Literally started out in the basement at my moms n pops house, playing guitar all hours of the night, creating beats on a Zoom MRS 1608 that eventually crashed and left me with 4 albums that weren't even mixed properly or mastered at all.  Waddell Smith - Jammin' (2006) Alternative album, WS1 - Time To Roll (2007) Hiphop Album, WS1 - Hustlaz (2008) Hiphop Album and Residential - I Still Believe (2009) Metal Album.  


After a couple of years of giving up on music I returned to the studio in 2012 and started working closely with the Bro, True JRC, to collaborate on a project known as True Underground Natives (True UGN) and released 2 albums in the summer of 2013.  Native Underground Vol. 1 & 2 where I gained more experience in mixing but again our tracks were not fully mastered.

After a few years of being away from the studio I have decided to come back with a more established approach to music by the creation of this record label, which is more of an audio journal that contains various aspects of my life as I continue to catch up and produce the music that I have created over the years.

I no longer drink or do drugs and no longer want to promote that kind of lifestyle but I must warn my audience that my songs from when I was about that lifestyle still remain in my back catalogue only as a reminder of who I used to be and is not intended to offend or confuse anyone.  Just like everybody else, I still have issues in my life that I struggle with but I have no intentions of quitting this musical journey.  I'd like to take this time to ask for prayers for myself, my family and my faith as well.  

I will make music and not everyone will enjoy the songs I create, but I know that I will.  Stay Blessed!

I still believe....in the name of Jesus!


CEO and Founder for Down Beat Productions

Waddell Smith

And whatever you do in word or deed, 

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17


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