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The LAist Interview: Jennifer Johns

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You've probably heard the distinctive voice of Jennifer Johns coming through your radio but just didn't know it. The sometime Los Angeles resident has done voiceover work for LA Weekly, Pacific Bell, and Macy's. Her deep, throaty voice is captivating, even more so when she's singing.

Her debut album, Heavyelectromagneticsoularpoeticjunglehop, is, as the title suggests, at the crossroads between neo-soul, spoken word, hip hop and just out and out melody for melody's sake. We here at LAist love genre-defying artistry so we're so glad that Ms. Johns took a moment to chat with us. She performs at Little Temple (4519 Santa Monica Blvd.) in Silverlake this Saturday. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 9pm.

1. Age and Occupation?

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25, Singer/Spoken Word Artist/Emcee

2. Where are you from?

Oakland, California

3. When you come to LA, what part of town do you usually stay in?

Pico/Robertson and Silverlake

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4. What is the city's greatest secret?

Well if I tell you its not a secret!!!!!

5. Describe your best LA dining experience.

Ummmm, the best place I've been to lately was The Gulf Stream but if you want something cheap on the eastside of town, El 7 Mares, the best burritos and they are huge!!!

6. Are you a Bay Area supremacist? Is there beef between No.Cal and
So.Cal?

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No. The Bay is the truth and we know that the truth shall set you free but I have big love for LA I lived here for 4 years.