Jacob Hemphill is a young man with deep, worldly wisdom. He is the lead of Arlington-based reggae band SOJA. Mr. Hemphill took a moment out of his Saturday afternoon to chat with us to talk work, his influences, living in Africa, and Bob Marley.

This year is a big one for the group. They’re in the midst of touring the continental United States, Canada, and Europe, throughout the spring and summer. Also, SOJA’s new album Strength to Survive is receiving rave critic and consumer reviews. Drawing inspiration from Bob Marley’s Survival, Strength is one of their most personal albums.

Read the full review HERE.