In 2004, Brandon Tripp began to look at life a little different. The culture of Greenville College was beginning to have an impact on his spirit, so his music followed. As his band Urban Derivatives continued to seek a mainstream audience and push the envelope, issues arose over creative content as Brandon’s lyrics began to shift toward more spiritual messages. That year Urban Derivatives broke up after a semi-successful 3 albums.
In 2006, Coach Tripp had arrived. Brandon recorded his first Christian Rap Album as a solo artist entitled Who Am I? Coach Tripp mass distributed the album in his hometown Chicago. Creating a small buzz and allowing him to book a few local shows at small venues. Coach later performed a benefit concert for “Heal the World” which solidified his mark and confidence as a Christian Artist. Coach Tripp remained underground and recorded his second solo album in 2008 entitled The Dedication.
In 2010, Coach Tripp has returned to the studio to complete his 3rd solo album “The Dedication II” expected to release in March of 2011. Fueled by faith, the life and the message of Jesus Christ, Coach Tripp is prepared to deliver the Gospel with a unique hip hop delivery over hard hitting beats, hoping to reach the faithful and doubters alike.