With about four projects, including mixtapes and albums, it is safe to say that Andy Mineo has set quite an impressive record for himself in the few years he has been in the music industry.
It is well known that the rapper has worked with many prominent artists after his appearance in the spotlight. As a Christian video director, producer, rapper, and pastor, Mineo is a member of Clique 116, a group of Christian hip-hop artists who preach Christ to the world through their songs.
The number “116” may seem odd, but it actually stands for Romans 1:16, which reads: “I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes…”
The rapper began independently recording and releasing his debut mixtape entitled: Sin is Wack in 2009. To his credit, Mineo’s fast-growing career has also given him many opportunities to tour the world and many successes, including a handful of impressive Billboard chart records.
Andy’s project at the record company Reach Records was a studio album that he titled Formerly Known. It was released in 2011, whereupon he set up a web series with 4 episodes with subtitles: Saturday morning Car-Tunez. His other music tracks include League Chumps Season 1, In My City, Paisano’s Wylin, You Can’t Stop Me, Lay-Up, Never Land, and Heroes for Sale.
The rapper, formerly known as C-Lite Born, was signed to Trace Music Group and Marshall Street before joining Reach Records.
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Andy Mineo Bio, Age, Ethnicity
The full name of the American rapper is Andrew Aaron Mineo. He was born on April 17, 1988, in Syracuse, New York. He grew up in a single-parent home and later attended Henninger High School in Upstate New York. During his school years, he was a member of the Fat Camp group, which at the time was affiliated with Marshall Street Records at Syracuse University.
After working as a producer in Henninger, Andy Mineo later moved to New York where he dedicated his life to Christ again and decided to close his production studio to start a new life.
Andy was first led to salvation in a Christian camp, where he was converted with the help of his sister, who was a counselor in the camp. However, he returned to his old habits after leaving the camp to go to high school where he had no Christian support.
The rapper graduated from the City College of New York (CCNY), where he also crossed paths with Chris Leonard, who later became his music partner. The duo recorded their first song in 2001 and have been inseparable ever since.
Although Mineo is a Christian rapper, he does not really like to be called a Christian rapper. The New York-based rapper says he believes that the identity of “Christian rapper” scares some people off.
His Family: Wife (Cristina Luz Delgado) & Sister
Andy Mineo has been married since August 23, 2014, when he said “I Do” to his sweetheart Christina Delgado on August 23, 2014. Before their beautiful wedding, the couple got engaged in April 2014, and three months later they took the big step of love. Currently, the rapper lives with his beautiful wife in Washington Heights.
Currently, the music director has to tell the public more about his personal life and family, which makes it difficult to tell more about his personality. After their marriage in 2014, it is not known whether they have children or not, but we can confirm that Andy and Cristina are in love with each other. They also maintain a warm relationship with Pastor Rich Perez and Alex Medina, who is Mineo’s mentors and music partners.
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Mineo’s sister is named Grace Mineo. She was born deaf and is very passionate about her brother’s career. Recently Andy wrote a wonderful song which he dedicated to Grace. In the music video for the song entitled Heart my Heart, the rapper expressed his feelings of guilt for not learning sign language, which he believes would have made communication between him and his sister easier. However, his song contained sign language which he incorporated in honor of deaf people.