Jerry “BustaBrowne”  Simmons: spiritual, musical, diligent, and amusing are just a few words that describe who BustaBrowne is in a “nutshell”.

He has been trained at MIW in Chicago and has been under the teachings of Grammy Award Winning Producer, Rico Lumpkins; Engineer and Producer, Chuck Kawal; and Engineer/Producer, Andy Bosnak. He was blessed to work and be around artists, songwriters, and producers like Dwayne Coleman, Reggie Foster Jr., Michael Joiner, Lucius Rouser III, Terri Carroll, Terry Garmon, Pharis Evans, and Armar’rae Hill.

His Rearview EP was just the start and was the prequel of his first complete album: Rhythm and Repentance (Vol 1) which was released on July 30, 2016.

BustaBrowne has produced Tate Music Group’s artist: HGA entire album and is working on many other albums coming out in the future. Definitely don’t take your eyes and ears off BustaBrowne.


BustaBrowne learned and developed so much as a producer, starting in 2007 when he met a few colleagues by the names of Jesse Blackmon, Aaron Green, and Stephen Powers. They all formed a media and production company called The Beat Fakulty, LLC. This was a good move for everyone because they all learned different styles of music, mixing techniques, business skills, and becoming better musicians. BustaBrowne found himself learning more and also gaining new long term friends. Due to difficulties in business, in 2009 the Beat Fakulty decided to disband but on good terms. This moment in life called for a decision to be made and things turned out better than they all hoped for.

As BustaBrowne would put it, it is truly a privilege when one has the opportunity to make use of their experiences and skills to help others pursue their goals and dreams in the music industry. It is with this spirit that BustaBrowne created the production company, JerMar Music Group.


Today, BustaBrowne has his own music studio called Studio833


BustaBrowne was influenced by so many greats like the Winans, Commissioned’s, Fred Hammond, and Mitchell Jones as well as some secular artists like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Al B. Sure, BabyFace, and Boyz II Men. The inspiration started to build when he noticed the writing credits on some of the popular songs he liked kept coming up on the cassettes and cd jackets. Names like Fred Hammond, Mitchell Jones, Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, and BabyFace. He was so fascinated by how some of the writers and producers were artists too.


In 1980,  raised in Gary, Indiana BustaBrowne was a boy born who had a dream to be a gospel songwriter and artist.

In 1992, at the age of 12 years old, he began songwriting and found out that he wanted to sing more. He attended Emerson School for the Visual and Performing Arts and was a Visual Arts major. He wanted to be there for vocal but his mother wanted him to get better in drawing because her gift was in Visual Arts. BustaBrowne’s dad was a skilled bass player and sang with many musicians and groups around the Chicagoland churches.