16 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Christian hip-hop has found a gifted new recruit in Andy Mineo, who first gained notice with his 2011 mixtape Formerly Known. Heroes for Sale gives him room to release dazzling volleys of rap against tracks that mix solid beats with seething swirls of electronica. Mineo doesn’t mind coming on strong and swaggering a little, as aggressive tunes like “Cocky” and “You Will” show. He tempers his brassy attitude with a willingness to bear his scars, whether he’s grappling with family issues (“Bitter”), considering past mistakes (“Curious”), or dealing with temptations of the flesh (“Shallow”). Mineo’s testimony gains impact from his ability to tap into a wide variety of musical influences. The Latin percolations of “Uno Uno Sies” (featuring Lecrae), the rock guitar riffage (and sly Wizard of Oz references) of “Wild Things,” and the techno groovery of “AYO!” keep listeners giddily off-balance. Amid the inspired flow and unexpected musical fusions are powerful Scripture-based messages that contrast human weakness with the majesty of God.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Christian hip-hop has found a gifted new recruit in Andy Mineo, who first gained notice with his 2011 mixtape Formerly Known. Heroes for Sale gives him room to release dazzling volleys of rap against tracks that mix solid beats with seething swirls of electronica. Mineo doesn’t mind coming on strong and swaggering a little, as aggressive tunes like “Cocky” and “You Will” show. He tempers his brassy attitude with a willingness to bear his scars, whether he’s grappling with family issues (“Bitter”), considering past mistakes (“Curious”), or dealing with temptations of the flesh (“Shallow”). Mineo’s testimony gains impact from his ability to tap into a wide variety of musical influences. The Latin percolations of “Uno Uno Sies” (featuring Lecrae), the rock guitar riffage (and sly Wizard of Oz references) of “Wild Things,” and the techno groovery of “AYO!” keep listeners giddily off-balance. Amid the inspired flow and unexpected musical fusions are powerful Scripture-based messages that contrast human weakness with the majesty of God.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

DontCareWhatYouThink ,

Wow

Saw a suggestion to listen to this on Kid Cudis indicud reviews. Curiosity took over and let's put it this way. I bought this instead. Love finding new artists. Highly recommend!!

JonLukeB ,

Without A Doubt

A. Mineo has never disappointed me so far and I don't expect his debut album to either! Can't wait to see what crazy creativeness he laid down on this one! #Pre-Ordered

Dj Recovery ,

Saved9872

Hip hop head since birth and once I was saved I was blessed to find Lecrae and his crew. Mineo gonna go in or Christ

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