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.”
Check it out everyone!! Got together with my team and put together an entry for the Doritos #CrashTheSuperbowl commercial contest! Been wanting to do this for years, and now we have completed an entry. Check that off the #Bucketlist. I want to thank Rafael Charles Ragland for teaming up with me on this project. I would also like to thank everyone else who made this video a possibility. Couldn’t have done it without your gracious support!
New year, new music!!! I am pleased to present you guys with a new song that I produced for freestyle legend & recording artist Rochelle! For those unfamiliar with Rochelle, she had a huge hit in the 90’s with her single “Praying For An Angel” (which was big on dance radio and in urban latin communities such as New York & Chicago). The song was produced by acclaimed producers 20 Fingers (“Short Short Man” by Gillette, “Lick It” by Roula, “Fat Boy” by Max-A-Million just to name a few). I grew up on all sorts of music, including freestyle. I was a huge Chicago House & Freestyle fan back in the 90’s as well as of Rochelle’s song “Praying For An Angel“. In fact I used to own one of her records too (“NeNe“) when I was a 14 year old kid DJ’ing for fun in my bedroom. So when her manager Rigo approached me about producing a new song for her, I was honored. This song is in latin but has a contemporary dance sound to it (think Calvin Harris & Jump Smokers).
You can download the song for free over at her ReverbNation.com/RochelleMusic page!!!
Last weekend I was part of the 48 Hour Film Project in Madison. My team was given a Western and 48 hours to completely write, film, edit and produce a 4-7 min short film for their worldwide competition. Our entry will be screened at the Sundance Cinema on May 1, 2014 between 9-11pm. Come check it out!!
Date: Thursday, May 1 Time: 7:00pm and 9:00pm Place: Sundance Cinemas, 430 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705 Tickets: $12 (cash only) Notes: Join us on the red carpet as we celebrate the 8th Annual Madison 48 Hour Film Project. Premiering Thursday, May 1 will be 29 short films created the weekend of April 25-27 by local filmmakers. One film will be awarded “Madison’s Best” on May 9 and will represent our talented city in the International 48HFP Competition.
Screening times are 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Each screening will showcase a different set of films. Tickets can be purchased at Sundance Cinemas starting at 5:00pm, day of show.
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!
What up y’all…I was going to wait until the New Year, but I figured why wait!? We now have a new layout and design for WhoisRip.com! Hopefully it’s easier to move around on. And I’m also hoping to post more blog posts come 2014, so stay posted!! And if you haven’t grabbed my new “Sellout” CD/DVD…what are you waiting for!!??
If you won’t be able to make it out to Rip’s Release Party & Screening, you can Pre-Order Rip’s “Sellout” re-release album w/ bonus tracks (including bonus “Making of a Sellout” DVD w/ 14 bonus Music Videos):
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Item Description: On November 26, 2013 Rip will re-release his latest album “Sellout” with new bonus tracks. Purchase of the CD will also include a bonus copy of his new documentary “The Making of a Sellout” on DVD. The DVD also includes every single Music Video Rip has released to date, including his rare, first ever video from 2004! Pre-Order your copy now, limited copies pressed!!
CD Price (includes bonus DVD): $14.99 + $4.99 Shipping & Handling
(Will be shipped on November 26, 2013)