Which song could only be about Los Angeles?
"I think Biggie's 'I'm Going Back to Cali.' I'm going back to Cali, Cali. I mean, it's Cali, but I think of Los Angeles. It's the first city I think of in California."
Which song would people be surprised to know you love?
"Which song? I have a pretty eclectic taste and palette. And, I think in the albums I've put out this far, I hope people are aware of that and I have an appreciation for all types of music. So, I don't actually know!"
Which song defines your teens?
"I think it would have to be 'Just A Girl' by No Doubt because it was such a rebellious time. I was really understanding the power of being a woman and a young lady."
If you were to drive across America, which album would you take with you?
"I would probably take The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. I think that the songs in there are life songs. Those are songs that elevate you and make you think about where you are as a person, and where you'd like to be. It really touches the core and I think it's just a classic, timeless album."
Which song do you know all the words to?
"The Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back.'"
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