Verse Simmonds was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Virgin Islands Coming up on the streets was an unfortunate circumstance, and many nights going to bed hungry, his only consolation was to write music as a teenager Verse moved to Florida where he met Shama Joseph anyone with a familiar background also had the same love of music, the two decided to form a production / songwriting team "The Jugganauts".
Their production style was so unique that they quickly got a job producing an independent LP in Los Angeles There are those recognized by Genuine Music Group (a singer / songwriter / artist management company) the team was offered his first major production assignment for a 18-year-old female hip-hop artist AK Sent.
Even though his focus Legat the producing and song writing for other VERSE passion to perform their own original music has always been something he wanted to achieve under the leadership of Ray Daniels by Raydar Management (A & R for Interscope), Mark Barnes of the Cloud 9 Group VERSE dreams of being "function" has come into focus Laced with an artillery of hits, as well as his vast knowledge of the mechanics of music production, landing a major deal with super producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins / Interscope is just a piece of kaliedoscope.
This dynamic artistic aspects of creativity, delivery and killer songwriting skills verse is bringin his sound to the masses which is a welcome breath of fresh air to all who listen.
The first single off the album is “Buy You A Round (Up & Down),” a carefree, radio-friendly party anthem. “Money In My Pocket,” a harder Hip-Hop boast, is a noticeable departure from Verse’s usually relaxed demeanor. “People might not expect this song from me, but I don’t want to be an artist locked into one thing,” he says. “I try to be as versatile as I can.”
“That Girl” is a contagious Soca romp, while the RedOne-produced “Boomerang” mixes island-boy style with the electricity of Euro-pop. Then, on “Substitute Lover,” Verse’s striking falsetto issues a warning to fellas everywhere: “If you are not tending to your girl, someone else gladly will.”
Perhaps the most compelling song on Stories of a Bachelor is the remorseful yet sexy ballad, “I’m Sorry.” “It’s a timeless record,” Verse says. “It’s for all the f&*k up days that men have. They can play the song and their women will forgive them instantly!”
Verse captures a range of emotions on Stories of a Bachelor – from lust to longing, hubris to heartache – but still keeps the music fresh. Indeed, he may be unusual to R&B, but Verse Simmonds stands out among the competition just by being himself.