New York City-based Christian rap and hip-hop artist Andy Mineo makes spiritual-themed, often progressive, electronic-influenced hip-hop. Raised in Syracuse, Mineo began rapping and producing albums in his home studio while still in high school. Originally going by the stage name of C-Lite, Mineo was signed to Syracuse University's Marshall Street Records and opened for such acts as the Roots and Common. While in college, Mineo reconnected with his Christian faith via a meeting with producer Alex Medina and the urban evangelism project T.R.U.C.E. Ultimately, Mineo closed his studio and dedicated his life and career to Christ. He toured with T.R.U.C.E. and in 2009, released his first mixtape, Sin Is Wack, Vol. 1. In 2011, Mineo signed with Reach Records and dropped the moniker C-Lite in favor of his actual name. That same year, he released his second mixtape, Formerly Known. In 2013, Mineo returned with his proper full-length studio album, Heroes for Sale. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi