DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of new album Amid the Noise and Haste. It is band’s fifth full-length album and was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Featured guests include Michael Franti, Damian Marley, J Boog and Collie Buddz
Jacob Hemphill (lead singer/guitarist) and Bobby Lee (bass) met in the first grade in Virginia. The two instantly became best friends, finding common ground through their love of hip hop, rock and reggae, which they performed together at middle school talent shows.
Throughout high school, they met Ryan Berty (drums), Kenneth Brownell (percussion) and Patrick O’Shea (keyboards) and formed SOJA. Rafael Rodriguez (trumpet), Hellman Escorcia (saxophone) & Trevor Young (lead guitar) joined the band when things started to heat up.