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Christian Rapper Under Fire For Dodging Question

Some fans for Christian Hip Hop music are feeling “Uncomfortable” after a recent live performance of a favorite Christian rapper.  Reach Records Artist Andy Mineo, formerly known as C-Lite, is being scrutinized by some for his “softball” response to the question of what 116 means on his ball cap. The response was simply “It’s my team” as it was aired live on Fox 5 in New York City, Wednesday October 28, 2015.

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[watch the full performance here: http://www.fox5ny.com/good-day/40167080-story]

Some Christian Hip Hop fans have since critisized Andy’s lack of boldly proclaiming a Gospel message that reflects his “1-1-Six” headgear during the performance on Fox 5, New York. One group, called BSAC radio show [short for Basically Sound Artist Coalition] had gone as far as to make a mock video on their YouTube channel to show how some may feel about the situation.

It seems that the major discussion on social media is the contradicting response to what “1-1-Six” means, a reference to Romans 1:16, which is the motto of the Reach Records label, to be “Unashamed” of the Gospel. Many are watching Andy and his label mates, such as founder Lecrae, and others such as Tedashii and KB, searching for a bold Gospel message in their music, interviews, and performances, yet some Christian fans are feeling that the 116 Clique is not living up to their “Unashamed” ideals.

Andy, originally from Syracuse, NY, now living in Washington Heights, has a long history of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, long before joining the Reach Records team. In the late 2000s, Andy worked under Nicky Cruz’s super group called TRUCE, a ministry team in New York City’s streets. He was also a part of the “God Belongs In My City” movement, of which a single and video was made, along with Christian Rock group, Doubledge. The song ‘In My City’ became an anthem for many Christians world-wide.

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Andy, recently listed as one of the “Top 20 Christian Rappers of All-Time” is on the road touring in support of his latest album, ‘Uncomfortable.’

Watch the streaming visual for Andy Mineo’s latest track “Know That’s Right” off of his highly anticipated second studio album, “Uncomfortable.”

Purchase Uncomfortable today:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/uncomfortable
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/uncomfortableamazon
Google Play: http://mineo.cta.gs/00v

Tell us what you think using #UNCOMFORTABLE

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KB lit up Kingdom Bound @KB_HGA #KB2015 plus Latest Video

Rapper KB leading the crowd in a chant “I Believe That We Will Win” at the Park Stage during the Kingdom Bound Music Festival in Darien Lake Park, New York.

Check out the instagram video by https://instagram.com/joshwypij/

KB at KB! @kb_hga @kingdomboundofficial #kb2015#kingdombound2015 #kingdombound

Watch his latest music video “Sideways” ft Lecrae

Check him out on SWAY in the Morning

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Help support the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in Buffalo, NY – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/great-lakes-christian-film-festival/x/6154292#/story

CHH at #KB2015 @Lecrae @Flame314 @KB_HGA @SocialxClub @Vrosemusic

Kingdom Bound 2015 featuring more Christian Hip Hop artists!!

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Want to see Lecrae at Kingdom Bound 2015?? Use the code LECRAE to save $$ on Saturday tickets! Check out  http://www.kingdombound.org/festival/tickets/

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This year Kingdom Bound unleashes the brand new Park Stage! Featuring a bigger line up of Christian Hip Hop artists including: Flame, Social Club, KB, Spec, V.Rose, 5ive, Slave, Gauge, Fonz Carter, Ai Am Anomaly, ChoSon, Daarinah, and MORE!

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It’s Kingdom Bounds 29th annual Summer Festival featuring Casting Crowns, Newsboys, for King & Country, Lecrae, Paul Baloche and over 70 other musicians and speakers! Here’s the offical promo video:

For complete information, including a full schedule and to order tickets visit www.kingdombound.org

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Female Emcee “Anomaly” debuts Detachment mixtape @AiAmAnomaly

Female Rapper “ANOMALY” has been under the radar for years. She has been a favorite performer in Buffalo as a featured artist at many area events including The ICU & 5th Fridays, and an opener for artists like Json and Mahogany Jones. Anomaly, aka, Aitina Cooke, is more than just a rapper, she is a community leader, a wife, and a mother. She has devoted her time to her work, family and church (Christ Crusaders Assembly) and has always had a goal to someday release the music she performs. Anomaly is also part of the R.A.W. Movement that includes the top hip hop talent in Buffalo.

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The stage has been set for her in 2014 to finally debut her talents on an official projects called “The Detachment” mixtape. Together with veteran hip hop producers Legacy and Fonz Carter, Anomaly comes out of the gate swinging with nothing but “RAW” vocals and lyrics and features Shaunta and EDI Music emcees: Whoz Meech & New Lyfe. The 12-track mixtape was released at midnight on October 14, 2014 and is available for FREE on Noisetrade [Download Here].

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The Detachment mixtape is Anomaly’s prelude project that explores themes of the inner man that struggles to detach from the addictions and cravings of the world. However it grafts in the hope to which we must attach to endure the fight. “The fight to detach while fighting to attach to a God who will never leave me and who will ‘follow me, follow me, follow me down’.” – Ai Am Anomaly

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Anomaly is what I like to call a “Complete Artist” with many other talents including: photography, graphic design, acting, and public speaking. She has also released a video for her first single of the mixtape called “I’m Crazy” directed and produced by Kre8tor Films in Rochester, NY and features a cameo by producer Fonz Carter.

You can see Anomaly at The ICU opening up for national acts Eshon Burgundy and Social Club, Saturday Oct 18, 2014 at 7pm at Sword of the Spirit, 300 Kensington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214

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Members of R.A.W. in NYC during Rapfest 2014 weekend

Lecrae on #YahooLive, Sunday Oct 12th @Yahoo #Screen

LECRAE TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON YAHOO!

Reach Records artist and Grammy-award winner Lecrae Moore will be on Yahoo Live giving you an inside look at his latest tour in support of his #1 Album “Anomaly” ft Andy Mineo and DJ Promote. Lecrae

In 2010, Lecrae released the critically-acclaimed album Rehab. It debuted in the Top 20 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. By 2011, Lecrae released a follow-up album, Gravity, scoring the #1 pole position atop the Rap Album and Independent Album charts and debuting at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. He’s since performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards, contributed to Statik Selektah’s mixtape and collaborated with a litany of hip-hop veterans and producers. In between albums, Lecrae produced and released Church Clothes, his own mixtape, hosted by radio legend Don Cannon.

Tour preview – Tune in on Sunday, Oct. 12 for the LIVE Lecrae concert! #YahooLive https://screen.yahoo.com/lecrae-160017264.html via @Yahoo

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With great coverage in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, XXL Magazine, Vibe Magazine and a Huffington Post Magazine cover, Lecrae is accomplishing his humble goal realized back when performing for juveniles at the detention center. He is released his seventh studio album, titled Anomaly, which has reached #1 on the Billboard 200.

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