Romario ‘Qrush’ Brown was born on April 30, 1998 and was raised in the community of Douglas Castle, St. Ann, Jamaica. His father, Vincent Brown was an avid lover of music and would always be playing Reggae songs and holding a vibe with Romario and his other siblings. This small act of bonding was so impactful on his son’s life that it heavily influenced young Romario at the mere age of 12 to pursue music as a career.
A Musical Journey
Believing that music was his ultimate calling, Qrush was introduced in 2010 to the Frenz For Real family in Tower Hill, Kingston, Jamaica. It was there he began to learn the business of music. This penultimate moment was now the reason Qrush would travel back and forth from home to Tower Hill, so as to work on his craft and gain as much exposure as he could. As a result, it forced him even at that young age to work hard so that one day, he too could perform and record hits similarly to the likes of Beenie Man, Ninja Man, Merciless, Natural Black, Tabby Diamond and many other stars that would regularly conduct dub plate services at the studio. At that time, Qrush was already in a group called Quick Flow with his friend, Dice. The group lasted for approximately 2 years before Dice decided that the journey was too difficult, but Qrush persevered.
School was a strong musical outlet for Qrush, as he often wrote songs in school. However, his days at Claude McKay High School were cut short due to the fact that his parents could not afford to send him and his other 2 siblings to school. Determined to be a breadwinner for his family,15-year-old Qrush accepted the challenge and used this moment to permanently move to Kingston.
Over the decade, Qrush has gotten a lot of exposure. He recently released songs “Who Dem” and “Battlefield” and had small roles on Summer Sizzle and BBC 1Xtra with Seani B. Though Qrush has expressed that the music profession is challenging, he has stuck with his craft and is determined to achieve musical success.