It’s crazy to think that every single moment in my life has been leading up to this very moment right here. Every decision I’ve made whether it be to pursue music or not higher my education after high school. Any career opportunity that I’ve turned down. Every show that I have done; every hour I have spent in the studio honing my craft. Every penny I’ve invested in my music career and myself. Every talent and skill that I’ve learned and acquired over the years. Every opportunity and person that I’ve put second to my mission in life. For every hurt I’ve been through. It all comes down to this: My ultimate purpose in life; to glorify my Creator with the talents and mission He has blessed me with. A moment that will change the trajectory of my life & career forever in the direction it’s always meant to go. Truth is, I knew this was my mission for years (if not decades.) I was just stubborn and wanted to do things my way. But now comes the time when my music and career takes on a new meaning and purpose.
I want to thank all my supporters for sticking with me all these years…more than half my life. Crazy. For those who continue to stick with me: I love you. For those who no longer rock with me: I love you as well. You’ve helped bring me to this point in my life. The point where I can finally find meaning. So thank you. each and every one of you.
This song is probably one of the deepest, darkest, most vulnerable songs I have ever put out during my whole career as an artist. I want to thank Katie Scullin for collaborating with me. I struggled for many months with finding a singer/writer for this song and looking back, I can’t imagine the song being any different than what it is now. It’s what it’s supposed to be, all thanks to God. And I would like to thank everyone that was a part of the making of this video as well. Y’all got your feet dirty to help support a dream of mine like it was your own (including walking in muddy woods and waters…haha!)
So ,without further ado: “Who really is Rip? And why is he making this Jesus so central?”
Rip here. I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone that voted for me and my #RipRecords Family in round 1 of voting in the Madison Hip-Hip Awards! We truly appreciate it greatly. With that said, we have made it to the final round where winners are now determined. If you voted for us in Round 1, voting isn’t done…we have this one last round (which is the most important). If you could, please head over to: http://www.broadjam.com/mhha/ to cast your final votes for this year’s awards! Myself as well as my RiP Records Family are up for a total of 5 awards. We are up in the following categories:
Male Rap Artist of The Year: Rip Video of the Year: RiP Records Family – “Still Here” Song of the Year: RiP Records Family – “Still Here” Collab of the Year: RiP Records Family (Rip, PR, Influence & TruMotiv) – “Still Here” Videographer of the Year: Rip
It would truly mean a lot to myself and my RiP Records Family if they could take home an award for their musical accomplishments for the first time in their musical careers. Pr, Influence, and TruMotiv (pka Too Bogus) have all been rocking with me since the early 2000’s and it is because of them that Rip is who he is today. Thanks to everyone for your continued support over the years.
What’s up everybody, I’d like to ask a favor of you: Please vote for my #RipRecords Family at the 2016 Madison Hip-Hop Awards ! Don’t do it for me…do it for them. They deserve it! I’ve already won my fair share in 2013 and they’ve been rockin with me for over a decade. I wouldn’t be who I am without them. Our song “Still Here” is up for: “Video of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Collab of the Year”‘. Show some love in voting Round 1 of 2 at: broadjam.com/mhha (Need ur votes in both rounds!)
Last week I dropped Part 1 of this series…here is Part 2! If you didn’t see your question answered in Part 1…it will be answered in this one! Hope you enjoy. I enjoy connecting with you all and answering all your questions!! – Rip