Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 07:39 am
Andy Mineo, a native New Yorker pursuing his interest in music and becoming a well-known artist of today. Read the bittersweet life story of an American rapper.
You might have listened to his music but have read about him. If not then, here is an article on Andy Mineo talking on his early life, music career, Family, and everything.
Who is Andy Mineo?
Andy Mineo is a Christian hip-hop rapper, producer, and video director. His studio album ‘Uncomfortable’ debuted at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart. His song ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ was certified gold by RIAA on 17 January 2018 and also won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk-Up Song.
He has created a 4 season web series on YouTube channel titled Saturday Morning Car-Tunez which accumulated more than 1 million views.
Andy Mineo was born as Andrew Aaron Mineo on 17 April 1988, in Syracuse, New York and raised by a single parent. He studied at Henninger High School. He grew up with his sister who worked as a counselor at Summer Camp.
During his summer holidays, he went to a Summer Camp. Earlier before entering the eighth grade, he got exposed to the Gospel, and his life had changed.
After high school, Andy attended The City College of New York. Meanwhile, Andy joined a rap group named ‘Fat Camp‘ along with his friend, Leonard. Andy and Leonard recorded a song together in 2001.
The rap group “Fat Camp” won a song contest for WJPZ-FM and were signed to Syracuse University’s Marshall Street Records.
Andy Mineo’s mother, Fran Mineo Passed Away
Andy Mineo’s mother Fran Mineo died of Leukemia on 28 August 2018. The news was shared by him via Instagram.
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This past Tuesday my mother, Fran Mineo, passed away. I took this picture one year ago – right before her diagnosis. She battled Leukemia this past year and was on the upswing after her stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, there were complications and she went home to be with the Lord. I had the gift of sitting by her bedside as she passed, to hold her, read scripture and pray over her. She died surrounded by family and her children. My family and I have been grieving her loss this week together in Chicago. We’ve wept from our souls. We have laughed remembering her, told countless stories, looked at pictures and held each other when we needed it. Franny always made it happen. Working the night shift, raising kids on her own, shopping at garage sales so we could have the best clothes and sneakers. She lived so much of her life like Jesus. It was hard to not be impacted by her, even if you only met her once. I appreciate the space people have given my family and I in this time. I’ve had new music getting ready to come out and a fall tour in motion – my team will be running my socials for a while to keep you guys updated about those things while I take time to grieve. I appreciate all of you 🤟🏼.
Andy shared the sad news via his Instagram. In the statement, he wrote, his mother on Tuesday.
“She battled Leukemia this past year and was on the upswing after her stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, there were complications and she went home to be with the Lord.”
Heavy-heartedly Mineo continued,
“He had the gift of sitting by her bedside as she passed, to hold her, read scripture and pray over her. She died surrounded by family and her children.”
He posted a picture of his mom in the hospital which was shot in the earlier year. Mineo wrote in the caption that his mom was diagnosed with cancer and looking for a stem cells donor.
His mom’s untimely demise shattered him but he said “She’s in good spirits and trusting God. She wanted me to share this with you.”
Andy Mineo’s Musical Journey
Andy Mineo worked as a producer while he was in High School in Upstate New York. After flying to New York, he realized having a weak spiritual condition. Then, decided to re-dedicate his life to Christ.
In fact, Andy shut down his studio and also the left the hip-hop group ‘Fat Camp’ to give a fresh start to his career once again.
Andy Mineo released his mixtape ‘Sin is Wack’ in 2009 and joined a community outreached program organized by Nicky Cruz named T.R.U.C.E. At the event, he met his old time collaborators and friends like Alex Medina, Rich Perez.
In 2010, he sang on the Lecrae song Background from Rehab. The following year, Mineo released a song In My City along with Efrain. On July 28, 2011, Mineo signed a deal with Reach Records.
On 29 September, he released his debut mixtape Formerly Known through Reach records. In May 2012, he released 4-episode web series titled Saturday Morning Car-Tubbez.
On 16 April 2013, rapper Mineo released his debut studio album ‘Heroes for Sales’ featuring Lecrae, KB, Christon Gray, Krizz Kaliko, and Trip Lee. Three singles; AYO, Bitter and You Will were released from the album.
His album debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard 200, number 4 on Top Rap Albums and number 2 on the US Top Christian Albums. The album had sold 32,000 copies in the USA.
On January 28, 2014, Christian hip-hop artist Andy Mineo released his first EP titled ‘Never Land’. The extended play had a total of seven tracks and debuted at number 13 on the US Billboard 200.
By September 2015, 72,000 copies were sold in the US. Minoe released a single ‘Lay Up’ which reached at number 19 on the US Top Christian Albums featuring with Wordsplayed.
In September 2015, the rapper released his second studio album ‘Uncomfortable’ with Reach Records. The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and sold 35,000 copies in its first week.
The albums have tracks like Uptown, Now I Know, Vendetta, Ghost and more. Andy founded Miner League and released a collaborative mixtape titled ‘Andy Mineo & Wordsplayed Present Magic & Bird’ in August 2017, peaking at number 1 on Top Christian Albums and number 3 on Rap Album Sales.
In April 27, 2018, Andy Mineo released his another extended play titled I: the Arrow. The EP debuted at No. 2 on Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and sold 6,000 copies in its first week.
Who is Andy Mineo’s Wife?
Andy Mineo is happily married to Cristina Luz Delgado. The duo got engaged in April 2014 and married 4 months later on 23rd August 2014. Currently, the rapper and his life partner resides in Washington Heights.
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Happy birthday to the greatest human I’ve ever met, @cristinamineo. You love your family, God, your friends and myself with a fierceness and vulnerability that I admire so much. You’re a leader, a thinker, a lifelong learner and I can’t wait to see what else the future has for you. I’m here for all of it ♥️. In our home, we exercise “birthday dominance” – for 24 hours, whatever that person says, goes. Thank u for not abusing your power this year 😂.
It is found that Andy Mineo hardly posts a photo of his and Cristina. But when it comes to showing love to his family, he expresses it with pure honesty and wholeheartedly.
And once again on his better half birthday, he has poured out his love for her. Read the caption of the Instagram post above.
Andy Mineo Tour & Concert
He earns a hefty amount of money through his music sales and tours. He toured as a member of the 116 Clique on the Unashamed 2012: Come Alive tour from October to November.
Some of his previous Andy Mineo’s previous tour and Concert are:
- Lineup: Andy Mineo, LecraeSunday, November 11th, 2018
Location: 133 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Lineup: Andy Mineo, Lecrae
Monday, October 29th, 2018, 7:30 PM
- Location: The Fillmore
8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
- Lineup: Whatuprg, Andy Mineo, Wordsplayed, Lecrae
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, 7:30 PM Location: Theatre of Living Arts
- Lineup: San Diego County, Blanca, For All Seasons, The Young Escape, Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe Friday, June 29th, 2018, 4:00 PM
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Andy Mineo Merch
Andy Mineo runs an official online storefront offering authentic and brand approved merchandise and products. The online store not only sales clothing lines but also other accessories like phone case, gift cards.
You can visit his store with a click here.
Net Worth of Andy Mineo
Throughout his career, he has released numerous singles, mixtape, and EP. Besides music albums, Mineo has his own merch, where he sells jacket, t-shirts, and sweatshirts.
It is cited by other sources that Andy Mineo has a net worth of $1.5 million. However, the official information is yet to disclose.
Other sources claim that Andy Mineo has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Andy Mineo’s Social Profile
The rapper keeps his fans updated by sharing his day-to-day activities.