Verse Simmonds – Gunstown | New Video
Verse Simmonds returns to his island roots in the video for the certified reggae banger “Gunstown”. Born in Puerto Rico, Simmonds grew up in St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, before launching his career as an R&B singer and a songwriter and producer for the likes of Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z. The “Gunstown” visuals, directed by Dwight Winston and Jamal Samuel, find Simmonds returning to St. Thomas (aka “Rock City”) where he grew up on Simmonds Lane, a street named for his shopkeeper grandfather.
“Gunstown,” a reggae x hip-hop anthem with echoes of genre classics like Damian Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock” and Collie Buddz’s “Come Around,” is the first single from Simmonds’ upcoming project “Rude Boy”, due in early 2020.