Andy Mineo, formerly known as C-Lite, is an American Christian hip hop artist, producer, and TV and music video director from New York City. He will be one of the 10 featured artists on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2017. He is currently signed to Reach Records and, in addition to his solo work, is a member of that label’s hip hop collective 116 Clique.
Check out his latest music video for “Desperados” and then see him perform live at Winter Jam for only $10 at the door. For more information, all the dates, artists and details go to www.jamtour.com
Originally from Syracuse, Mineo worked as a producer in high school at Henninger High School in Upstate New York, and joined the hip-hop group Fat Camp, signed to Syracuse University’s Marshall Street Records. After moving to New York City, he realized his weak spiritual condition, re-dedicated his life to Christ and closed down his production studio in order to restart his career. He released his first mixtape Sin is Wack in 2009. After providing hook vocals for the song “Background” by Lecrae from the album Rehab, he collaborated with other rappers. In 2011, he released the single “In My City”, featuring Efrain from Doubledge, that also gained him more attention. He appeared on the song “Reverse” by Tedashii from Blacklight. He signed to Reach Records in 2011 and abandoned his stage name “C-Lite” in favor of his legal name. Under this name he released another mixtape, Formerly Known. His full-length studio album, Heroes for Sale, was released on April 16, 2013. On January 28, 2014, he released an EP titled Never Land. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, was released on September 18, 2015.
His video and television work includes his creation of “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez”, a three season web series in which Mineo portrayed himself and remixed classic hip-hop songs, and his co-direction of several of his own music videos. As a producer, his work includes tracks from his self-releases “In My City”, Formerly Known, Saturday Morning Car-Tunez, and Heroes for Sale. He also produced the single “Destiny” by Sheena Lee, in which he was a featured performer, and, along with rapper Derek Minor, aided DJ Official in producing “Power Trip” by Lecrae, featuring Andy Mineo, Derek Minor, and Sho Baraka, from the album Gravity. Gravity won the Best Gospel Album category in the 2013 Grammy Awards. - credit Wikipedia