等待, 之旅 - 没有你退休?

几个月前,我宣布一个全新的专辑让大家大吃一惊, “上升.” 你不明白这是多么艰难我的标签之前保持安静一下吧,我去公共. 这张专辑曾在工作了一年多, 我迫不及待地告诉大家 - 尤其是那些谁保持的时候我一度下探新的东西问.

响应至今一直深受鼓舞. 我很惊讶,人们继续支持我,即使我已经很安静了过去两年. 你的爱和激情只增加矿.

提前退休

一,我不会感到惊讶的答复是这一个: “等待, 我还以为你退休?“这是遵循我身边像影子一样的问题. 我在讨论它 面试, 鸣叫, 和 博客文章, 但我知道它仍然不清楚一些. 让我继续尝试设置打抱不平: 我从来没有退役.

在 2012, 我宣布,我会“,从音乐踏步而去。”是的, 我知道这听起​​来退休杂交, 但我故意没有使用这个词. 我一直是故意模糊的,因为我不是 100% 相信这将是什么样子.

我知道这是可能的,“好日子”是我的最后一张专辑, 但我不知道. 下面是我知道的: 将有一个巨大的转变优先级,将彻底改变我如何与音乐. 我也不会与我的同胞司仪的道路上尽可能多. 我不能够炮制出一堆新的音乐. 我不会是一个全职的说唱歌手. 我知道我想帮助牧师上帝的教会.

从那之后, 我在我在华盛顿特区的教堂已服务. 在不同的田园角色. 我做行政工作, 说教和教学, 青年事工, 婚姻辅导, 等等. 我去个月没有做任何节目或写一首歌的单杆,因为教会的责任. 我甚至坐了 2013 毫无顾忌之旅. 虽然我错过了创造新的音乐, 我爱我一直在做什么. 健康问题使人们在充满挑战的时代, 但它一直是一个有益的赛季我和我家人.

新专辑

专职牧养事工的第一年后, 我决定慢慢地开始一个新的记录工作. 我的创意果汁已经瓶装了, 我正准备去. 但是,而不是不停的写作和记录的五6个月爆, 这张专辑是缓慢而稳定的,因为音乐是不是我的全职工作. 制定出伟大的,因为我可以慢慢的手艺每首歌曲, 得到它接近完美尽可能.

我决定这个时候一个生产者工作, 而不是从很多不同的球员接受提交的轨道. 当我把想法Gawvi他爱它, 我们相互推搡,使一些令人难以置信. 我到亚特兰大提出的每项行程是至关重要的,因为它是如此难以从家庭和教会的职责脱身. 但在这里我们是在一年后, 这几乎出!

我知道有些人还在困惑什么,从我期待未来. 有我许多的未知数, 但我会告诉你我所知道:

– 我还是想成为一名牧师.
– 我还是想做音乐.
– 我还是想前往说唱并讲话.
– 我还是想写书.

而我试图找出如何,或者如果可以做所有这些事情在荣耀神的方法, 同时仍然忠实于我的家人和上帝的教会.

将 “上升” 是我的最后一张专辑? 它可能是, 但我希望不是. 目前, 我要享受的时刻,并与大家分享我认为是我最好的作品还没有. 因为发生了很多变化 2012, 但有一点是相同的: 耶稣是上帝, 我想用我的音乐来荣耀他.

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  1. 托尼回复

    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, 音乐, 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.

    尊敬,
    托尼

  2. MrAveryBrown回复

    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, 教学, 音乐, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “耶稣是上帝, and I want to honor Him…” 我说, 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. DavidQuinones回复

    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. MattShafer回复

    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. VICTORKHIZ回复

    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. Teria回复

    旅, 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. 旅, 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. 祝福!
    T. Holmes

  7. 安德鲁回复

    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 May回复

    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. Kudz回复

    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. RommelAlonzo回复

    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.

    非常喜欢

  11. Sarah回复

    Much respect for you, 李之旅. 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. 您, 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. Brandon回复

    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. ErickCorral回复

    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, 李之旅, 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. 上帝保佑.

  14. CB回复

    旅, 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. JoshuaDenim回复

    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!! 大声笑

    -JoshuaDenim

  16. AustinRoberts回复

    旅, 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. 没有. 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. 上帝保佑.

  17. DrowningInGrace回复

    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.
    格雷斯与和平.

  18. Julia Rieb回复

    旅–

    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. 爱你!

    –朱莉娅

  19. tamsyn回复

    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. 上帝保佑! Tamsyn, South Africa

  20. JesiliaLeaupepe回复

    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. (顺便一提, 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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  23. Billy回复

    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