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Heroes For Sale [edit]
by Andy Mineo | Genre: Rap/Urban | Release Date: April 16, 2013
 

Atlanta-based Reach Records’ latest artist Andy Mineo is slated to release his highly anticipated debut album, Heroes for Sale on April 16, 2013.

Heroes for Sale blends a variety Mineo’s musical influences including hymns, heavy metal, hip-hop, and classical while unveiling a personal side of the hip hop artist. Mineo strips back layers of his own life in Heroes for Sale and gets real with his audience to reveal his authentic self, letting them see into his brokenness in hopes that they will identify with that.

Track Listing
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01. Superhuman
02. Ex Nihilo (feat. Christon Gray)
03. AYO!
04. You Will
05. The Saints (feat. KB & Trip Lee)
06. Caught Dreaming (feat. for KING & COUNTRY)
07. Bitter
08. Shallow (feat. Swoope)
09. Wild Things
10. Take Me Alive
11. Uno Uno Seis (feat. Lecrae)
12. Cocky
13. Curious
14. Still Bleeding (feat. Co Campbell)
15. Tug Of War (feat. Krizz Kaliko)
16. Death Has Died

Entry last edited by TobyFan on 04.01.13

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First A-Level Rap Album of 2013 | Posted April 04, 2013
The first premiere Christian hip-hop release of 2013 takes the form of Heroes For Sale from Reach Records artist Andy Mineo. This is a long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Formerly Known. The album includes production credits from a venerable who's who of Christian hip-hop producers, including J.R., Tyshane, Alex Medina and Skrip. The album touches on themes of forgiveness, sexual purity, idolatry and just plain fun. 
 
The album opens with "Superhuman." The interesting twist here is the use of a very orchestral arrangement of the old hymn "I Will Go and Follow Jesus." From this opening the listener knows that they are in for something a little bit outside of the normal. The song speaks to how fans tend to view artists as infallible superheroes, but Mineo sets them straight saying that God is the only superhuman, and that He is not for sale.
 
The next track is "Ex Nihilo" which literally means "out of nothing" in Latin. The song features Christon Gray with vocals on the chorus and the song speaks to how God can bring us out of absolute nothingness and bless us beyond our wildest imaginations. Mineo also continues the theme that he will never be bigger than God and calls out to his crew to keep him in line if his head gets too big.
 
Two songs have been released prior to the album hitting streets. "AYO!" is a party song and is Mineo showing his lyrical skills. Representing the 116 loud and proud and telling the listener how much fun there is in Christ. "Bitter" is a song about relationships, everything from passive/aggressive Facebook and Twitter posts to jealousy. It speaks to how bitterness and unforgiveness can become poison to our souls. Mineo touches on the personal example of his relationship with his dad. It is a poignant song that ultimately tells us that if we don't forgive, we are not truly letting the light of Christ shine through us.
 
"Wild Things" starts with a jungle drum beat, and then a heavy electric guitar starts in. This song is about living among a lost world (where the wild things are) and being a witness to the world. This song is about real life ministry, in real life situations that many of us in the church shy away from. This song will open your eyes to the life of Jesus and how he ministered. It also contains one of the most clever uses of original greek this reviewer has heard. "I'm duckin' stones thrown from them pharisees/Gospel of Peace on my feet like a pair of cleats / Walkin' with the paraclete, that's Greek for The Spirit."
 
"Uno Uno Seis" features Lecrae and many listeners will be divided on the song. We learn on this track that Andy Mineo and Lecrae can rap in Spanish and Spanglish as well as they do in English. It features an awesome electronic beat and for those of you that don't like it write now, I'm confident that there will be many remixes of this one. It truly is the hidden gem on this album.
 
Closing Thoughts:
This is an incredible album that has to be listened to from beginning to end. Some songs may not resonate with the listener immediately, but the whole album is better than it's individual parts. When I first received this to listen to the track order was not yet finalized and I wasn't overly impressed. When the track order was announced and I listened to the album the way the artist intended it to be listened to, the album took on a life. The rhymes are clever, the beats hit hard, production quality is on point and most importantly it challenges us to better in our walk as Christians and speaks of the love of Christ to soften the hardest of hearts.
 
Song to Download Now:
"Uno Uno Seis" (Get it from iTunes here.)


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Heroes for sale | Posted August 17, 2014
Oh yeah this album is amazing and my favy is You will. God is still faithful no matter what. Even if people say he can't but he remains God and what we deem impossible he will do...............................................................................................

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ANDY!!! | Posted February 07, 2014
ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mineo hits the mark with Heroes For Sale | Posted July 01, 2013
One of the best Christian rap albums I have heard. 

Andy Mineo f.k.a. C-Lite has really left his heart on this album. He displays it all on Heroes For Sale, not just the good bits but the flaws, fears, failures - everything. This is real talk. 

It covers a range of topics which makes it a good album to share with those who arent christian. 

Also, the cuts and mixing are fantastic. Having worked as the Engineer on Grammy Award winning album, Gravity, it is no surprise that the edits are so good.   



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Andy! | Posted April 26, 2013
 I have only heard a preview of this album but it seems super cool. I think Andy could be the next lecrae or tobyMac (and that is saying something) Itis amzing how fairh and such cool beats can come together so easily

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Preview | Posted April 03, 2013
I have only heard a preview but this album is legit.  New beats, great lyrics...this is a must for any hip-hop fan.  The two singles released are fun and real songs.  I relate directly with the song "Bitter" with the events I encountered as a child with my father and the barrier it placed between us.  The album is definitely one to play over and over.

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