Citizens Activ

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Citizens Activ
Studio album by Manafest
Released Japan: May 28, 2008[1]
Worldwide: June 24, 2008[1]
Genre Christian hip hop, rap rock
Label BEC
Producer Adam Messinger, John MacIntosh, Boi-1da, Arion
Manafest chronology
Citizens Activ
The Chase
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RockTheCross 3.5/5 stars[2]
Slumper 3/5 stars[3]

Citizens Activ is the third studio album released under BEC Recordings by the Christian rapper Manafest. It features the hit singles "So Beautiful," "4321," and "Steppin Out".

Musical style and concept[edit]

Manafest's website stated the following about the album; "Following on the heels of the internationally acclaimed Glory, Manafest returns with a new mindset, refreshed style and a powerful arsenal of songs aptly titled, Citizens Activ. "The record is about people taking action in their own lives. We need to be inspired and active in chasing our dreams". Coming from humble beginnings Manafest has learned this lesson first hand, dramatically increasing record sales 5x over with the release of Glory. It's the same unrelenting desire and refusal of stagnancy that inspired his message in Citizens Activ."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Chris Greenwood and Adam Messinger, except where noted. 

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "4321"     2:41
2. "So Beautiful" (featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch)   3:29
3. "Steppin' Out"     2:37
4. "Good Day"     2:43
5. "Free"   Greenwood 3:57
6. "Break Up"     3:29
7. "Top of the World"     3:20
8. "Kick It" (featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch)   3:11
9. "Lean On Me"     3:12
10. "Turn It Up"   Greenwood 3:59
11. "Live On"   Greenwood 6:43


The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. The song "So Beautiful" was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.[5]


  • In 2013, the two bonus tracks featured on the Japanese release of the album were re-released on the iTunes deluxe edition of Manafest's album Glory.[6]