John Reuben is a native of Columbus, Ohio, whose street-smart sensibilities, strong relationship with God and unparalleled talent should provide a hip-hop record for fans of alternative and pop artists dc Talk, Jars of Clay, The Supertones, MxPx and Switchfoot. Are We There Yet boasts a diverse offering, ranging from "God is Love" - a pop hit in the making featuring dc Talk's Toby McKeehan - to the slow spiritual ballad "Jezebel." As urban music continues to gain momentum in the marketplace, look for John Reuben to pave the way.
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4/5| Posted August 26, 2011
John Reuben's debut album delievers a fun listen from start to finish. His urban style makes every song fun and worth it to sing along to. John's youthful energy is also very prevalent on this album and is another part of what makes it fun to listen to. This is a good starting point for John Reuben fans.
Blown Away!| Posted September 14, 2010
Upon picking up Reuben's debut album , I already had heard his music so I had some expectations but this album Blew them away! Reuben showed unbelievable passion in this album and relayed that passion so well! During songs like "X-ray" and "Identify" the listener feels as if he is right there in the moment, thanks to John's excellent sound and incredible lyrics! Along with Reuben's seriosness comes also lighter playful songs like "Her Her,He She" and "Gather In". I highly, Highly, Highly recommend this to any person who remotely enjoys music!
One of the best!| Posted August 17, 2008
This album is surely one of the best hip-hop albums ever released! Actually only Word of Mouth by John himself can compete with this album. The music is great and message relevant. The only song I don't like on it is Jezebel. But other than that it's all either great or awesome!
Great first rap/rock CD.| Posted August 24, 2007
This was his debut CD that came out back in 2000. I saw him at a Christian music festival and liked his performance and music. I got this CD at the festival. Listening to this CD again today I still really like it. Very catchy songs that I still love to sing along with.
If you only know about his recent CDs check out this one and see how it all started on Gotee records. The CD case is even a white plastic case like what the first Relient K CD is in too.
Hip-hop Rocks| Posted July 16, 2007
This is one of my first hip-hop christian cds. I love John Reuben. This album is funny and he knows how to make fun of himself.
here's what amazon.com says
John Reuben's freshman release Are We There Yet? contains the seeds of creative virtue. Intriguing the ear from the beginning, the stylized mix of drums, guitars, background vocals, and electronic textures is the source of this CD's originality. For being in his early 20s, Reuben has a lot to say. He delivers both serious and humorous commentary on the typical issues of the struggle, growth, and victory in a Christian life. The majority of this project takes on an easygoing dance style of hip-hop. Occasionally, when the subject matter requires some aggression, Reuben pushes his voice toward an in-your-face rap-core expression. But no matter what the mood is, the fun hits the roof as Reuben tears through these songs. A guest appearance on "God Is Love" by DC Talk's Toby McKeehan makes this effort a sure hit. --Israel Button