Back in 2012, I attended the Unashamed Tour in Arlington, TX which was presented by the Reach Records roster. The day prior to the concert, however, I attended a book signing at Barnes & Nobles and had the chance to meet one of the headliners of the tour. That young man is none other than, William Lee Barefield III, better known as Trip Lee.
Over the past few years, Trip Lee has been one of the leading voices in a new generation of rappers who want nothing more than to spread a more positive message in rap music. The 27 year old is a critically acclaimed rapper, an author and a pastor. He has toured the world along with his fellow members of the 116 Clique. Trip Lee recently made a tour stop here in Texas to support his latest album, Rise and it was absolutely necessary for us to catch up with this man. Check out the interview as Trip speaks with us about his music, his new book, his tour as well as his personal life and struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!