Heroes for sale is by far the "Best" hyped Christian Hip Hop album we have ever seen. Reach Records and Andy Mineo have pulled out all the stops to make Andy's newest album a success. Reach Records released music videos, advertisement videos and even a tour documentary. All we saw for 2 weeks leading up to the release was Andy's mug.
Don't forget that Andy has already released excellent music and we have come to expect nothing but the best from him. Formerly Known is the most downloaded FREE mixtape (Not called Church Clothes) for the last 2 years. And he really made us believe when he release Saturday Morning Car-tunez. Andy has set a tone for fans; we all know Andy makes GREAT MUSIC!
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From the first song to last Mineo gives us everything he has. This project is a very emotional album. Andy touches on many struggles that he deals with, but also broaches subjects of his passions for God and for others to know God.
In "Superhuman" Andy begins the album by telling us where he falls short, making it clear that he is not superhuman and makes mistakes and fights sin just like the rest of us. There are several other songs that take the album in the same direction. Exposing the way that fans falsely lift up artists and other people as heroes. Highlighted by song like "Bitter", "Shallow", "Curious", and "Tug of War".
But Andy also give us hope as he opens his heart to remind us that Jesus is the real Hero. My favorite song in this vein is the pre-released song called "You Will" In this song Mineo shows his faith in the faithful God. Illustrating that even though we are faithless, God is always faithful! I love the chorus: "Y--O--U owe me nothin, no nothin, I know you will, I know you will...even when they say you won't, I know you will... even when they say you can't, I know you will."
These type of songs (Wildthings, Take Me Alive, Cocky, Death has Died) show a willing heart to trust God in the midst of his own failures. This is a great testimony in the greatness of our God. Andy sums up the whole album when he ends he last verse in the first song, "Superhuman", with the line: "I don't have to be great, because my God is!"
Powerful statement that sums up a powerful album.
Add in a few classic 1-1-6 Clique Anthems (Ayo!, The Saints, Uno Uno Seis) and I loved this album!
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