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  • January 26, 2015By Trip Lee

    “Trip’s written a book that I think every young person needs to read. His passion for Jesus and this generation comes through loud and clear on every page. I can’t wait to see the impact this message has on a generation that’s hungry for purpose.” — Lecrae, Grammy awarding- winning artist @lecrae “Rise is a

  • January 26, 2015By Trip Lee

    Trip’s new book, Rise, is out now! Read John Piper‘s foreword to the book below. You can pre-order the book and find out more at Risebook.tv One of the main things I like about Trip Lee and his book, Rise, is the interplay of reverence and relevance. The aim at relevance in American culture is common.

  • January 22, 2015By Trip Lee

    People have asked Trip what his new book is about. Here he is talking about that briefly. You can learn more about the book at Risebook.tv

  • January 20, 2015By Trip Lee

    Hey guys! My book Rise is releasing on January 27 (next week!) and I need your help. We’re looking for people who can help be a part of a Street Team and help us spread the word about the book online and on their social media. You can check out more about the book at

  • January 15, 2015By Trip Lee

    I played varsity basketball in high school. That’s a completely true statement (unless you force me to define the word play). I attended a small private school, and if you were a senior you got a spot on the varsity team. I love the game of basketball, but I’m a lot better at watching it

  • January 8, 2015By Trip Lee

    I was fifteen years old and my life was being turned inside out. My name and appearance hadn’t changed, but everything else about me had. I was a completely different person than I had been a year or two before. I don’t mean like when people go to college and re-create themselves with new nicknames

  • December 18, 2014By Trip Lee

    This is a brief message from Advance College Conference in Raleigh, NC. You can read the manuscript below: I want to speak to you very briefly about using our gifts for the glory of Jesus. Have you ever heard kids ask questions? They have an amazing curiosity that seems to have no end. That magical question

  • December 8, 2014By Trip Lee

    Here are all the lyrics for Trip’s fifth studio album Rise. Click on the song title to see the lyrics for each track. Enjoy and share with a friend! 1. Rise 2. Lights On 3. Shweet 4. Manolo ft. Lecrae 5. You Don’t Know 6. All Rise Up (Interlude) 7. All Rise Up 8. Beautiful

  • December 8, 2014By Trip Lee

    Hook: (Dmitri) I feel thorns where my crown was I’ll be weak but I’m alive From the dust until dawn yeah I’ll survive cause I got Sweet Victory Nobody can take it from me Sweet victory Cause I got, sweet victory yeah Verse 1: You see me limping , I know you see me limping

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Verse 1: It’s something on my mind do you got a moment? Soapbox swag, I just got upon it I been in these chains and I’m tired of it (Car noise) I know you hear these tires rubbing Screeching down the road, gotta get away I plotting my escape, I think this the day ‘Cause

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Intro: (Natalie) I see you watching Do you like what you see? Am I single? Well, sorta kinda maybe What did you have in mind? Your face looks familiar I see you all the time And I can keep you company tonight You ain’t gotta tell nobody Ain’t nobody else around watching Yeah just say

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Verse 1: Boy I hopped out the grave good morning I been sleeping for too long I’m yawning Everybody talking trying to see me, disbelief Like how he breathing? He was six feet deep Boy what you saying? Hold up shut your mouth Dead men can’t holla, what you talking bout? ‘Cause once through that

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Intro/sample: Hold up, hold up Let me get another one (Repeat 4X) Verse: Boy you know I got them J’s, rock them on my feet Caught up in the craze, my closet ain’t complete You know I got them 5’s and I just got them 12’s But you know them 1’s I really wanted is

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Verse 1: I’m going in today This my only shot My life could end today Yeah my heart stop If I go out tonight I’m going out on top I give it all this life ain’t all I got Yessir now wait a minute bruh I see y’all rocking with your hands high Waiting for

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Intro: Oh, I love you, yeah Like no other, yeah When I see you smile you shine just like the summer, yeah Verse 1: You know that feeling when them words fail It’s hard to verbalize what I wanna tell To my mini me, my little man Be talking baby talk, I don’t know what

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Sample: If we all rise up, oh yeah oh yeah (repeat) Verse 1: I know I don’t deserve to touch the mic bro But this craft is something that I would fight for I’m in the lab with this pen and a pad Knowing I might finish last, that ain’t really why I write though
Let’s

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Intro/sample: Some days I feel so close And some days it seems so far Surely goodness and mercy shall always follow And never return void, oh Hallelujah being the highest praise I’ll give it to you gladly all my days I just hope that all my life conveys that I mean every word, ooh Even

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Hook: I do it for the turn up Got that ammo locked and loaded I ain’t talking about no burner Flip a page, I’ll explode it Got a cabin in Manolo (nolo) Manolo (nolo) Manolo (nolo) Manolo (Repeat 2X) Verse 1 (Trip): Trying to tell them boys I never leave the crib alone Cause I

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Hook: Get them hands in the air Make a little noise in the stands if you there Brag on the Godman if you dare, only if you dare That’d be shweet What if when you brag it wasn’t ‘bout the clothes with the tags? That’d be shweet What if when you brag it was bout

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Intro/sample Oh oh, the light We don’t know where we going (repeat) Verse 1: Look around it’s all dark, all black everything Like the million man march, but I’m talking bout everything Dark hearts, dark souls Dark minds writing dark flows Can I get a little light though? Is that something I can fight for?

  • December 4, 2014By Trip Lee

    Hook: Today’s the day when we all rise My anchor’s gone so watch me come alive Together we stand against the burning lies And now that I found my wings I’m ready to go Rise, we all rise Oh oh oh We all rise Oh oh oh Today’s the day Rise Verse 1: Hold up

  • December 3, 2014By Trip Lee

    Produced by: Gawvi Additional Vocals by: J. Paul Artwork by: Alex Medina Mixed and Mastered by: JacobBizMorris Verse 1: Don’t nobody wanna hear our pain That’s how I’m feeling when I’m flipping through them twitter comments, all I feel is rain They telling me get over it’s old That stuff

  • December 3, 2014By Trip Lee

    My heart is heavy. I know God is good, and that He’s in control, but my heart is heavy. Last week after the events in Ferguson (and the responses to it on social media), I felt burdened to write a song. My goal wasn’t to make any grand statements or declarations, but

  • December 3, 2014By Trip Lee

    My new book, Rise, comes out January 27th! It will be available wherever books are sold. You can pre-order it now and visit the book website at Risebook.tv. I pray the Lord will use it to encourage my generation to get up and live. Watch the trailer above and read a brief description of the book below: Society says youth

  • October 29, 2014By vrasa

    Enjoying the artwork you’ve seen for Trip’s latest album, Rise? Then grab this shweet wallpaper for your phone so you can have it with you all the time. Download iPhone Wallpaper

  • October 23, 2014By Trip Lee

    What do winners look like? Are they tall or short? Black or white? Strong or weak? I guess it depends on what we mean bywinner.I was sucked into the story of one winner this past month as a read a lengthy, but engaging biography of Michael Jordan. The detailed account reminded me why

  • October 8, 2014By Trip Lee

    A couple months ago I surprised everyone by announcing a brand new album, “Rise.You don’t understand how hard it was to keep quiet about it before my label and I went public. The album had been in the works for over a year, and I couldn’t wait to tell everyone — especially those who

  • April 9, 2014By vrasa

    Need a daily reminder that you were built to brag? We’ve put together a few wallpapers for your phone, tablet, or desktop. There are three simple options below with the BRAG logo. There are more to come later. Enjoy! Download iPhone Wallpaper • Download iPad Wallpaper • Download Desktop Wallpaper Download iPhone Wallpaper • Download

  • March 11, 2014By Trip Lee

    Throughout my life, I’ve gone through seasons when I’ve been really motivated to work out. When I was in high school I just wanted to be buff enough to impress girls (I failed). In the months before my wedding I was trying to work on my honeymoon beach body. These days, I’m just

  • January 29, 2014By Trip Lee

    Music is a big part of my life so I’m always thinking about how to use it best. It’s hard for me to enjoy art without analyzing, taking notes, and asking questions. Beyoncé has our nation’s attention right now and she’s obviously one of our most beloved pop stars. The first lady even said if

  • November 12, 2013By Trip Lee

    I love discussing God’s will for our lives, even when someone disagrees with me about it. Conversations can get real tense real quick though—especially when we’re talking about controversial issues. It’s never fun to tell someone that you think they’re wrong. So I try to be careful with my words, and simply point to what

  • October 31, 2013By Trip Lee

    Whenever I post pictures of my family on social media, the responses are always fun. The most common are, “Your son is so handsome!” or “What a beautiful family!” But one of the other common responses is, “Is your wife white?” People ask me at shows sometimes too. The answer is yes. My wife is

  • September 24, 2013By Trip Lee

    Guest post from Jessica Barefield Let me start by giving a disclaimer. This article is not about how evil social media is. Used in moderation, with the right heart posture, it can be a wonderful thing. The point of this article is to point out some ways that social media can be a pitfall for

  • September 17, 2013By Trip Lee

    When you’re going through a hard time, people don’t always know what to say. The result is meaningless clichés or trite attempts to cheer you up. I’ve always had a problem with cliché phrases– the kind that don’t mean anything to the person saying them and don’t actually help the person hearing them. Silly things

  • September 4, 2013By Trip Lee

    The way we respond to a message depends on who it’s from. Let me give you an example. If a stranger walks up to me on the street and says, “Let me borrow the keys to your car real quick. I want to get some money out of your glove box,” I would probably look

  • August 27, 2013By Trip Lee

    Air Jordans are iconic. I didn’t wear them much growing up though, because my parents refused to buy me ridiculously expensive shoes. I didn’t like it, but I knew I would never get my hands on a pair. So I was forced to cope – by pretending they didn’t exist. It was a

  • August 19, 2013By Trip Lee

    Nobody likes name droppers. You know who I’m talking about. Those people who want you to know that they know people that you probably want to know. When I think “namedropper,” there’s one guy that immediately comes to mind. I’ve only met him a handful of times, but every time we’ve talked, half

  • July 16, 2013By Trip Lee

    I’ve kept up with the Trayvon Martin saga from the beginning. Like many of you I watched the news coverage, read the articles, and talked about it with friends. It dominated public conversation and provoked a much needed discussion about race in America. The ugly reality of racism was pushed in front of our faces,

  • June 17, 2013By Trip Lee

    For as long as I can remember, hip hop has had an obsession with God and religion. I don’t mean to suggest that all rappers are religious devotees. But few rappers – or any artists for that matter – can shake the urge to include God somewhere in their art. It’s natural and good for

  • April 22, 2013By Trip Lee

    Earlier this year I went on tour with my new book, The Good Life. Each night, I gave a talk that tried to answer the question, “What does it mean to live the good life?” In Chattanooga, TN, we recorded the message and I’ve posted it above. The book released on October 1, 2012 and you can

  • February 5, 2013By Trip Lee

    Most of you know me as a rapper and performer, but the truth is, at heart I’ve always been a preacher. For as long as I’ve been making music, my deepest desire has been to proclaim the Gospel and declare the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ. By God’s grace I’ve had the opportunity to

  • January 10, 2013By Trip Lee

    Here’s the audio from a recent sermon I preached on Psalm 142. All of us go through difficult times, but the psalm shows us that even in the worst times we can find everything that we need in God. The four points are: I. God is Our Friend in Times of Trouble II.

  • December 7, 2012By Trip Lee

    Here’s a sermon I preached a couple months ago on Matthew 12:36. I pray it’s an encouragement to you.

  • October 1, 2012By Trip Lee

    In celebration of the release of my book, The Good Life, here’s the official video for “One Sixteen,” from my newest album, also called The Good Life.

  • September 28, 2012By Trip Lee

    Take a look behind the scenes with Trip Lee as he discusses highs and lows in the process of making his latest albumThe Good Life.

  • September 25, 2012By Trip Lee

    Here’s a recent sermon I preached on Jeremiah 31:33. My main points were: I. God Is Working Internationally II. God Is Working Internally III. God Is Working Interpersonally IV. God Is At Work

  • September 13, 2012By Trip Lee

    The book comes out October 1, but you can download a sample chapter at TheGoodLifeTheBook.com, and you can pre-order the book here.

  • September 11, 2012By Trip Lee

    I watched most of the political conventions these last two weeks. The public speaker in me couldn’t help but over-analyze the messages and oratory skills of the candidates and their supporters. Every person on that stage tried to persuade you with personal stories and/or big promises. I’ll admit, some of their desires were noble, but

  • September 10, 2012By Trip Lee

    Here’s a sermon I preached recently on Psalm 95:10-11. My 3 points were simple: I. Sin Provokes God’s Anger II. Sin is an Alernate Path III. Sin keeps us from God’s rest I pray this is an encouragement to you

  • September 10, 2012By Trip Lee

    The book releases on October 1, but you can pre-order it now here.

  • September 10, 2012By Trip Lee

    Trip Lee on “Beautiful Lifefrom Desiring God on Vimeo. The first song I wrote for my most recent album, “The Good Lifewas a song called “Beautiful Life.Desiring God asked me about that song and my heart behind it. Here’s their entire blog post. And here are the lyrics to the song, which

  • August 14, 2012By Trip Lee

    The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one,

  • August 14, 2012By Trip Lee

    Biblical Masculinity and the Importance of Role Models from Desiring God on Vimeo. My friends at Desiring God asked me some questions about the obstacles to manhood and how to fix the problem. Here’s what I said

  • July 27, 2012By Trip Lee

    Here’s the video from my recent sermon at Summit Church in Raleigh, NC. I preached on Mark 5:1-20 about the power, authority, and mercy of Jesus. I hope it’s an encouragement to you

  • July 24, 2012By Trip Lee

    How Romans 8 Helps Trip Lee from Desiring God on Vimeo. My friends at Desiring God asked me to share about the passage of Scripture that helps me most. In this clip I reflect on Romans chapter 8

  • July 24, 2012By Trip Lee

    Trip Lee Is Not a Robot from Desiring God on Vimeo. During a recent interview, Desiring God asked me to talk a little bit about my song, Robot from The Good Life

  • July 3, 2012By Trip Lee

    What Is the Gospel? from Desiring God on Vimeo. Another clip from my interview with Desiring God. They asked me if I could rap the Gospel in 2 minutes. This was my attempt

  • June 25, 2012By Trip Lee

    This is part of an interview I did with Desiring God. I’ll post the other parts as DG puts them up Hip Hop and the Fight Against Sin from Desiring God on Vimeo.

  • May 17, 2012By Trip Lee

    As many of you know, I’ve been working on a book to go along with my newest album, The Good Life. Well this book will be releasing with Moody Publishers on October 1, 2012. Read more about it in the press release below. And go to TheGoodLifeTheBook.com to be notified when it releases. HIP HOP ARTIST

  • May 8, 2012By Trip Lee

    The Good Life tour kicks off this week! Find out which date will be closest to you. We’ll be in Minneapolis, Michigan, Virginia Beach, Nashville, Orlando, and Dallas. More dates will be added soon as well! Click on the links for tickets or go to ReachRecords.com/events.

  • April 21, 2012By Trip Lee

    These are lyrics from my song iLove on my new album “The Good Life.Anybody else suffer from iLove? Verse 1: My girlfriend’s name starts with an I Shines bright like stars in the sky Stays by my side, when its dark she’s the light She befriends many, and we get lost in her eyes

  • April 9, 2012By Trip Lee

    My fourth solo album, “The Good Lifehas officially been released! Buy the album from iTunes here. You can also pick the album up in stores at Lifeway, Family Christian, Mardel, and Target & Wal-Mart (select stores). Also, you can watch the new video for “I’m Goodfeaturing Lecrae here. We partnered with Voice of

  • April 6, 2012By Trip Lee

    It’s normal to remember the day of somebody’s death. Anyone who’s lost a loved one knows that you’ll never forget the day they passed on. It’s the end of a life, and it’s heartbreaking. Of course, as a human race, we don’t only remember loved ones. When important public figures die prematurely, we remember and

  • March 14, 2012By Trip Lee

    “I’m Goodwas one of the last songs to be recorded for my new album, The Good Life. Lecrae and I actually wrote and recorded an entirely different song, and we liked it at first. But eventually we decided it was just pretty good; and we wanted to put out something great. So I played

  • March 3, 2012By Trip Lee

    Register for the Man Up Conference here and learn more about my albumThe Good Lifehere

  • February 14, 2012By Trip Lee

    Everybody wants to be loved. Whether we admit it or not, all of us have this natural desire to feel adored and appreciated by others. Many of us spend our entire lives searching for someone to love us, in hopes that somebody- anybody- will satisfy this longing inside. Well if you’re planning to lose yourself

  • January 24, 2012By Trip Lee

    Robotis the first song of my upcoming album “The Good Lifereleasing April 10. Lyrics to the song and a free download are below I am not your robot, I am not a clone You are not my puppeteer and I am not a drone Got a new master and I follow Him alone

  • January 20, 2012By Trip Lee

    The Good Lifedrops April 10. GetRobotfree here

  • January 19, 2012By Trip Lee

    For the first half of 2011, I did no songs, no features, no shows, no nothing. I moved to Washington DC and took about 5 months off for a pastoral internship. Even though I wasn’t traveling the world and standing in front of a sea of people every night, it was one of the most

  • January 16, 2012By Trip Lee

    Here’s MLK’s courageous leadership on display (not to mention some of the best writing I’ve ever read). He refuses to embrace unjust laws and refuses to wait patiently. He takes the initiative on behalf of a whole race of people. As a black man, I’m deeply grateful to God for the work accomplished through him.

  • January 16, 2012By Trip Lee

    Today we celebrate the legacy of the foremost leader of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Lord used this man to inspire a nation, and move a people towards equality. There is still work to be done, but his contribution was invaluable. No hero is perfect, and Dr. King was no

  • January 12, 2012By Trip Lee

    Even when our happiness and comfort leave us, we can be absolutely sure our God won’t. Ezra 9:9

  • January 11, 2012By Trip Lee

    A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the Campus Outreach National Conference about every believer’s responsibility to evangelize. My text was 2 Corinthians 5:18-21. Here’s the video from that session. One Life | Share ItTrip Lee from Campus Outreach on Vimeo. If you’re interested, here’s the video from a panel discussion I

  • January 11, 2012By Trip Lee

    We fight to prove how righteous we are, forgetting that the righteous are not who Jesus came for. Matt 9:13

  • January 9, 2012By Trip Lee

    Have you denied the God of the Universe? Believe it or not, this is an important question for all of us to think about. It’s clear in Scripture that eternal life is freely given to those who trust God and believe His Good News, and just judgment is carried out on those who deny Him.

  • January 4, 2012By Trip Lee

    For Christians, the question is not whether or not we will face temptation, but how we will respond when we do. In Luke 4:1-2, we read about the temptation of Jesus and how He responded. Here’s the audio from a brief sermon I preached on that passage at my church a few months back. I

  • January 1, 2012By Trip Lee

    How are we righteous in the sight of God? It is assuredly in the same respect in which Christ was a sinner. For he assumed in a manner our place, that he might be a criminal in our room, and might be dealt with as a sinner, not for his own offenses, but for those

  • December 31, 2011By Trip Lee

    And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13

  • December 7, 2011By Trip Lee

    I take it, then, that unbelief in Jesus (NOT believing in Jesus) is a turning away from Jesus in order to seek satisfaction in other things. And BELIEF in Jesus is coming to Jesus for the satisfaction of our needs and our longings. Belief is not mainly an agreement with facts in the head; it

  • December 2, 2011By Trip Lee

    About a month ago I wrote a blog telling folks why I got married so young. I was deeply encouraged by the responses from all who read it and my prayer has been that the Lord would help us to think more biblically about marriage. If you didn’t get to read that original post check

  • November 30, 2011By Trip Lee

    Here’s some video from a sermon I preached earlier this year in San Diego. The theme of the conference was “Driven”, so I chose to preach on Romans 12:1-2. What does it look like for a believer to be “driven?” My main points were that the believer should… 1. Be Driven By Mercy 2. Be

  • November 28, 2011By Trip Lee

    I just want to say thank you to everyone who prayed for us while we were on tour in the great continent of Africa. The Lord graciously answered many of those prayers, and used you along with us to make an impact in six different countries. The tour has now come to an end and

  • November 15, 2011By Trip Lee

    Right now it’s 12:34 am in Botswana. It’s our first full day in Africa and the Lord is already at work. The whole Reach crew landed in Johannesburg last night and flew to Botswana this morning. We got to meet tons of supporters this afternoon at a signing we did at a local Christian bookstore

  • November 12, 2011By Trip Lee

    This September we released a short film and album calledMan Upto challenge young men to be men. Here’s a music video for theMan Up Anthem.You can purchase the short film and album here

  • November 9, 2011By Trip Lee

    Here’s the audio from a session I taught earlier this year about faithful evangelism. The Faithful Evangelist by BragOnMyLord For those short on time, here’s a summary of the points: 5 Characteristics of a Faithful Evangelist… 1. Embraces and Understands the Gospel 2. Confident and Unashamed of the Gospel 3. Loves the Lost

  • November 8, 2011By Trip Lee

    For those of you who’ve never seen the video for my song “The Invasion (Hero)” here it is. Enjoy! I hope it helps you to keep your eyes on Christ.

  • October 26, 2011By Trip Lee

    Yesterday I made a late night stop at the store to grab a few things and I had a very interesting conversation with the cashier. We made small talk as she scanned my items, and then she offered me a discount card but I told her my wife already had one. That’s when the conversation

  • October 24, 2011By Trip Lee

    Every now and then I go back and listen to albums and songs that really moved me artistically and spiritually when I heard them. One of those albums is The Solus Christus Project by Shai Linne. It is one of my favorite hip hop albums- period. The production is unique (though not commerical), the content is incredible,

  • October 18, 2011By Trip Lee

    Excellent post from Trevin Wax. We can all learn from this gracious, biblical, compassionate approach http://bit.ly/oWNTno

  • October 12, 2011By Trip Lee

    A couple of weeks ago I took off from LAX and headed to the other side of the globe with some of my favorite people. Tedashii, Pro, KB, Thi’sl, DJ PDogg, our tour manager Steadman, and I were headed to Australia to serve Jesus. What we did We spent two weeks down under traveling through

  • October 11, 2011By Trip Lee

    Here’s a video of Lecrae, Eric Mason, and me discussing hip hop and the Gospel

  • October 5, 2011By Trip Lee

    Recent Gospel Coalition video of Eric Mason, Lecrae, and me discussing black folks andreformedtheology

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