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Andrew Aaron Mineo is an American Christian hip-hop artist, producer, music executive, and video director. He is signed to Reach Records and his creative initiative Miner League. In addition to his solo work, he is a member of Reach Records’ hip hop collective 116 Clique. Andy Mineo was raised in a single-parent home in Syracuse, New York. Andy released “In My City”, a single featuring Efrain from Doubledge, that continued to build momentum and buzz. In 2006, he recorded and released an album entitled The Food. Although he is a Christian, he chooses to not identify as a “Christian rapper”, because he feels the label turns some people off. After hearing the song “Price Tag” by Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Mineo decided to close his studio and rededicate his life to Christ. Mineo was signed to Reach Records in 2011 and released his debut mixtape, Sin is Wack, on September 29, 2011. He sang on the Lecrae song “Background” from Rehab and Tedashii’s “Reverse”.

Mineo also contributed to Captured by Flame’s “Put On” and “The Reunion Cypha” on Stop the Funeral by The Ambassador. In an interview with Rapzilla, Mineo said he enjoys making melodies and wasn’t concerned about rapping when he supplied hooks for songs. Mineo abandoned his stage name C-Lite because he “never really liked the name”. In May 2012, Mineo launched a 4-episode web series entitled Saturday Morning Car-Tunez which featured him remixing classic hip-hop songs. In July 2012, he performed alongside Lecrae at the Apple Store in SoHo, New York to promote his 6th studio album, Gravity. His EP Never Land includes “You Can’t Stop Me”, “Never Land” and “Paisano’s Wylin'”. On May 19, 2015, he released a single, “Lay Up”, featuring Wordsplayed and produced by Alex Medina and Tyshane. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, was released on September 18, 2015. In 2017, Miner League and Reach Records partnered to release a collaborative mixtape titled, Andy Mineo & Wordsplayed Present Magic & Bird.

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