So last night I hit the dance studio for the first time EVER in my life! I have plans on doing a dance routine for one of my upcoming songs/music videos, so my good friends Angelique and Sincere are helping out choreograph some moves (They are both featured singers on my “Sellout” album as well…Angelique is on ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Never Gonna Stop The Party’ and Sincere is on ‘Show’s Over’).
While I was there I wanted to learn how to dance MJ’s “Beat It”. It’s something I always wanted to learn and was on my bucketlist, so they taught me. I haven’t perfected it quite yet, but check it out…not too shabby for my first time ever in a dance studio and learning it in less than an hour! Check us out being stupid!! 😀
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.
Some video of my show at Whiskey Jacks in Madison, WI last Thurs. For those who missed out and couldn’t make it, here is some footage of me performing some songs off my new album “Sellout” (sorry the audio isn’t the best, this was filmed with a secondary camera, not the principal one used to film my “Dreamgirl” Music Video”):
OPEN THE THE PUBLIC!!! Thursday February 28 from 7-9pm Rip will be performing some of his hits singles (“Hate That I Love You”, “Kissin In The Dark”, “#LML” & More) AS WELL as filming a scene for his new Music Video “Dream Girl” with A.N.T.!!
The scene is set at a performance/show so we need YOU there in the crowd! So not only are we giving you a chance to be seen in the video and experience what it’s like to be at a video shoot…we are also giving you a FREE Rip show/performance before hand too!
It won’t be a full show, probably 4-5 songs at most, so if you have ANY plans on coming…get in your requests on what songs you’d like to see Rip perform!!!
It’s from 7-9pm on Thurs Feb 28. And then afterwards, stick around to party at Whiskey for Ladies night!! Tell your friends!!
CLICK FOR FB EVENT PAGE AND MORE INFO ON LOCATION
Exactly 2 weeks from now, on 10.16.12, Rip releases his sophomore album “Sellout”. Here is an album sampler:
Catch Rip performing songs off “Fashionably Late” & his new album “Sellout” at his official digital release party:
Today Recording Artist Rip releases a music video for his lead single #LML off of his forthcoming sophomore album entitled ‘Sellout’ which is due out later this summer.
“Sellout” release date to be announced soon!
Check out this video that some of my peeps sent me…the hommie DJ Amacci spinnin my new single #LML in front of thousands of people at Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells, WI (The waterpark capital of the world)!!! Big ups to the hommies DJ Amacci, Aaron & Brandon!
Check out this snippet of video I took of me in the studio with my hommie, certified Gold Producer DJ Pain 1, as we work on a track for my new album “Sellout”
I wanted to take a minute to clear up some possible misconceptions that some people may have got while tuning in to my interview on 91.7 WSUM in Madison, WI on Monday night. I was asked to explain the name of my album “Sellout”….and I did…the best I could on the spot. Although I have my personal reasons as to why I named it that…I never really took the time to sit there and figure out how I would explain it thoroughly in a situation like Monday. Some people got the wrong impression on how I was explaining my reasoning. For those who tuned you…you will be able to understand what I am about to explain given my explanation on air Monday. I explained how one of my motives with this album was to start making money from my craft….YES. However, not for all the wrong reasons. I personally believe money is the root of all evil. Things that are important to me are God, Family and Love. I feel happy and succesful in life now, so whether I ever make millions of dollars or not…that isn’t an issue to me. I don’t NEED to make millions so I can buy a bunch of luxury cars…have a huge mansion…or trick it off on stuff like jewelry and women and all that other dumb stuff. What everyone doesn’t know is that I started this music journey over a decade ago. In the past decade I have invested and sacrificed sooo much. Money…time…missed time with loved ones. Heck… I even lost a few good girls along the way because I always put my career first. I don’t ever think any amount of money will ever be able to make up for those lost opportunities and time, but I’m at the point in my life and career where I do need things to start returning the investment I been making the past decade plus. When I started this journey over a decade ago (which has been a HELL of a ride and I DON’T regret one bit) I decided to fully dedicate my life to it with no option to fail. I didn’t have any backup plans in place….didn’t go to college….I made this my LIFE. ALL OR NOTHING. So this is the point I have finally reached. Would I someday like to have the option to retire because of my craft? Absolutely. Would I like to be able to buy a home and start a stable family because of my craft? Absolutely. Would I like to be able to help my mother out financially who dedicated 30 years of her life to raising 4 boys as a single mother? Absolutely. Would I like to be able to be in a position where I can help out less fortunate people??? ABSOLUTELY. Would I like to be able to have money to be able to invest in other interests I have in life…like someday writing a book…opening a mexican restaurant and producing my own film (something I always wanted to do before I even got into making music)??? YES. But in order to start doing that stuff…I need to start taking things to the next level. Anybody who REALLY knows me and listens to the lyrics of my music knows the type of person I am. You can see it with your own eyes. You never see me wearing any jewelry or even putting any of thay material stuff in any of my videos. I am also considering focusing on other interests in life after this album…so I don’t know what or when my next musical release will be….so I’m giving this album a hell of an effort. But that’s where I’m at. I’m not compromising any of my beliefs to make the music and album that I am. I am simply making music that I can market to radio and mainstream audiences…and there is NOTHING wrong with that in my book. I hope that clears up any misunderstandings. #Sellout coming 2012.
With that said, here is the interview:
RIP RELEASES NEW SINGLE, MUSIC VIDEO “HATE THAT I LOVE YOU”
Filmed at Multiple Locations, the Video Features the Work of Emmy Award-Winning Creators
[Nov. 8, 2011] – Recording Artist Rip today released a new single and music video from his upcoming sophomore album, “Sellout.”
“Hate That I Love You” is produced by Rip with co-production from RIAA-certified Gold-selling Producer DJ Pain 1 and features the late actor/artist/musician Justin Mentell (Disney’s G-Force, Boston Legal) on the drums.
Filmed in part at the renowned haunted attraction Fear City Chicago, the video includes set construction by Emmy Award-winning set designer and decorator Jim Lichon (art director of The Oprah Winfrey Show) and Charles Grendys of Big City Sets Inc.
“Sellout” is set for a Spring 2012 release with a lead radio single coming soon. Rip’s debut album, “Fashionably Late,” is available now on iTunes from Island Def Jam Records.