So, this week I will be introducing a new format to the blog that hopefully will get you–the viewer–more involved. Plus, there will be a lot more content. With that said, Mondays I will be introducing all sorts of music (with amazing messages and superb quality from a variety of genres) to you, and if you have anything you’d like to see here, then just shoot me an email. (phenomenal0719@live.com)

This week’s feature is John Reuben’s new single/music video, “Jamboree”. If you haven’t heard of this artist at all, then you have no idea what you’re missing out on. Rap may not be your cup of tea, but Reuben’s tongue-in-cheek, brilliant lyrics will draw you in and enrapture you. Not only do his unique songs display a deeper meaning than most other stuff out on the airwaves, but it will always have your head bobbing along. John Reuben’s latest album, “Sex, Drugs, and Self-Control”, is set to release December 2009.

Leave a comment. Tell me what you think about “Jamboree”!

–Phen

The son of a Christian Death Metal Record Label owner , John Reuben was raised in a trailer park on a farm that doubled as a church/outreach program for troubled youth. John spent his formative years writing poetry, daydreaming, and turning a profit with his older brother on their baseball card collection. All of this played into his love for hip-hop and an entrepreneurial spirit that prompted him to leave High School early to foucs on his musical pursuits. By the age of 18 he had started his own Indie Label, and released several ep’s recorded by himself and other artists. He also ran a Hip-Hop night with his brother at a local club on Ohio State campus. Just before his 19th birthday, John packed up his recording gear and moved to Hollywood where he survived by doing extra work for movies and television. If you look close enough you can see him appearing in such classics as “Rocky and Bullwinkle”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” “Melrose Place” and “Clueless”. After recieving interest from a handful of lables, John returned home and signed a deal with Gotee Records. Since then he has released 4 albums selling over two hundred thoundand records, toured the world, got married, and linked back up with his brother to produce comedy shorts, including a mocumentary “The Professional Rapper”. In 2007 John Reuben will release his fifth and most focused effort to date, “Word of Mouth” produced by Joe Baldridge (Beck,Family Force 5). As a side note john reuben did return to school to get his G.E.D and does not condone dropping out.

http://www.johnreuben.com