Many are aware of Lecrae’s recent success in the music industry, but before Lecrae’s “Rehab”, “Church Clothes” and “Gravity” projects there was a ground breaking album entitled “Rebel” that he released. Some will say that Lecrae’s sophomore album ‘After the Music Stops’ sparked his industry momentum and to a degree it did but ‘Rebel’ helped thrust Lecrae into the mainstream arena in a recording breaking fashion. When ‘Rebel’ came out it immediately appeared on the iTunes’s Hip-Hop Charts at the number three position, right behind T.I’s ‘Paper Trial’. It also charted Number 8 on Billboard’s top Rap Album category.
At the time ‘Rebel’ was the highest debuting album in Christian Rap history. Never before had Christian Hip-Hop seen as much success on a mainstream level. What many don’t know is that a producer from South Florida named G-Styles aka Gawvi was responsible for 5 instrumentals on ‘Rebel’, no other producer on that album contributed more. Also G-Styles is known for his creative production on well-respected projects like Trip Lee’s ’20/20′ and ‘The Good Life’, DJ Morph’s ‘International’, Tedashii’s ‘Identity Crisis’, Sho Baraka’s ‘Turn My Life Up’, Rhema Soul’s ‘Dope Beats & Good News’ and ‘Fingerprints’. For a while G-Styles wasn’t active on the Christian Hip-Hop scene and many wondered what was up with the prolific beat maker.
Recently G-Styles has re-emerged. Rapzilla.com announced he will have credits on Rhema Soul’s next album ‘Dope Beats & Good News Vol.2’ and he confirmed Andy Mineo will use one of his tracks for his debut retail album. Trip Lee might feature on it, as G-Styles said he was in the studio with Trip and Andy so it is probable.
Andy Mineo is a Rapper/Singer that is signed to Reach Records. He released a free album called ‘Formerly Known’; one of our most downloaded projects with over 23,000 downloads. Also he has collaborated with some of the most noteworthy Christian rappers like Lecrae, KB, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Sho Baraka, Derek Minor, S.O, Propaganda, Thi’sl, and more. A lot of Christian Hip-Hop fans want to hear Andy Mineo rapping over a G-Styles beat. Who else would you want to produce a track for Andy Mineo’s next album?