Wordsmith

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(Anthony Parker)

American Songwriter, Performer, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist  • Born 1980 • Hip Hop

Fast Facts

  • Born in Germany where his father was stationed and landed in Baltimore, MD when he was 19
  • Often partners with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to collaborate and combine hip hop, spoken word, and classical music
  • Has written music for various shows on Netflix and maintains relationships with ESPN and NFL Networks
  • Started a not-for-profit company focused on supporting underserved communities called “Rise With a Purpose, Inc.”
  • Has released 6 albums
  • All albums focus on strong, motivational messages while also telling the stories of the working class and the dangers of modern day society
  • Opened an independent label in 2009 that specializes in Music Licensing and Distribution, Song Writing, Performing, and Community Engagement