An album can teach you a lot. In many ways, it's the ultimate platform to spread a heartfelt message, relay invaluable lessons, and celebrate life in a palatable, potent form. That's precisely what Trip Lee does on his fourth full-length album,Rise.
In order to convey his message, Trip took a different approach to recording this time around. Instead of collaborating with multiple producers, he worked solely with longtime producer Gawvi for the entire album at his Atlanta studio. Sonically, Rise's first single "Shweet" displays the immense talent of both Gawvi and Trip Lee. With its simmering production, the track nods to that classic down south Houston bounce with New York-style storytelling. Trip's verses remain as vivid as they are vital. Meanwhile, "Sweet Victory" builds from a minimal verse into a sweeping hook that's instantly invigorating as Trip's infectious flow takes hold. "Manolo" sees him once again team up with Reach Records' own main man and close friend Lecrae. Together, the two of them flip another hip-hop paradigm cleverly between tightly woven rhyme fireworks. Over the past decade, Trip has released four full-length albums via Reach, culminating with 2012's The Good Life, which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200. It spawned a book of the same name and garnered two 2013 Dove Award nominations, Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year. The album sold over 100,000 copies, contributing to his cumulative sales of over 255,000 albums. However, Rise signals the start of his brightest chapter yet. "I'd love for people to walk away from this album feeling called to live their lives right now, Trip explains,Get up and live."
- Release Date: October 27, 2014
- Record Label: Reach Records
- UPC: 814509010923
- Number of Discs: 1