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ROAR RECORDS ARTIST INTERNATIONAL RAS SOJIE Bio: Singer/Songwriter/Musician
Born in Kingston, Jamaica. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at a young age. Started singing on Christafari HiFi as one of the first Reggae Singers San Diego, Ca, with Mikey(cooley Dread and Hot wax Ranking Hi Fi, In the late 70's when Christafari Rockers was the original and only Reggae one stop in south Cali,(San Diego) when he was in the Military ( United States Marine Corps). Sojie is one of the 1st and Original to introduce and start playing Reggae Music Sound Systems in Cincinnati, Ohio with (Bunny Levy who gave me my first reggae 45's and we bought up equipment when we were stationed in Japan in the Marine Corps) (my 1st Sound System mentor) and King Tony and Kush I,and Aldington Carter, Trevor Marshall. without Selector Rasta Clive(Christafari sound)the Best and Tommy Dread I would not know about selecting or top of the line riddims, United States Marine Corps). I learned a lot from JAH Tommy (Emperor Faith), from whom Sojie learned some things about sound System listening how he select his dubs watching him but after Tommy's demise I went to Canada and took it to a Higher level. but am thankful for what I learned watching them. I Then moved to Toronto, Canada, where I began the playing .. 1 Sound King Israel Vibration, Night Rider, and Armageddon. Sojie, became one of Toronto’s’ .. 1 Selector and singer on these sounds, and Empire band.And Selector for JAH LIGHT INTERNATIONAL (Cincinnati,Ohio). Proving to be the top Dancehall singer in Canada, Sojie has shared the stage with such legends as TLC, WAR, Steelpulse, Cypruss Hill, Israel Vibration, The Wailers, Don Carlos, Johnny Osbourne ,Ranking Joe, Bloodfire, RedMan, Tommy Chong, Supercat, U-roy, Charlie Chaplin, Brigedier Jerry, Sister Nancy, Sister Carol, Culture, Barrington Levy, Eek a Mouse, Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, Dennis Brown, Errol Dunkley, The Neville Brothers, Pinchers, The Wailers, Pato Banton, Courtney Melody, Nicodemus, Maxi Priest, and too many more to name. Sojie has Headlined Venues, and shows such as; HARRAH,S RINCON CASINO, The HighTimes Magazine (STONY AWARDS feat: Host Tommy Chong @ The knitting factory in HollyWood,Ca (when Cypress Hill opened for him,at which Ras Sojie put on a Crowd Pleasing Great Show that lasted 2 hours), Bogarts (Ohio), Wild Hare (Chicago), Shankland, World Music Festival, Hebrew Event @ Lincoln Memorial, Washington.Dc , Homegrown Festival, Reggae on the hills, Qualcomm Stadium ( San Diego), Varsity Arena (Toronto), The San Diego Sports Arena, House of Blues, and many more venues across America, Europe, and Jamaica. Sojie is a hardcore Roots, and Dancehall singer who puts on an Incredible Energetic show, that has fans raving. An Artist whose original style brings to mind Bob Marley in message, and lyrics, and Dennis Brown in Style and Voice. Which has kept him as one of the top Performers in Reggae music, and one of Canada’s ..1 Reggae singers. Sojie had a ..1 hit “Nuh Dis Woman”on the (Black Unity Label), That stayed on air waves for years. Ras Sojie,s new Album backed by the Fully Fullwood Band called (Rise Up native people) to be released January 2013, on the "Crocodile Record Label" , This performer proves he is one of Reggaes Rising Stars. The Album consists Hit Songs such as, "Rise up Native People”, I Salute You, Bag Lady, RudeBoy, Cry for the Sorrow, What are Fighting For, and many more, Gives fans something to identify with. RAS SOJIE has proven that He and his style of Original Music … is Strong and Respected by his Peers.