Some musicians begin their bands and their record labels in a home garage, or basement studio, but Joseph “JSIII” Smith III, driven by his passion for making music, began while a Sophomore at Purdue University. A native of Miami, Florida, who has lived in Georgia since 1994, has a long history of involvement with the music business.

A disc jockey on the college campus and in night clubs around Lafayette, Indiana and Atlanta, GA, he continued in the business as an “on air personality” at Radio Station WRFG-89.3, in Atlanta, GA.


JSIII founded Mindstate Entertainment Records in 1995 and launched the careers of several independent secular artists but secular music was not his calling as being an instrument for the word of God has taken over. Music is in his head, hands, feet, heart and mind. In music, he finds his joy and peacefulness, for this artist/producer/songwriter, a new independent record label “Prophetic Entertainment Records” was created with Michael “Gifted” Upshaw in 2003.

Prophetic Entertainment Records released two Christian rap projects entitled “Keep it Moving in Faith” and “Faith is the Key” recording as the Christian Rap duo Q.W.E.S.T. (Quintessential Wisdom Edifying & Seeking Trinity). They traveled and ministered for almost ten years leading many souls to the Lord.

JSIII proudly professes the most high, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as his sole inspiration for living.

His God giving talent to write/produce/perform music, to minister the word, and spirit filled messages has shined brightly. In 2016, God gave him the vision to create his latest venture with his wife Patricia Taylor-Smith. Jehovah Jamz Records and Smith Tay Entertainment LLC will be a shining light to discover new talent for the kingdom of God highlighting different genres of Christian music.

This newly formed record label will be an outlet for Christian messages with a strong emphasis on the business side of the industry, whereas most artists concentrate on performing. “To maintain longevity in the business, artists must have knowledge of all aspects of the business, which will allow artists more creative control and an outlet to pursue other facets of the industry”. – JSIII

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