmo ficou de fora do 2013 Posto unashamed. E embora eu perdi a criação de novas músicas, Eu amo o que eu venho fazendo. problemas de saúde fizeram um desafio às vezes, mas tem sido uma temporada gratificante para mim e minha família.

Novo álbum

Após esse primeiro ano de ministério pastoral em tempo integral, Eu decidi começar lentamente trabalhando em um novo recorde. Meus sucos criativos tinha sido engarrafado, e eu estava pronto para ir. Mas em vez de uma explosão de cinco ou seis meses da escrita non-stop e de gravação, este álbum foi lenta e constante desde que a música não era o meu trabalho a tempo completo. Isso funcionou muito bem, porque eu poderia lentamente criar cada canção, e obtê-lo tão perto da perfeição quanto possível.

Eu decidi trabalhar com um produtor dessa vez, em vez de aceitar submissões de pista de um bando de caras diferentes. Quando eu trouxe a idéia de Gawvi ele adorou, e empurrou o outro para fazer algo incrível. Cada viagem que fiz para Atlanta foi crucial, porque era muito difícil ficar longe dos direitos da família e da igreja. Mas aqui estamos ao longo de um ano depois, e é quase fora!

Eu sei que algumas pessoas ainda estão confusos sobre o que esperar de mim no futuro. Há muitas incógnitas para mim, mas eu vou te dizer o que eu sei:

– Eu ainda quero ser um pastor.
– Eu ainda quero fazer música.
– Eu ainda quero viajar para rap e falar.
– Eu ainda quero escrever livros.

E eu estou tentando descobrir como ou se eu posso fazer todas essas coisas de uma maneira que honre a Deus, enquanto ainda está sendo fiel a minha família e igreja de Deus.

Vontade “Subir” ser meu último álbum? Poderia ser, mas espero que não. Para agora, Eu quero aproveitar o momento e compartilhar com todos vocês o que eu acho que é o meu melhor trabalho ainda. Muita coisa mudou desde 2012, mas uma coisa permanece a mesma: Jesus é senhor, e eu quero honrá-lo com a minha música.

AÇÕES

38 comentários

  1. TonyResposta

    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, música, 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. MrAveryBrownResposta

    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, ensino, música, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Jesus é senhor, and I want to honor Him…” eu digo, 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. DavidQuinonesResposta

    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. MattShaferResposta

    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. VICTORKHIZResposta

    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. TeriaResposta

    Viagem, 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. Viagem, 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. AndrewResposta

    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 MayResposta

    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. KudzResposta

    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. RommelAlonzoResposta

    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. SarahResposta

    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. BrandonResposta

    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. ErickCorralResposta

    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. Deus abençoe.

  14. CBResposta

    Viagem, 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!
    #sem vergonha

  15. JoshuaDenimResposta

    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. AustinRobertsResposta

    Viagem, 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. Não. 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. Deus abençoe.

  17. LIllianResposta

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

  18. DrowningInGraceResposta

    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.

  19. Julia RiebResposta

    Viagem–

    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. tamsynResposta

    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. Deus abençoe! Tamsyn, South Africa

  21. JesiliaLeaupepeResposta

    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. BillyResposta

    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