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John Reuben

John Reuben
Country:United States
Website:http://www.johnreuben.com
Releases:[Town Folk (single)] [Jamboree (single)] [Confident (single)] [Nobenah] [Sex, Drugs and Self-Control] [Word of Mouth] [The boy vs the cynic] [So in hindsight the professional rapper isn't there yet] [Professional rapper] [Soon To Be In Your Community : collectors series (video)] [Hindsight] [Hindsight (single)] [Are we there yet?] [Are we there yet? (Single)] [Monuments]
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Info:John Reuben's full name is John Reuben Zappin. Born January 14, 1979. He is from Columbus, Ohio. John Reuben recorded and self-released his debut LP, Monuments (1997), which caught the attention of Gotee Records.

Gotee Records
After the Grits John Reuben was the second hip hop act to be signed to Gotee. The label has released all of his albums.

Debut Album
John Reuben's first album for the Gotee label was "Are we there yet?" released in 2000. Soon to be followed with his second album "Hindsight" (2002).

Nominations: GMA
The rapper is nominated in the category "Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year" for "Word of Mouth" of the album "Word of Mouth" (2007) at the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Also nominated in the category "Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year" is the record "Word of Mouth". The award ceremony is held on April 23rd, 2008.

Style
His fifth release for Gotee Records the album "The boy vs the Cynic" (2005) meant a style change for John Reuben, since more rock influences can be heard on the album. The MC can also be heard more singing than rapping on some tracks.

Videos
John Reuben released the video "Word of Mouth" on February 13th, 2007. This is the first animated holy hip hop video. The video is made by a friend of John, Chris Oatley, who worked 5 months to make the 3 and 1/2 minutes video.

New Project
John Reuben and Gotee Records announced the project Sex, Drugs and Self-Control set for 2009 with the release of four videos and audio singles monthly,
exclusively through iTunes. The debut song “Town Folk”, available in both video and audio formats on July 14th, 2009. Shortly after, on August 18th, the song and video for “Jamboree” will also be released.

Singles: Video
Both videos, directed by Jeremy Hughes for Elevate Pictures, aptly show Reuben’s
lighthearted nature, while exploring the ideas he paints in song. “Town Folk” visualizes
several Old Testament stories, including Sampson, Daniel and Elijah via the imagery of a
traveling circus. “Jamboree” features 4 humorous settings gone wrong.

Concept New Album
“This album is full of many questions that I have been struggling with over the past few
years,” explains Reuben. “It felt often like there was a tension. Artistry, career and faith
seemed to be standing at odds with one another. Sex, Drugs and Self-Control is really
about basic questions. Questions like ‘Am I talking about honesty more than I’m actually
being honest?’ Everything seems to come back to these questions and trying to
understand how art and faith can work together.”

Release:Town Folk (single)
Town Folk (single)
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Released:2009
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The single is released on July 14th, 2009.

1. Town Folk
2. Town Folk - Video
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Release:Jamboree (single)
Jamboree (single)
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The single is scheduled for release on August 18th, 2009.

1. Jamboree
2. Jamboree (Video)
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Release:Confident (single)
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The single is scheduled for release on September 15th, 2009.
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Release:Nobenah
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Released:2009
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The single is scheduled for release on November 20th, 2009.
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Release:Sex, Drugs and Self-Control
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Released:2009
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The album is scheduled for release on December 22nd, 2009.
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Release:Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The album is released on February 6th, 2007.

Credits
Production by Joe Baldridge.
Mastering by Richard Dodd.
Guest songwriters Brandon Harris, Gary Burnette, Solomon Olds (Family Force 5), and Seth Earnest.

1. Sing It Like You Mean It
2. Trying Too Hard
3. Make Money
4. Focus
5. Word Of Mouth
6. Miserable Exaggeration
7. Universal
8. Curiosity
9. Cool The Underdog
10. Good Evening
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Release:The boy vs the cynic
The boy vs the cynic
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Released:2005
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Album released on the 21st of June, 2005 (US).

1. Out of control
2. Nuisance
3. Chapter 1
4. Follow your leader
5. Sales pitch
6. Sunshine
7. So glad
8. What about them?
9. There's only forgiveness
10. All I have
11. Cooperate
12. Boy vs. the cynic
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Release:So in hindsight the professional rapper isn't there yet
So in hindsight the professional rapper isn't there yet
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Released:2004
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Remix album of your favourite John Reuben songs.

1. Do not (Liquid beats club remix)
2. Divine inspiration (Elected Official remix)
3. Gather in (DJ Form remix)
4. Hindsight (Elected Official remix)
5. Breathe (Liquid Beats remix)
6. Doin’ (Liquid Beats remix)
7. Move (DJ Form remix)
8. I haven’t been myself (DJ Form remix)
9. Life is short (Elected Official remix)

Bonus Tracks:

10. Do not (Liquid Beats smoothed out remix)
11. Gather in (Elected Official remix)
12. Life is short (DJ Form remix)
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Release:Professional rapper
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Released:2003
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Guest appearances by leadsinger Adrienne Liesching of the Benjamin Gate and Toby Mac.

1. Move
2. Have no opinion?
3. I haven't been myself
4. Life is short
5. Freedom to feel
6. Time to leave
7. Re-record
8. Jammin' John & mixin Manny
9. All in all
10. 5 years to write
11. Higher
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Release:Soon To Be In Your Community : collectors series (video)
Soon To Be In Your Community : collectors series (video)
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Media:[Video (DVD)]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:The DVD contains the songs "Doin' " , "Do Not" and some commentary from John Reuben on his videos from his CD "Hindsight". Check out region coding for your DVD player.
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Release:Hindsight
Hindsight
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Released:2002
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Guest appearances by Othello and Manchild. Production by John Reuben and Tod Collins. Musicians are Grant Harrison (guitar, bass), Eric "Big E' Lautenbach (keyboards), Todd Collins, Nathan Smart and Adam Atkins (programming), DJ Manuel (vinyl scratches), Nirva Dorsaint (background vocals).

1. I'll try harder
2. I John Reu
3. Hindsight
4. Big E cypher session
5. Soundman
6. Run the night
7. Breathe
8. I pictured it
9. 01/08/02
10. Doin'
11. Thank you featuring Othello and Manchild
12. DJ Manuel
13. Up and at them
14. Defensive offender
15. Pataskala
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Release:Hindsight (single)
Hindsight (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Side 1:
1. Doin'
2. I John Reu
3. Thank you (featuring Manchild and Othello)

Side 2:
1. Doin' (instrumental)
2. I John Reu (instrumental)
3. Thank you (instrumental)
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Release:Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
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Released:2000
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Production by Todd Collins.

1. Do not
2. Divine inspiration
3. No regrets
4. Rest easy
5. X-ray
6. Gather in
7. Him her he she
8. Jezebel
9. Hello ego
10. Identity
11. God is love
12. Draw near
13. Are we there yet?
14. Place to be (cipher freestyle)
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Release:Are we there yet? (Single)
Are we there yet? (Single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2000
Recordlabel:Gotee Records
Info:Side 1:
1. Do not
2. Him her he she
3. Gather in...
4. Divine inspiration

Side 2:
1. Do not (instrumental)
2. Him her he she (instrumental)
3. Gather in... (instrumental)
4. Divine inspiration (instrumental)
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Release:Monuments
Monuments
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1997
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:This 7 track EP, an independant release, got John Reuben signed at Gotee Records. No songtitles are given on the inlay. Production by John Reuben. Vocals, samples and programming by John Reuben. All scratches by DJ Manny. Recorded at Click Track Studios, Columbus, Ohio. Track 2 at Eugene Tree Studios, Chillicothe, Ohio. Mastered by Rusty Scott and Dallas Kerr. Art and photography by Rusty Scott for Apex Media.

Tracks
1. Introduction
2. Engineering by Rick May. Mixed by by Rick May and John Reuben.
3. Background vocals by 4-Matt. Mixed by Prime for Studio B237 Productions.
4.
5. Keyboards by Stanley Sandlin. Mixed by Prime for Studio B237 Productions.
6. Featuring Transcend.
7. Featuring Mal1 and Oybo. Mixed by John Reuben, Skidz and Oybo.
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