Born in Puerto Rico but raised in the Virgin Islands while maturing in Ft. Lauderdale, Verse Simmonds was blessed to be surrounded by a swirl of musical styles that shaped his formative years. Verse explains, “being from the islands, we listened to all types of music from Hip Hop to R&B, Soca to Reggae and Reggaeton and even Top 40." It wasn’t long before Verse, a name he would earn through his consistent songwriting, began his own musical journey. Verse’s work as a singer/songwriter paid off by garnering the attention of Rodney Jerkins (mega producer for Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Michael & Janet Jackson) who helped him ink a deal with Interscope Records. Listen to Verse Simmonds right here on New!