October 12th, 2009 Interview: SOJA On A New Album And Life In A Touring Band
SOJA, an up-and-coming reggae band out of Washington D.C., recently released a new album entitled Born In Babylon, which was reviewed here last week. Although SOJA is currently on an international tour, Jacob Hemphill (lead vocals/ guitar) took some time out to do an interview with me:
MicControl: What is the significance of the title of your new album 'Born In Babylon'?
Jacob Hamphill: "Born in Babylon" is supposed to tell the traditional roots story, but through our eyes, our perspective. �From the northern hemisphere, we want to address the issues that traditional reggae deals with, world issues.�
MC: I read that you love Rock and Hip-Hop, but you feel there is something missing in the message. Care to elaborate on that?�
JH: It's not really that hip hop and rock are missing something, it's more like reggae has a social commentary, a social responsibility too. �We're into that.