Jennifer Johnson, also known as Xzotiqa (Exotic-uh) or Jenn X, was born in Tampa, Florida in August 1983. She is a songwriter, singer, poet, and spoken word artist amongst a host of other things. Bringing such a diverse and versatile selection to the table, Xzotiqa’s sound cannot be compared in the likeness of any current artist, as she relates about life experiences and the world as she sees it. Her unique style is more than evident as she takes poetry overflowing with doses of reality, and mixes a soultry voice with strong lyrics.
Xzotiqa grew up singing gospel music and can first remember performing live on television at the tender age of 3. Noticing her gift of writing at a very early age, she began formally writing poetry at age 12. Xzotiqa was first introduced to spoken word poetry at age 17 while in college at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. While home on summer break, Xzotiqa first performed spoken word in her hometown at age 18 and never stopped writing and performing since then.
It wasn’t until February 2006 that Xzotiqa really broke out of her shell. She began performing an “unrestricted genre” she later coined as NeoFusion in October of that same year, 2 months after she released her debut album "Verbal X-Change." Her chapbook "The Lost Poems" was released in 2008. In the summer of 2008, Xzotiqa embarked upon her first tour around Florida. Later that year, she released her first DVD "Xperience Xzotiqa! 2008 Summer Tour [plus Video Diary]" which included live performances, reviews from fans, and fun amateur footage shot during the down time. Upon graduating with her Master's degree in late 2008, Xzotiqa's focus shifted away from the business of performing, and more towards settling into her family life and counseling career. In 2016, Xzotiqa published her long-awaited poetry book, The Untold Story, and released it along with a 12-track digital album "Chocolate-Covered Therapy." She released her EP "Diary of a Songwriter" on August 11, 2020 and is anticipating the release of the full album in 2021.