If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
Sound description: Hardcore hip-hop.
RIYL: DJ Mane One, Juice, N3RO, Alicia "MzGz", Ryches One and Miers 27 from Waste of Wits, Anomaly, Nero of AO3, Joe Average, Big Left, Marz and Aftalife Productions, Jean Grae, Medusa, FutureShock, Adeem, Digable Planets, Fugees, Aesop, Anticon, Qwel, Trybunal, Earthbound Radio and AppleBum Radio, Malia, DJ Richous, Deep Rooted, Gangstarr, DJ Irek, Living Legends, Sole, Sage Frances, Dj Kechup, Aaliyah Rae
Inception: Vista, 2001
Ex-Band Members: Delano, Beats, Electronics, Vocals
Influences: Miki Vale, Jean Grae, Blame One, Beat Kingdom, Typical Cats, Sage Francis, Sole
Based in the North County/Vista area, emcee Plain J.A.N.E. got her start in the San Diego scene by breakdancing when she was younger, then running promotions on street teams, and eventually stepping to the mic to represent as an emcee. She has worked with Kevin Sakoda, Integrity, Juice, Izo, Scarub, DJ Mane One, Blame One, DJ Rewind, 616 Productions, Riccashay, Kasper and Nuze, Amina James, N3RO, Marc-C, Son of Sam, Jon Doe, Big Ant, Vision, Waste of Wits, Dank Charnley, Universe, and Anomaly.
J.A.N.E. has also worked in a duo with Delano (Juice, N3RO, the Bad Guy, Marc-C, Big Left, Mr. Parris, Big Ant, Vision, Dank Charnley, Waste of Wits, and Raw Poetics).
Plain J.A.N.E.’s mixtape Microphone Huggers, produced by Tushae Thomas, was released in 2012.