SOJA, aka Soldiers of Jah Army, is the biggest reggae band in the United States right now.

Formed in the late 1990s in Arlington, Virginia, SOJA has grown tremendously in popularity in recent years.

The band’s lead singer Jacob Hemphil sat down with Winford Williams of Onstage where he opened up about reggae music, Bob Marley and more.

“I think reggae does a good job of representing all kinds of people,” Hemphil said.

“When we heard Bob Marley we were like this is bigger than music, he is reaching out and touching the world, he is the symbol of freedom everywhere,” Hemphil continues.

Watch the interview below.