By DJ Louie Styles
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Before “Boo Thang” and Verse Simmonds became the name he is now, he worked behind the scenes with Chris Brown, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and more. Verse Simmonds actually worked with Chris Brown on his “Love More” single with Nicki Minaj. But, the public knows Verse Simmonds best for “Boo Thang” with Kelly Rowland.
Verse Simmonds has remained pretty strong following since departing his label deal with Interscope Records. Since then, Verse Simmonds has moved on and recently released his Circa ’96 mixtape. In addition to the mixtape, Verse Simmonds is pushing his “Sexy Body” single, which samples LL Cool J’s “Doin’ It.”
DJ Symphony invited Verse Simmonds to Radio Invasion to speak with him during his “Certified Crack” radio show. In the interview, DJ Symphony asked Verse Simmonds about his label deal and he spoke on his new label and the majors. He tied in the Kendrick Lamar “Control” and asked Verse how he’d react if a singer did that.
Verse Simmonds talked candidly in the interview about an R&B battle. He said he would love to battle with any R&B singer, but if he had to choose, it would be him against Chris Brown. In the interview, Verse Simmonds also talked about being from the Virgin Islands, being inspired, and giving back. Hip hop is going through a strong creative period, but there is a lot of despair in such cities as Chicago, along with more.
Listen to the entire interview below:
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