What’s good everybody!? It’s your boy Rip. Check out this interview I did with an old friend, Cesar “Visual” Zamudio. Visual and I go back to the early/mid 2000’s when we were both pursuing a music career in the Chicagoland market. We did some shows together and even a song together in 2006. Visual now hosts his own podcast called: “Money Mantra” which is a podcast about money and mental health. He reached out to me to be featured on his podcast and I was happy to oblige to an old friend.
Check out my interview below to hear me discuss God, money, struggles, addictions I’ve been through, 2 things I strive for in life, some of my favorite reads and more!!
This month, I kick off 2017 with my all time my Top 10 lessons in life!!! Hope you can use some of these lessons in the new year!
1. God first
2. Educate yourself
3. Sugar is the enemy
4. Stop caring what others think of you
5. Perfection isn’t attainable
6. Always be the bigger person
7. Money is meant to be spent, but still be responsible
8. Love outweighs anything in life
9. Happiness is NOT the goal in life
10. Tacos are life
New year, new album, new music video! Check out the official music video to my single,”New Me”, from my forthcoming album “Trinity” !
This week I share 23 things I am thankful for…one for each day of the month thus far!
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?”
This week I reveal an answer to a question that’s plagued me my whole life. Why I’m never satisfied and how nothing in life will ever feel 100% right or complete.
This week for #WednesdayWisdom I break down how to find true happiness in life.
In this week’s episode of #WednesdayWisdom, I share some insight about paying attention to your emotions and not acting on them in the heat of the moment.
Here it is…episode 1 of #WednesdayWisdom! Check out the advice I have for you this week: “Take Risks”! Make sure you tune in every Weds at 3pm for the rest of 2016!