This week I went home for Easter and finally convinced my Mom to get a tattoo she’s been wanting for 5 years on the spur of a moment!! Check out the video on this week’s episode of Sellout Sunday!! Hope you had a great Easter with your family. #GodBless
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!
With the Oscars being last Sunday, and hearing about them all this last week..I, myself have been in “movie mode” all week. With that said, I thought it would be a decent time to release some ‘deleted scenes’ and interviews from my own film “The Making of a Sellout”. Check it out, it starts getting real funny towards the end!
“Sometimes your very own worst enemy…is yourself”.
‘What U Gonna Do‘ Music Video COMING SOON!!!
This week on Sellout Sunday I take you along on an interview at 91.7 WSUM Madison, WI. Check it out!
In the last 13 years of my career, since launching RiP Records in 2000…I don’t think I’ve ever hit a point that I could look back on my music career and say “this was my best year yet”. In 2013: I DJ’d over 150 shows, released my “Dreamgirl” music video, released my “Must Have Been” music video, released a full feature length documentary/film “The Making of a Sellout”, re-released my “Sellout” album with all new bonus tracks, performed at some of the most coveted shows in Madison, WI: The Dane County Fair, Taste of Madison and the Orpheum with Lupe Fiasco. I was nominated for 8 Madison Hip-Hop Awards and took home 5 in one night…more than any other artist in the awards show history! And just yesterday I was asked to perform at the MAMA’s (Madison Area Music Awards) in 2014 as well as being a nominee for some awards. There is one sentence that could sum up 2013: This was the best year of my career; God has been EXTREMELY good to me.
And although it has been good to me, I still went home for the holidays realizing how my Mom and family is still struggling and how I have so much more work to do. I have yet to finish what I started. Although I am coming off the best year of my career to date, I have yet to hit my peak. I’ve lost some people this year but also met some great new people as well.
So unlike every other rapper on this planet who claims “This is my/our year!” on January 1st, Imma do what I did last year. Keep my mouth shut and let me actions do all the talking.
Starting the first Sunday in 2014 I will be releasing a new weekly web series on my YouTube page called “Sellout Sundays”. Make sure you subscribe now: www.YouTube.com/RipRecords
Happy New Year to you and yours, I wish you all prosperity in 2014.
And without further adieu, here it is everybody…my “Making of a Sellout” movie premiere!!! Happy Thanksgiving from my Family to yours!!! I am thankful for one thing this year…and that is all of God’s continued blessings in my life. He has been more than good to me this year. Have a blessed and great Thanksgiving!
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This weekend Recording Artist ‘Rip’ took home 5 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, including ‘Artist of the Year’, arguably the most coveted award of the night. The event took place at the Barrymore Theater in Madison and brought together a variety of talent from the Madison Hip-Hop scene. The Awards show was the 4th annual event and included performances from local acts and distributed awards in 16 different categories. Rip was nominated in 8 of the categories (Artist, Song, Album, Video, Collab, Producer, DJ & Videographer of the Year), and ended up taking home 5 wins, losing ‘Album of the Year’ to Tefman and DJ & Producer of the Year to local favorite DJ Pain 1 (who coincidentally produced half of Rip’s “Sellout” album). DJ Pain 1, a nationally recognized and certified Gold Producer, Tweeted the following during the Awards ceremony: “D**n, @WhoisRip is cleaning up at the Madison Hip-Hop Awards.“. Rip took home more awards in one night than any other artist in the history of the awards show. He is set to re-release his most recent album “Sellout” with 2 new bonus tracks, along with a feature length documentary, “The Making of a Sellout“, which will be released on Tues November 26, 2013. A screening & release party has been set for Tues November 26, 2013 at Porta Bella in Madison, WI at 7pm. It is an all ages show and open to the public.
(Photos by Amanda Martinelli)
Official screening of Rip’s ‘Making of a Sellout’ film in Madison, WI. More details coming soon…
Rip is in the final round of voting for the ‘Madison Hip-Hop Awards’!! He is nominated for a total of 8 Awards, but can’t win without your help & votes. To vote, head over to Broadjam now and login with an existing account or create one (takes 1 quick minute). Once you are logged in, there’s a link that says “Vote Now” on the broadjam.com/mhha page. Then complete your votes in one sitting. You must vote in every category (even ones Rip is not a nominee for) and hit the “Submit Vote” at the very end of the process, or else the votes won’t count. You’ll get an email confirmation once your votes are tallied. Final categories Rip is nominated in: Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the year, Video of the Year, Producer of the Year, Collab of the year, DJ of the Year, Videographer of the Year.
Thank you all for the support, can’t continue to do this without you all!