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February 12, 2014

Andy Mineo Interview: Hip Hop, Faith, and Success

Andy Mineo Interview: Hip Hop, Faith, and Success
Adam Jeske

Andy Mineo’s Never Land dropped two weeks ago, and it's currently sitting at #2 on the Billboard rap albums chart and #13 overall.

I was excited to interview Andy in the middle of his new Never Land success. I knew parts of his story already, from being president of his InterVarsity chapter while in college to planting a church in New York even as his hip-hop fame was rising.

But in the video interview below, several more of Andy’s distinctives come to light: his thoughtfulness, his dedication to his art, his commitment to the church, his humility, and his deep desire to bring glory to God through his talents and passions. And as you’ll see, he’s a lot of fun.

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Here’s what I asked Andy:

  • How has the digital world affected how music is created?
  • What does it mean to create excellent art? Why is excellence important?
  • What is it like to be a Christian in the hip-hop world? How do you navigate between these two seemingly disparate worlds?
  • How do you stay grounded as you become more commercially successful?
  • How has God used InterVarsity in your life?
  • What role does fun play in your production process?
  • What’s next for you?

For more on Andy, visit his website or download Never Land on iTunes.

Watch his performance of “Young” and “Every Word” at Urbana 12. And read his thoughts on that here

Adam Jeske

Adam Jeske has served in Nicaragua, China, and South Africa. With his wife, Christine Jeske, he has written This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling. He blogstweets, and serves as the vice president of communications and marketing for InterVarsity.


Thanks for the interview InterVarsity! Really great, well done. God bless ya Andy, big fan from Miami, FL.

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