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Andy Mineo & Wordsplayed Presents
Magic & Bird

New Mixtape Set For Release August 4, Available For Pre-Order Today

Duo Shares New Song "DUNK CONTEST" Produced By BEAM

Announces Nationwide Friends and Family Tour Kicking Off This Fall

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NEWS SOURCE: Reach Records
July 3, 2017

(Reach Records; Atlanta, GA; July 3, 2017) - Reach Records lyrical powerhouse and founder of Miner League, Andy Mineo, announces a collaboration with Wordsplayed, Miner League’s promising up-and-coming rapper, for the release of their 90s-inspired mixtape, Magic & Bird. Available for pre-order today, July 3, Magic & Bird will officially release via a partnership with Reach Records on August 4.

Andy Mineo & Wordsplayed, also now known by their moniker Magic & Bird, dropped without warning a buzzworthy new record and video for “KIDZ” on June 14, which left curious fans wondering if there was more to come from this dynamic duo this summer. Today, Andy Mineo & Wordsplayed reveal details for their anticipated new project, and share the latest single “DUNK CONTEST,” a lively track produced by BEAM (2 Chainz, Meek Mill) chock full of witty sports references. The song is available as an instant grat download with the mixtape’s pre-order, along with “KIDZ” and the bonus track “LAY UP.”

Listen/Share “DUNK CONTEST”:

Most will agree there’s nothing like a good rivalry, especially in hip-hop and sports, and the playful and nostalgic approach of Magic & Bird becomes evident throughout the 13-track mixtape, complete with hilarious interludes. What is clear from the jump is the chemistry between Mineo and Wordsplayed,  as they trade bars and toss one another alley-oops on wax.  To let Wordsplayed tell it: “The whole project is about swag, and about bringing people that NBA Jam vibe.”  While the lightheartedness is certainly front and center, Mineo and Wordplayed are mindful to give heads something of substance to chew on too, “It’s like sports,” Mineo explains. “We wanted to keep things fun and competitive but not without insightful moments.”

Along with BEAM, Magic & Bird boasts production from Mineo’s labelmate GAWVI (Lecrae, Trip Lee, KB ) and !llmind (J.Cole, Drake, 50 Cent), who also produced Andy Mineo’s previous LP Uncomfortable, which became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively.

This fall, in support of Magic & Bird, Wordsplayed will join Andy Mineo on the Miner League presents Friends and Family Tour, alongside fellow rappers Social Club Misfits. The 29-city nationwide tour kicks off on September 21 in Nashville, TN and will stop in major cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and more. For more information on the tour and to purchase tickets visit

Miner League presents Friends & Family Tour Dates

Sep 21  Nashville, TN -   Marathon Music Works

Sep 22  Cincinnati, OH - The Underground

Sep 23  Memphis, TN -  New Daisy Theatre

Sep 24  Kansas City, MO - The Truman   

Sep 25  Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall       

Sep 28  Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Vinyl

Sep 29  Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 

Sep 30  Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern    

Oct 01   Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren      

Oct 03   Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater

Oct 05   Waco, TX -  Waco Hippodrome Theatre

Oct 07   Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill        

Oct 08   Houston, TX - Warehouse Live     

Oct 10   Lima, OH - The Ohio Theater      

Oct 12   Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Oct 13   Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant

Oct 14   Chicago, IL - House Of Blues

Oct 15   Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection 

Oct 16   Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall      

Oct 17   Columbus, OH    - Newport Music Hall    

Oct 19   New York, NY - Irving Plaza        

Oct 20   Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

Oct 21   Baltimore, MD   - Rams Head Live            

Oct 22   Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)   

Oct 24   Greensboro, NC - The Cone Denim Entertainment Complex          

Oct 25   Columbia, SC - Music Farm

Oct 26   Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks at the Landing          

Oct 27   Atlanta, GA - Center Stage            

Oct 28   Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 


For more info on Andy Mineo, visit the JFH Artists Database.


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