The Boy vs. the Cynic

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The Boy vs. The Cynic
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Studio album by John Reuben
Released June 21, 2005
Genre Christian hip hop
Length 42:58
Label Gotee
Producer Grant Harrison
John Reuben chronology
So in Hindsight the Professional Rapper Isn't There Yet (remix)
(2004)So in Hindsight the Professional Rapper Isn't There Yet (remix)2004
The Boy vs. The Cynic
Word of Mouth
(2007)Word of Mouth2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Christianity Today 3.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[2]

The Boy Vs. the Cynic is the fourth album by John Reuben released in 2005 on Gotee Records.[3] It features the hit "Nuisance".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Out of Control" — 3:50
  2. "Nuisance" (featuring Matthew Thiessen of Relient K) — 3:37
  3. "Chapter 1" — 2:49
  4. "Follow Your Leader" — 3:10
  5. "Sales Pitch" — 3:45
  6. "Sunshine" — 3:21
  7. "So Glad" (featuring Tim Skipper of House of Heroes) — 3:12
  8. "What About Them?" — 3:49
  9. "There's Only Forgiveness" — 4:07
  10. "All I Have" — 3:54
  11. "Cooperate" — 3:30
  12. "The Boy vs. The Cynic" — 6:19

All tracks were produced by Grant Harrison.[3]


In 2006, the album was nominated for two Dove Awards: Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year, at the 37th GMA Dove Awards.[4]