等待, 之旅 - 沒有你退休?

幾個月前,我宣布一個全新的專輯讓大家大吃一驚, “上升.” 你不明白這是多麼艱難我的標籤之前保持安靜一下吧,我去公共. 這張專輯曾在工作了一年多, 我迫不及待地告訴大家 - 尤其是那些誰保持的時候我一度下探新的東西問.

響應至今一直深受鼓舞. 我很驚訝,人們繼續支持我,即使我已經很安靜了過去兩年. 你的愛和激情只增加礦.

提前退休

一,我不會感到驚訝的答复是這一個: “等待, 我還以為你退休?“這是遵循我身邊像影子一樣的問題. 我在討論它 面試, 鳴叫, 和 博客文章, 但我知道它仍然不清楚一些. 讓我繼續嘗試設置打抱不平: 我從來沒有退役.

在 2012, 我宣布,我會“,從音樂踏步而去。”是的, 我知道這聽起來退休雜交, 但我故意沒有使用這個詞. 我一直是故意模糊的,因為我不是 100% 相信這將是什麼樣子.

我知道這是可能的,“好日子”是我的最後一張專輯, 但我不知道. 下面是我知道的: 將有一個巨大的轉變優先級,將徹底改變我如何與音樂. 我也不會與我的同胞司儀的道路上盡可能多. 我不能夠炮製出一堆新的音樂. 我不會是一個全職的說唱歌手. 我知道我想幫助牧師上帝的教會.

從那之後, 我在我在華盛頓特區的教堂已服務. 在不同的田園角色. 我做行政工作, 說教和教學, 青年事工, 婚姻輔導, 等等. 我去個月沒有做任何節目或寫一首歌的單桿,因為教會的責任. 我甚至坐了 2013 毫無顧忌之旅. 雖然我錯過了創造新的音樂, 我愛我一直在做什麼. 健康問題使人們在充滿挑戰的時代, 但它一直是一個有益的賽季我和我家人.

新專輯

專職牧養事工的第一年後, 我決定慢慢地開始一個新的記錄工作. 我的創意果汁已經瓶裝了, 我正準備去. 但是,而不是不停的寫作和記錄的五6個月爆, 這張專輯是緩慢而穩定的,因為音樂是不是我的全職工作. 制定出偉大的,因為我可以慢慢的手藝每首歌曲, 得到它接近完美盡可能.

我決定這個時候一個生產者工作, 而不是從很多不同的球員接受提交的軌道. 當我把想法Gawvi他愛它, 我們相互推搡,使一些令人難以置信. 我到亞特蘭大提出的每項行程是至關重要的,因為它是如此難以從家庭和教會的職責脫身. 但在這裡我們是在一年後, 這幾乎出!

我知道有些人還在困惑什麼,從我期待未來. 有我許多的未知數, 但我會告訴你我所知道:

– 我還是想成為一名牧師.
– 我還是想做音樂.
– 我還是想前往說唱並講話.
– 我還是想寫書.

而我試圖找出如何,或者如果可以做所有這些事情在榮耀神的方法, 同時仍然忠實於我的家人和上帝的教會.

將 “上升” 是我的最後一張專輯? 它可能是, 但我希望不是. 目前, 我要享受的時刻,並與大家分享我認為是我最好的作品還沒有. 因為發生了很多變化 2012, 但有一點是相同的: 耶穌是上帝, 我想用我的音樂來榮耀他.

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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, 音樂, 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, 教學, 音樂, and family in an awesome way. That’s why I’ll continue to support him in his endeavors, and as he mentioned “耶穌是上帝, and I want to honor Him…” 我說, 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. 安德魯回复

    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.

    非常喜歡

  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!! 大聲笑

    -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. 沒有. 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.
    格雷斯與和平.

  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. Love you!

    –朱莉婭

  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. (順便一提, 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).

    上帝保佑你老兄. 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