4.14.17 – Today, award-winning recording artist, Rip, releases a music video for his latest single, “Best Friend” featuring ANT. Rip and ANT took home “Collaboration of the Year” award at the Madison Hip-Hop Awards in 2013 for a previous song, and they have teamed up yet again to bring you “Best Friend”. The release is met with perfect timing, as the song that hints at Christ being Rip’s “Best Friend”, is released over Good Friday/Easter weekend.
“Best Friend” will be available on Rip’s third studio album, “Trinity”, which is set to be released on Friday, May, 19, 2017.
New year, new album, new music video! Check out the official music video to my single,”New Me”, from my forthcoming album “Trinity” !
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?”
April 20, 2016 – Today, Recording Artist ‘Rip’ releases his newest music video, “Still Here,” and announces that he’s back in the studio working on his third studio album, an EP titled, “Trinity.” The album will include collaborations with Sincere and Katie Scullin, along with production by Memory, Rip himself, and co-production by DJ Pain 1. Rip takes you back to his musical roots with his first single, “Still Here,” which features 3 of his original RiP Records label mates from the early 2000’s – PR, Influence and TruMotiv (pka Too Bogus). The video is set in Chicago, the market where Rip & his RiP Records family originally got their start, and was produced and directed by Rip himself. On Rip producing his own music videos, Violator All Star DJ – DJ Fusion had this to say about the video in an interview on his radio show SPXX Radio: “You’ve definitely hit the scene hard with that [your music video production] and a lot of people have noticed.”
Watch his new music video, “Still Here,” NOW:
Download “Still Here” now FOR FREE! www.reverbnation.com/whoisrip
Rip’s third studio album, “Trinity” EP, will be available on iTunes Summer 2016.
Radio interview with DJ Fusion of SPXX Radio discussing new album:
After 3 long years of promoting his “Sellout” album with 9 different music videos, it is time to release the final music video from it and finally put the album in the past! It’s been one heck of a journey. Thanks to all those who supported the ‘Sellout‘ album as well as the re-release including the ‘Making of a Sellout‘ documentary. On to the next chapter… #ShowsOver
We are currently dealing with a situation with our “What U Gonna Do” video on YouTube-VEVO page, which is currently under rebuttal and is being dealt with by our video distributor. Until the red tape has been worked out you won’t be able to watch the YouTube link.
You can still watch it on Vevo:
It’s been a LONG time coming, but my new Music Video for “What U Gonna Do” is here!!! “What U Gonna Do” is a bonus track on my “Sellout” re-release. Check the video out now and please make sure to subscribe to my new VEVO page!
“Must Have Been” is a new single and video released by recording artist Rip, which will be available on the re-release of his “Sellout” album which is coming soon!!! The re-release of the album will come in a CD/DVD combo pack along with Rip’s “Making a Sellout” documentary. “Must Have Been” marks Rip’s 13th music video.
Today Recording Artist Rip releases his new Music Video for his latest single “Dreamgirl” off his new album ‘Sellout’. “Dreamgirl” is a single which is produced by Rip himself and features co-production from certified Gold producer DJ Pain 1
The single and Rip’s sophomore album ‘Sellout’ are both available on iTunes from Island Def Jam.
Today Recording Artist ‘Rip’ releases a music video for his new single “Supernatural”. It is Rip’s first music video promoting a song on his new album, “Sellout”, since releasing it on October 16, 2012. It also marks his 10th official Music Video on his YouTube page. The video is the first of his to include a multitude of visual effects which took 5 different visual effects artists to produce. The song is produced by Rip himself and features co-production from certified Gold producer DJ Pain 1.
“Supernatural” is the opening track on Rip’s new album “Sellout” which is available now on iTunes from Island Def Jam