Trip Lee's 'Rise' is No. 1 Gospel Album in the U.S.; Rapper's 'Shweet' Release Helps Him Crack Billboard Top 20 [VIDEO]

Justin SarachikNov 06, 2014 08:54 AM EST


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Christian rapper Trip Lee's new album Rise was named the No. 1 Gospel Album in the U.S., and it also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart.


In addition to Trip's music being featured all over, he also managed to nab a top 5 spot on Billboard's Hip Hop, Indie, Christian & Digital Chart as well as reach the Top 20 of Billboard's Top 200.

"Rise has a lot of different meanings," Trip said to Vibe about the album, "It's a call-to-action to rise from the dead and actually live. We're born spiritually dead, and I'm calling for everyone to become spiritually alive. Secondly, don't wait until later to live the way you were created. God created you to honor Him, find joy, and serve others. Don't sleep on that. Lastly, rise above the low expectations people have."

Watch the video for "Shweet" below:

The video, shot in black and white, shows Trip in an empty stadium and his producer Gawvi providing some background vocals in the announcer's booth.

The album can be ordered here.

BREATHEcast was invited to the exclusive New York City listening party for Rise wherein Trip and Producer Gawvi expounded on the music track by track. Rise is Trip Lee's fifth album, and for this record the young minster teamed up with the Bronx born producer to provide a unique sound for the record.

Watch Trip talk in detail about his album on BC Pulse Below:

Rappin' Pastor Trip Lee Talks 'Rise' on BC PULSE [Exclusive Interview - Part 1 of 2]

Read BC's review of his exclusive listening party HERE.

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