The ingenious JRome,” Jerome Antoine Young, Jr.” was born on February 27, 1987. Born and raised in Jackson MS, JRome found his love for music at a young age. He began his musical journey playing the drums in the sixth grade and later for church. Though drums were his first passion, he was eager to practice and learn various instruments. This set the stage for an instrumental part of his life, along with playing and singing in a diversified number of school/church choirs, jazz bands, and other musical outlets. At the age of sixteen, JRome started his independent production company Rommar Productions LLC and a group with his cousin and brother called “Unique”. JRome acted as manager, producer, vocalist, engineer, songwriter and designer in the group. They began recording, releasing and performing their music around the Mississippi area. Shortly after, JRome continued his music career and education at University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with a degree in Music Entertainment Industry with emphasis in music production and minored in Graphic Design.
During his time at USM, JRome connected with a group of his friends and joined a band they formed called SMAASH. In the band JRome was one of two lead singers, producer, engineer and songwriter. They were well known to Hattiesburg and performed at numerous festivals, venues, colleges and other school events around Mississippi and other regional states. Throughout JRome’s music career, he has written, sang, rapped, produced, mixed, mastered and designed all of his albums/mixtapes and worked with several local artists on his projects and as a producer, engineer, writer and vocalist on other artist projects as well. To date, JRome continues to produce his own records, along with collaborating and working with other artists. He is continuing upwards in his music journey with the same passion he has had for over twenty years.