4.14.17 – Today, award-winning recording artist, Rip, releases a music video for his latest single, “Best Friend” featuring ANT. Rip and ANT took home “Collaboration of the Year” award at the Madison Hip-Hop Awards in 2013 for a previous song, and they have teamed up yet again to bring you “Best Friend”. The release is met with perfect timing, as the song that hints at Christ being Rip’s “Best Friend”, is released over Good Friday/Easter weekend.
“Best Friend” will be available on Rip’s third studio album, “Trinity”, which is set to be released on Friday, May, 19, 2017.
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?”
Last weekend I was partook in one of the largest film festival competitions in the world: The 48 Hour Film Project. 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. it was screened last night at the Sundance Cinema in Madison, WI. Check it out below!
Written, Produced, Filmed & edited within 48 hours for the ’48 Hour Film Project’.
Genre: Western (or Musical)
Character: Dan or Danielle Frost, Locksmith
Prop: Eye glasses
Line: “That’s it. Take it or leave it.” (Or “That is it. Take it or leave it.”)
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.
We are currently dealing with a situation with our “What U Gonna Do” video on YouTube-VEVO page, which is currently under rebuttal and is being dealt with by our video distributor. Until the red tape has been worked out you won’t be able to watch the YouTube link.
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!