when SOJA was younger

In a culture obsessed with what we think is “reality” television, it’s becoming difficult to find the truth in people, particularly those who live in the limelight.  We beg to know the secrets behind how “successful” people have gotten their success, when the majority of these people live in a facade of limelight.  In other words, they haven’t worked for the money they have.  It’s the money that we think is a product of success.

Clearly this is a heavy issue that, coincidentally, is often addressed in the songs written by the Washington D.C. natives of SOJA.  These reggae musicians sing about global issues, question the ways of humanity, and promote better–simpler–happier–ways of living, all to an island-esque rhythm.

c, a, and I can’t say enough positive things about SOJA, especially the night after we see them live.  It’s apparent that they are down to earth guys who have an unbreakable bond that they use to connect further through music.  Together, they are a breath of fresh air.  In their latest video for “When We Were Younger,” off of the Strength to Survive album, we learn that they have reached an ideal success: happiness.  Perhaps they have avoided the limelight and instead, while the light shines down on them on stage, they remain true to their roots: their music and each other.

Take a look at the video–it’s pretty adorable to see the little dreadheads when they were younger.

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-j

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