Lyrics, Sellout - posted on November 20, 2011 by

“Hate That I Love You” (Lyrics)

Artist: Rip
Song: “Hate That I Love You”
Album: Sellout (Spring 2012)

[verse 1]
Got a story, dementia; been messin my head up
Aggression been pent up, wish I put my fence up
The day that I met a…headcase and then left a…
‘Nother headcase I was involved with instead of..
Searchin’ my soul for the right thing to do
Spent almost 2 years just fightin’ for you
Tossin’ and turnin’ my brains ’bout to explode
Now who is the one with the chains on their soul?
Barely 6 months after the date of the break you partake
in a ceremony that’s so fake!
We split in the spring then in no time at all
You walk down the aisle in denial that fall
I been livin’ my life, without anyone catchin’ me
Then I met you, and you ruthlessly step on me
Fallin’ and fallin’ got no safety net
While you fall back on yours you made the day we met,
Cuz I..

I-I-I-I. I-I-I-I, I-I-I-I Hate that I love you.
Don’t Lie-i-i, i-i-i-i, i-i-i-i & fake who you love too.
I-I-I-I. I-I-I-I, I-I-I-I Hate that I love you.
Don’t Lie-i-i, i-i-i-i, i-i-i-i & fake who you love too.

[verse 2]
Man she’s out for a vengeance, pay real close attention
It’s more than me puttin’ my 2 little cents in..
You wonder why real music don’t get respect?
Well this here’s about to get as real as it gets!
I’m livin’ my life without any regrets
But can you say the same without your heart in debt?
Can you honestly say that those are your real friends,
Lettin’ you go through with it knowin’ what’s in your head?
If you’re really ready to wed then you should be soarin’
so high and not textin’ me at 2 in the mornin’
Or every few weeks cause I know what you’re missin’
Up in the club with your girl where I’m spinnin!
How would he feel knowin’ you text me love songs?
I can’t even fathom what else you have done wrong
I’m really not a dick but my image depict one
Take a second to ask who really the victim


[verse 3]:
You were with him before me, until he got boring
Your words exactly but who knows the story
I just know what I know, not up for debating
Only 2 possibilities in this situation:
One, you just used me I never met nothin’
You were only passin time ’til he came back runnin’
Two, I was the one for you and you really liked me
He was just your backup plan, you did it just to spite me
But I think that you and I really know which one it is
And you need to get up off all that really selfish biz
On top of that you friend a girl I left for you but just listen…
If she couldn’t have me no one would, the game you let her win
But I’m not tryna reminisce, she venomous like a nemesis
Can’t fix this with no medicine, straight killed it like some venison
Inattentive to the damage you caused with these issues
But I love you so much already forgive you


Yeah, get em J (Hate that I love you)
Heh, you aint foolin’ anybody (Hate that I love you)
It’s all good though (Hate that I love you)
It’s always light at the end of every tunnel…right? (Hate that I love you)

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New Stuff - posted on November 15, 2011 by

Dj Rip – Pop/Top40 Nonstop Dance Megamix (Winter 2011)

New DJ Rip Top40 Promo mix!!! Download and enjoy!


1. Martin Solveig – Hello
2. Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat
3. Dev – In The Dark
4. Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
5. Taio Cruz feat. Flo Rida – Hangover
6. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
7. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Skeet Skeet Remix)
8. Avicii – Levels
9. Flo Rida – Good Feeling
10. Afrojack feat Eva Simons – Take Over Control
11. Rihanna ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love
12. David Guetta ft Usher – Without You
13. Adele – Someone Like You (Pacheco Remix)
14. Cobra Starship ft Sabi – You Make Me Feel
15. Pitbull feat NeYo – Give Me Everything

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Events - posted on November 10, 2011 by

Rip’s Birthday Bash – Sat Dec 10, 2011 in Madison, WI

Come out and celebrate my Birthday Bash on Saturday December 10, 2011 at Whiskey Jacks Saloon in Madison, WI! I will be performing my 2 singles “Kissin In The DarK” and “Watchin Me” with Brian Urso as well as having 3 DJ’s on stage…my good friends DJ Whitehorse, DJ Double A & DJ Snake! There will also be a band in the house…my friends ‘Mission 19’ performing all your favorite bar songs/sing alongs in between the DJ’s! This will be ONE EPIC NIGHT! Make sure you come out! I know it’s about 2 hours away from my hometown in IL, but the past couple of years I have been receiving an unprecedented amount of love and support from my WI peeps!!! So I hope to see everyone out!

Rip B-Day Bash Flyer

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Music Videos, New Stuff, Sellout, Video - posted on November 8, 2011 by


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.


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My Opinion - posted on October 27, 2011 by

Catch 22

The catch 22 of my life – I am succesful (in my own right..maybe not monetarily yet), I absolutely LOVE everything I am doing and accomplishing right now in life. I have my health…great family and friends…God has been very VERY good to me the past few years…sometimes I ask why? The ONLY thing to complete my success right now is Love (which I believe is the ultimate success in life…more than any amount of $). The Catch?? I have absolutely very little to no time, money or resources to give in a relationship right now. One of the biggest things my past GF’s have been attracted to in my past is my drive and deterimination…knowing I can and will do (or have done) whatever I set my mind to. So my question is…if my work ethic and drive is what they’re attracted to…yet, because of it, I have no time for does one even win!? How does one seriously win in a situation like this? I know what people are going to say too cuz I already heard it a million times: “balance the 2 out”. How do you balance it out!? Then your career gets 50% and your girl gets 50%. Is that fair to either one!? If I choose to give my career my all…i enjoy that success alone and share it with no one. If I choose to give a girl my all…I give up on something im so passionate about (which is one of the things the attract women)…then I lose my determination to succeed…and become succesful with “Love”. But am I really “succesful” if I am no longer pursuing what I love in life!? Its a lose lose situation I been battling the last decade of my life. Which is why…when people ask me for advice on a music career…I tell them from the bottom of my heart…get out now before you’re in too deep like me.

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My Opinion, New Stuff - posted on October 12, 2011 by

So many good songs out there right now that I’m feeling…

Check out some of my favorites right now:

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Events - posted on October 5, 2011 by

DJ “Baddmixx” Birthday Bash this Friday October 7, 2011 in Waukegan, IL

For those who don’t know…my hommie DJ Baddmixx is not only a personal friend of mine who helped me out when I was going through some tough times, he ALSO played an instrumental AND influential role in my career. ANYONE in the northern IL area this weekend, please come out and support his Birthday. I won’t be able to make it, but if you could come through and show him some love we here at RiP Records would all appreciate it greatly. The event is held Fri Oct. 7, 2011 at St. Joseph Hall in Waukegan, IL.

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New Stuff, Sellout, Video - posted on September 22, 2011 by

‘Behind the scenes’ of ‘Kissin In The Dark’

Never before seen footage of behind the scenes bloopers & outtakes with cast commentary:

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New Stuff - posted on September 18, 2011 by

Kissin In The Dark (Lyrics)

Had some requests for the lyrics so here they are:

Kissin In The Dark LYRICS:
Artist: Rip (feat Augie Zibell & brian Urso)
Title: kissin In The Dark
Album: Sellout

[Verse 1]

She got that country girl thing
man it’s something kind of different and I
Like it how she do it,
Now I got her in my system and I
Don’t think you will know what your missin
unless you listen when I
tell you that you never lived your life
until you’re kissin on a…
small town girl, with a little bit of attitude
love her with your best,
in return you’ll get some gratitude
I used to live the fast life, care to only stack chips
but she keep it simple, keep me grounded like a bad kid
she my American Honey, never care about the money
in the summer she my lover, in the winter snow bunny
she can’t teach me how to dougie, just the boot scootin boogie
if I’m lookin kinda foolish, I’m a new tootin rookie
Listen, never asked to fall in love just happened like the movies
now I only wanna be with you, like my name was Hootie
We layin in the dark, staring at the stars so…
I told her save a horse n ride a city boy Ohhhh

Augie Zibell & Brian Urso:
You and me goin kissin in The dark
Lyin on our backs and countin the stars
where the cool grass grows
Down by the river in the full moon light
We’ll be fallin in love in the middle of the night
Just movin slow…
Stayin the whole night thru, feels so good
to be with you…

[Verse 2]


I’m on a mission to be kissin as we fishin in the dark
and got it written in these bars how beautiful girl you are
now we wishin on the stars bout this journey we’ll embark
and I hope this pretty girl will never break my achy heart
But I live in the present and cherish all the components
of loving her and never will I let the fear ever own it
see, this is my moment and no nothing else matters
and I don’t care what they say they just talkin that chatter
so here I am in the dark, kissing her and enjoying
all the calm of the night with the wind lightly blowing
in between the place I came from and to where I am going
and what tomorrow may bring man nobody is knowing
you see she is my firefly, bringing peace to my night
a new lease to my life, make the future seem bright
and when I gotta take flight, she’ll be down for the ride
right down to the nitty gritty, right by my side, that’s why…

[Chorus x 2]

Rip (on last chorus):
Baby when I’m not kissin you, I’m already missing you
Baby when I’m not kissin you, I’m already missing you

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My Opinion - posted on August 5, 2011 by


The past few weeks I have been growing a deeper respect, admiration and appreciation for women. Not that I have never have respected or appreciated women before, but I think as I age I am starting to really sit back and let things soak in. Let me explain what I have really been realizing alot lately:Women are the driving force of our species. They are the ones who bare children, and for the most part…raise the kids of our society (whether the father is still in the picture or not). It really takes ALOT for someone to raise another human being into adulthood….so think about all the single mothers out there who do it on their own. My own mother recently just passed her motorcycle test at the DMV and I haven’t seen her this ecstatic or make a big deal about something like this probably my whole life. Reason being..she was busy raising 4 kids on her own for the majority of her life, as a single mother, waiting tables. She got pregnant when she was 19 and spent the next quarter century+ of her life raising her boys the best she knew how, which meant little time for self fulfillment. I am soo happy my mom is finally able to finally enjoy and live her life for HER. Last Sunday in Church I was looking around and seeing some of the mothers who were at church with just their children…and I started thinking…whether these woman are married or not, at the end of the day, THEY are the ones raising these kids, getting them ready in the morning and making sure they are at church on time, every Sunday. Whether a man is out making a living or not and supporting the family…at the end of the day…THE WOMAN is the one getting the kids up in the morning, SHE is the one getting them ready for school, taking them to the doctor, taking them to church, making all their appointments, raising them, cooking their meals, washing their clothes and in most cases STILL working a 9-5 (just to name a few). Face it…in this society…most women are working…whether their husband supports the family or not. And if they’re makes it even that much harder. The idea of a “stay at home mom” is a concept of the past and I think as time goes on, it will be just that..a thing of the past. Face it..WOMEN are stronger than men.

Maybe not physically…but Mentally, Emotionally and spiritually I DEFINITELY think women are the stronger sexes of the human race without a doubt and I commend them highly for it. I have to be honest with you…unless I absolutely had NO choice what so ever…I don’t think I could EVER do what a woman does as far as being strong and raising kids in this day and age, especially on my own. And even if I had no choice at all and I absolutely HAD to raise a kid on my own and had no option to fail…I still think a woman would have the patience, endurance, love, strength and mental capability to do a better job than I ever could.

The last girl I dated had 2 kids…and I watched in admiration every day as she got up at 6am to make sure those kids were fed, clothed, off to school as she hurried off to work a 9-5 herself…all in the name of her kids as she pushed her goals in life to the backburner. I was happy to help out in any way that I could…but at the end of the day…she had to remain the driving force of raising those kids…before, during and even after me. Another girl I dated before that had a kid as well…and she made sure her kid was taken care of too before anything.

I can’t tell you how much I admire you women out there, ESPECIALLY the single mothers…I DEFINITELY see how much work it takes to be a Mother in this world…and to you mothers out there who are doing your best to raise children, I tip my hat to you all for being the strongest humans I know!


Josh “Rip”

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