Andy Mineo / Never Land
Album: Never Land   Collection:Hip-hop
Artist: Andy Mineo   Added:Feb 2014
Label: Reach Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-03-07 Pull Date: 2014-05-09 Charts: Hip-Hop
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 20 Apr 6 Mar 23 Mar 16 Mar 9
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 01, 2014: Lift Jesus Higher!
Never Land (Feat. Marz)
4. Apr 13, 2014: ReJOYce in Jesus Ministries presents "Lift Jesus Higher!"
You Can't Stop Me
2. May 04, 2014: Lift Jesus Higher Pt 2
Never Land (Feat. Marz)
5. Apr 03, 2014: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Paganini (Feat. Kb & Canon)
3. Apr 13, 2014: Lift Jesus Higher, Part 2
You Can't Stop Me
6. Mar 30, 2014: ReJOYce in Jesus presents Lift Jesus Higher
All We Got (Feat. Dimitri Mcdowell)

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-02-24
Andy Mineo/Never Land/Reach Records
A good mix of fast, medium and slow tempo cuts along with some dope guest spots make this album one that true hip hop heads will appreciate. This Christian hip-hop artist uses lightning fast delivery, hard hitting, blunt rap lyrics over techno flavored beats throughout. Join that with the high quality production found on this album and you have a winning combination! No FCC violations. Favorite tracks are: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Reviewed by Dan Reese of “Lift Jesus Higher!”

*1) 4:00 - Med/Fast tempo. High energy. Muted synths, almost 80s style e-piano sounds, heavy on the effects and drums.
*2) 4:11 - Med/Slow. Love the female vocalist. Emotional beat with muted snares, almost clapping sounds, rolling hi hats which all fade out into a muted rhythm for the verse where the 808s and regular hi hats are emphasized.
*3) 5:10 - Slow/Med. Acoustic guitars, and folksy picked electric guitar on top of that. Heavy bass guitar sound with a nice piano sound underneath to help with melody. Smooth jazz feel. The break into the chorus is pretty dope, too. Nice male vocalist on hook.
*4) 3:34 - Med tempo. Dope flow on this track. Heavy on the synths with a nice e guitar riff, intertwined sparsely, and a muted e guitar riff carrying the melody.
*5) 4:36 - Slow tempo. Horns on intro set the mood, and crazy drum sets are peppered with a synth that sounds more like a scream at times. Heavily truncated hi hat hits and snares. Kick drums make this track slap- great production.
6) 4:51 - Med/fast tempo. Heavy on synths and bass line (which is almost consistently played thru the verses). Canon (featured artist) destroys this beat, too. Club beat. Even throws in a little old school beat boxing in the groove, too.
7) 4:12 - Slow/med tempo. This is Andy just having fun on a song. This beat goes hard. The way the beat switches up into more of a muted latin feel is pretty tight tho. Just has a crazy musical feel to it, which perfectly fits this type of a song.

Track Listing
1. Never Land (Feat. Marz)   4. Rewind (Feat. Kam Parker)
2. Paisano's Wylin' (Feat. Marty Of Social Club)   5. All We Got (Feat. Dimitri Mcdowell)
3. You Can't Stop Me   6. Paganini (Feat. Kb & Canon)
  7. Death Of Me