Andy Mineo made his “RapFix Live” debut at the end of 2013, when he participated in our year-end rhyme cypher show, and now, the Syracuse MC will make his return on Wednesday, alongside the LOX and Action Bronson.
While some may question what place a Christian rapper has among rap’s top MCs, Andy combats the stigma with a simple challenge.
“I hope people listen to the music. Don’t write it off because there is a Christian doing it and it’s been labeled that way, because if I’m honest with you, Christian rap for the most part has been corny,” Mineo told MTV News earlier this month.
Mineo dazzled fans with his witty bars, rhyming alongside up-and-coming rappers 360, Bizzy Crook and Emilio Rojas during the 2013-closing episode of “RapFix Live.” Last April he more than proved his worth when he debuted at #4 on Billboard‘s Rap Albums chart with his Heroes for Sale LP.
During Wednesday’s interview, which will air on MTV.com and on television on MTV Jams at 4 p.m. ET, Mineo will talk about his yearning to be judged as a capable rapper, who also happens to be true to his faith. But it hasn’t always been easy carrying the Christian rap torch.
“It’s been wack and sometimes I don’t really enjoy that title because I feel like someone won’t give me a chance because they’re negatively associating that with everything else they’ve heard in the past,” he explained. “It’s like, give the music a chance, you’re gonna like it. It’s good.”