Andy Mineo signed on with Reach Record in July of 2011 and two months later they released the Formerly Known Mixtape. The mixtape was the unveiling of the new Andy Mineo (Formerly C-Lite). Andy punctuates this on the first song of the mixtape ("Goodbye") when he says:
"Switched the name, used to go by C-Lite
But then I put it in the grave,
'cause I'm steppin' off stage
Still the same dude livin' what I say up on
The new Andy Mineo had some major challenges ahead of him.
A funny thing happens whenever a new artist is signed to Reach Records. Over night the artist's Twitter account jumps up 20,000 followers (just a guess; Andy can you verify?). The new found popularity means that their first release has to live up to the quality of music that the fans are used to from Reach. Let's just say, fans expect a lot.
Andy was up to the challenge and blew our expectations out of the water.
Why You Should too
Formerly Known is the only FREE album that makes you feel like you're stealing! The mixtape from top to bottom has great production and a great cast, giving the listener the impression that it was not meant to be a mixtape. It is just too good!
Get it here for free and if you really feel convicted, you can Buy it here on iTunes.
What stands out of about Andy Mineo is simple; HE IS SICK!
From Goodbye to Michael Jackson, Andy kills each track. Even with features such as Eshon Burgundy, KB, Sho Baraka, Swoope, Thisl and Lecrae; Andy Mineo shines.
If we were only allowed to tell you about one CHH album, we would tell you to save some money and go get this Mixtape! You'll be jammin' to it years from now!
Thankfully, we are allowed to tell you about a lot more. Andy Mineo's next projects drops April 16th! You can pre-order Heroes for Sale here.
1. Goodbye feat. Eshon Burgundy
2. Let There Be Light feat. Lecrae (Produced by Alex Medina)
3. Formerly Known feat. Co Campbell (Produced by Andy Mineo)
4. Pick It Up feat. Beleaf of theBREAX
5. Young feat. KB
6. Every Word feat. Co Campbell
7. Whats It All About
8. Hello World (Produced by Skrip)
9. Everyday Thing
10. Listen (Produced by Skrip)
11. Fools Gold feat. Sho Baraka & Swoope
12. Whatever Comes
13. Pressure feat. Co Campbell
14. Michael Jackson feat. Thisl, Rich Perez, R-Swift, & Bubba Watsona