B11 and I went to see Trip Lee in concert a couple of days ago. He was the guest of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Ottawa. Trip Lee is a Christian rapper and hip hop artist from Dallas, one of several Christian rappers that B11 likes to listen to. After he got Trip Lee’s latest album, The Good Life, he was surprised to find me listening to it and even more surprised to hear how much I liked it. That is how we came to be attending his concert here in town. The venue was not huge and we were in a raised section so we had no problem seeing the stage and artists well; I managed to get some photos and a bit of video too.
Trip Lee began rapping at age 12, became a Christian at 14 and released his first album as he graduated from high school. His lyrics are gospel based and God glorifying.
Below are a couple of videos with Trip Lee featured on the Desiring God blog recently.
Trip Lee talking about how hip hop is valuable in the fight against sin.
The gospel in two minutes
Glad to read of the shared enjoyment. Aleisha and Shannon were here yesterday and read the blog. Neither knew of Trip Lee; apparently his fame has not yet reached this far.
Had I told you that Aleisha did a week of work experience at Rhema Radio at Newcastle, including an on air program. She did well and enjoyed the time very much. You can listen to her at http://www.rhemacatchup.com.au.