The Smith Brothers (or Smith Bros.), also known as The BEATSMITHz, are a hip hop production duo based in New York City. Shawn and Jabar Smith,are brothers, born and raised in Queens, New York, and are 2 out 5 siblings, another being hip hop producer Jimi Kendrix.
In the late 1990s Shawn Smith, got his first break producing on Kelly Price's debut CD, Soul of a Woman which was certified platinum in 2000. He went on to produce for Lil' Mo, Gerald Levert, Tamia, Patti Labelle, Yummy Bingham, Joe and more. In the past he & Jabar have collaborated with hip hop producer Rockwilder and several others, including Dinky Bingham.