Christian rap artist Andy Mineo, whose latest release, “Never Land,” debuted in January at No. 13 on the Billboard albums chart and No. 2 on the rap album charts, will perform at Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus on April 27.
The concert will be at 7 p.m. in the new Chesapeake Campus Student Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Growing up in Syracuse, N.Y., Mineo adopted a stage name, C-Lite, and formed a secular hip-hop group. But after moving to New York City, he embraced his faith and began a new career as a faith-based rapper. He signed with Reach Records in 2011, abandoned his stage name and once again became Andy Mineo.
“It is absolutely undeniable that hip-hop is becoming the universal language,” Mineo said during a recent promotional tour.
His full-length studio album, “Heroes for Sale,” was released in 2013. “We make heroes out of a lot of things,” he said. “We make heroes out of people. We believe ourselves to be greater than we really are. We make ourselves look like heroes to other people.
“What I really wanted to do is show the brokenness of the heroes that we create and the heroes that we try to be in order to show that there is ultimately only one great hero.”
Tickets are on sale now for TCC students, faculty and staff for $10. Reserve tickets by calling the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122. Purchased tickets will be available for pick up at any campus business office.
Between March 31 and April 25, tickets will be available to the public for $15 and can be reserved online via Eventbrite. Community members can pay for and pick up their tickets at the Chesapeake Campus business office prior to the event or at the Chesapeake Campus Student Center will-call window the night of the event.
The event is standing-room only and no tickets will be sold at the door. Attendees must be 14 or older for admittance.
To reserve your tickets on or after 3/30/14 go to www.AndyMineoTCC.eventbrite.com