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Andy Mineo Hits Atlanta Streets for Reaction to His Banned Single

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NEWS SOURCE: Schure Media
October 7, 2021

Can't Stop, Won't Stop, a popular hip-hop phrase, has new meaning for Andy Mineo, who finally released his 4th studio album, Never Land II, on October 1st. On the eve of his album release, Andy got a call from his lawyers advising him not to drop, Never Land II, because legal had flagged one song, "Been About It," ft Lecrae, for uncleared samples.
After 80 million streams from their viral hit, "Coming In Hot," fans were looking forward to a follow-up project with Andy Mineo and Lecrae. With the momentum built, Mineo hit producer, Sak Pase, producer of "Coming In Hot," for another banger.

(Note: There's a little bit of language in the video)

After a year of so many industry deaths, Mineo and Lecrae wanted to celebrate hip-hop's most iconic artists and the albums they created! "Been About It' is our tribute to the culture," shares Andy! "We've lost so many iconic hip-hop artists in the past few years and sadly, we wait until people die to give them their props! Lecrae and I recorded this song and a dope video to pay tribute to the artists who have impacted hip-hop and inspired us!"
Mineo premiered the video at the Atlanta listening session and media outlets, excited by the visuals, made their commitments of coverage. Reach Records had planned their entire roll-out and promotions for the album around the big reveal. "We were excited by the responses and then the calls started coming in," shares Andy. "While my lawyers and label worked through clearance issues, my managers decided to slash the date for Return to Never Land Tour because of the pandemic. It almost seemed like Never Land II was doomed to remain in never land!"
To ?stay positive, Andy and his partner-in-rhyme, Lecrae, hit the vocal booth at Reach Studios and switched up their lyrics, recording a new version of the single. The day before the album release, they traversed the Atlanta Beltline, playing the Never Land II album for random people while capturing reactions to the original "Been About It" video!
"Yo, Man! Your video is fire!"

"Aw Snap that was dope! Why can't you release that?"

"Can you put it on YouTube NOW?"

"Hip-hop needs this type of creativity!"

"You're going to get 1 million IRL (in real life) views!"

So the fans have spoken, the label, and Reach team continue to get clearances on the video! In the meantime, check out their Atlanta Beltline and click here to stream the album!
About Andy Mineo:
New York native Andy Mineo, is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, 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. Mineo headlined The Uncomfortable Tour, a 52 city tour, which sold out at legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XM's Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit, 'You Can't Stop Me," won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB's "Top Walk Up" song. Andy is also a content creator. He scripts, directs, and produces many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season web series on YouTube called "Saturday Morning Car-Tunez," which garnered over 1 Million views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with a comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.2 million and growing.
About Reach Records:
Reach Records is an Atlanta based independent hip-hop label founded in 2004 by Lecrae and Ben Washer. Long before acclaim, awards, plaques, chart positioning, and radio play, the two started the label because they both love hip-hop and Jesus. Reach Records was launched with no strategy, no funds, no big players, but they made big moves! Today Reach Records is a trailblazing label with a roster of nearly 10 artists and a staff of 20 who are unashamed about sharing their faith and passionate about hip-hop. Reach Records is committed to building a movement that combines faith with music and popular culture. 


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