The first single off of her upcoming project “And Dark is Not Without Meaning”
Raised in Columbus, OH, Rachel “TripleR” Reese cultivated a love of poetry and writing at a young age. After being dared in jest to write a rap song, TripleR entered her middle school talent show and immediately fell in love with Hip Hop. She released her first mixtape, “The Calm Before the Storm”, in 2005 and began networking with artists from Seattle to New York.
After releasing her second mixtape, The Puppetmaster, TripleR took a three year hiatus from the music scene; joining a church in Columbus and dedicating her time and energy into her walk with the Lord. In 2011, a head on collision with a commercial dump truck left TripleR with severe limitations and a traumatic brain injury. Spending the next several years and even now, TripleR has been relearning how to live life with the new limitations in front of her.
The first single off of her upcoming project “And Dark is Not Without Meaning”, entitled “My Apology”, is also TripleR’s entry to the November 2014 Jee Juh contest. “But,”explains TripleR, “the song is also very near to my heart. This song is my apology to all who have been hurt by those who are, or who claim to be followers of Christ, we’re messed up people and have hurt many. I hope that you don’t let our mistakes keep you from being willing to hear what God has to say.”
In a world of posers searching for street cred, TripleR truly shake things up and makes stuff happen. She spins the words and serves up pitch after pitch of deep soul searching grooves. There has been a revolution in the world of hop hop, and TripleR is part of the new generation leading the way. Many female artists are standing up on their own and showing what they are capable of in the hiphop world, but TripleR not only shows she is worthy of her crown. With her new single, she takes it and leaves you shivering in the cold wanting more, as she drops knowledge and emotion throughout the entire song.
In a rap world of females dominated by body baring threads TripleR bases her creativity on substance. She portrays confidence, honesty and sophistication through her music, and doesn’t have to dance around half naked to get attention to her craft.
Most commercial rap caters to bland rhyme schemes void of underlying significance. TripleR moves the bar up by putting in a concept, something intangible, before, between, and after words, which hits the listener right between the eyes, and thereby creates a piece of art instead of just a way to impress or pay the bills!
“My Apology” is Produced by Apollo V, Mixed by Rachel Reese and Mastered by Will Sterling, while the Video was shot and edited by Rachel Reese herself.
TripleR also runs new hip hop blog The XX Factor