maghintay, Trip - Hindi Nagretiro Ka?

Ang isang pares months ago ako nagulat lahat ng tao sa pamamagitan ng hayag ng isang bagong tatak album, “tumaas.” Hindi mo na maunawaan kung paano mahirap ito ay upang panatilihing tahimik tungkol dito bago ang aking label at nagpunta ako pampublikong. Ang album ay naging sa mga gawa para sa higit sa isang taon, at hindi ko maaaring maghintay upang sabihin sa lahat ng tao - lalo na ang mga nag-iingat na humihingi kapag ako ay pag-drop ng isang bagong bagay.

Ang tugon sa ngayon ay naging malalim na naghihikayat. Ako nagtaka nang labis na ang mga tao ay patuloy na sumusuporta sa akin kahit na ako nakapunta medyo tahimik para sa huling dalawang taon. Ang iyong pag-ibig at kaguluhan ay may lamang nadagdagan mine.

Maagang pagretiro

Isa sa mga kasagutan hindi ako ay sorpresa sa pamamagitan noon ay ang isang ito: "Maghintay, Akala ko kayo ay nagretiro?"Ito ang tanong na sumusunod sa akin sa paligid tulad ng isang anino. Ko na naka-address ito sa panayam, tweets, at mga post sa blog, ngunit alam ko ito ay hindi maliwanag pa rin sa ilang mga. Hayaan akong magpatuloy upang subukan upang itakda ang record tuwid: Hindi ko nagretiro.

Sa 2012, inihayag ko na gusto kong maging "stepping ang layo mula sa musika." Oo, Alam ko na ang tunog retirement-ish, ngunit ako kusa ay hindi gamitin ang salitang iyon. Iningatan ko ito sadyang hindi malinaw dahil ako ay hindi 100% sigurado kung ano ang hitsura.

Alam ko ito ay posible na "The Good Life" ay ang aking huling album, ngunit ako ay hindi sigurado. Narito ang kung ano ko alam: doon ay magiging isang malaking shift priority na drastically baguhin kung paano ko na may kaugnayan sa musika. hindi ako magiging out sa kalsada na may mga kapwa ko emcees ng mas maraming. hindi ko magagawang upang pihitan out ng grupo ng mga bagong music. Hindi ko ay magiging isang full time rapper. Alam kong gusto ko upang makatulong sa simbahan pastor ng Diyos.

Simula noon, Gumagamit ako naglilingkod sa aking iglesia sa Washington D.C. sa iba't-ibang pastoral mga tungkulin. Ginawa ko na admin work, pangangaral at pagtuturo, kabataan ministeryo, marital counseling, etc. Nagpunta ako buwan nang walang paggawa ng anumang mga palabas o nagsusulat ng isang solong bar ng isang kanta dahil sa mga responsibilidad ng simbahan. Ako kahit na nakaupo ang 2013 Unashamed Tour. At kahit na ako hindi nakuha ang paglikha ng bagong musika, Gustung-gusto ko kung ano ako ng paggawa. Health isyu na ginawa ito mahirap sa mga beses, ngunit ito ay naging isang rewarding season para sa aking pamilya at sa akin.

New Album

Pagkatapos nito unang taon ng full-time pastoral ministeryo, Ako ay nagpasya na dahan-dahan simulan ang paggawa sa isang bagong tala. My creative juices ay de-boteng up, at ako ay handa na upang pumunta. Ngunit sa halip ng isang lima o anim na buwan na pagputok ng non-stop pagsulat at pag-record, ang album na ito ay mabagal at tumatag since music ay hindi ang aking full time na trabaho. Na nagtrabaho out mahusay na dahil kaya kong mabagal bapor bawat kanta, at kumuha ito bilang malapit sa perpekto hangga't maaari.

Ako ay nagpasya na magtrabaho sa isa producer oras na ito, sa halip na tanggapin track submissions mula sa isang grupo ng mga iba't ibang mga guys. Nang aking ilabas ang ideya na Gawvi siya minamahal ito, at hindi na namin hunhon bawat isa upang gumawa ng isang bagay hindi kapani-paniwala. Ang bawat paglalakbay na ginawa ko sa Atlanta ay mahalaga dahil ito ay kaya mahirap upang makakuha ng layo mula sa mga tungkulin sa pamilya at simbahan. Ngunit dito tayo sa loob ng isang taon mamaya, at ito ay halos out!

Alam ko ang ilang mga tao pa rin nalilito tungkol sa kung ano ang inaasahan mula sa akin sa hinaharap. Maraming unknowns para sa akin, ngunit Kukunin ko sabihin sa iyo kung ano ang ko alam:

– Ako pa rin nais na maging isang pastor.
– Ako pa rin nais na gawin music.
– Gusto ko pa rin sa paglalakbay sa rap at magsalita.
– Ko pa rin bang magsulat ng mga libro.

At sinusubukan ko upang malaman kung paano o kung maaari kong gawin ang lahat ng mga bagay sa isang paraan na nagpaparangal sa Diyos, habang pa rin tapat sa aking pamilya at simbahan ng Diyos.

habilin “tumaas” ang aking huling album? Maaaring ito ay, ngunit hindi ko pag-asa. Sa ngayon, Gusto kong upang tamasahin ang mga sandali at ibahagi sa iyo ang lahat ng kung ano ang tingin ko ay ang aking pinakamahusay na trabaho pa. Ang isang pulutong ay nagbago mula noong 2012, ngunit ang isang bagay ay nananatiling ang parehong: Si Jesus ay Panginoon, at gusto kong parangalan Siya sa aking musika.

SHARES

38 Tingnan ang mga komento

  1. Tonytumugon

    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, musika, 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.

    nang gumagalang,
    Tony

  2. MrAveryBrowntumugon

    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, pagtuturo, musika, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “Si Jesus ay Panginoon, and I want to honor Him…” sabi ko, 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. DavidQuinonestumugon

    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. MattShafertumugon

    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. Michael Jimeneztumugon

    Trip you’re an inspiration to all of us Christian Rappers. We support every and any decisions you make. Keep it

  6. VICTORKHIZtumugon

    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.

  7. Teriatumugon

    biyahe, 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. biyahe, 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. Pagpalain ka!
    T. Holmes

  8. Andrewtumugon

    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.

  9. Robert Maytumugon

    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.

  10. Kudztumugon

    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!

  11. RommelAlonzotumugon

    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

  12. Sarahtumugon

    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.

  13. Ashleytumugon

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

  14. Brandontumugon

    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.

  15. ErickCorraltumugon

    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. Biyayaan ka.

  16. CBtumugon

    biyahe, 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 & pamilya mo, 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!
    #walang hiya

  17. JoshuaDenimtumugon

    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

  18. AustinRobertstumugon

    biyahe, 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. Hindi. 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. Biyayaan ka.

  19. LIlliantumugon

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

  20. GabeTavianotumugon

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

  21. DrowningInGracetumugon

    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 at Kapayapaan.

  22. Julia hadhadtumugon

    biyahe–

    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. Mahal kita!

    –Julia

  23. Tamsyntumugon

    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. Biyayaan ka! Tamsyn, South Africa

  24. JesiliaLeaupepetumugon

    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. (Siya nga pala, 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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  27. Billytumugon

    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