I AM WORDSMITh
Baltimore-based rapper, musician and entrepreneur Wordsmith makes hip-hop with a strong motivational message. His mission is to entertain and educate through a message of purpose while providing clean, quality, marketable Music for the Masses.
Earning a full athletic scholarship to play football at Morgan State University it was his transfer to Salisbury University that shifted his focus to entertainment. Finishing with a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts Wordsmith combines his love of Music and Theater into highly expressive performances free of profanity, full of message driven content and fun for all ages!
In 2009 Wordsmith opened his independent label NU Revolution Entertainment and since its inception distribution and licensing deals with INgrooves, AWAL, United Masters, Redeye and APM Music have helped the company flourish. Releasing 5 albums and a host of singles over the years Wordsmith became a Grammy Voting Member for his numerous songwriting credits and earned winner of Best Rap/Hip Album for Perspective Jukebox at the 16th Independent Music Awards.
Wordsmith continues to use this platform to strengthen partnerships with major brands like Netflix, ESPN, NFL Network and WWE to name a few. 2019 brought prominent features in the hit shows Russian Doll (Netflix), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Preacher (AMC) and Skam France (UK TV), while several of Wordsmith’s songs have shown up in movies, video games and online videos throughout his career.
Continuing to expand his company Wordsmith partnered with the US Department of State to fund performances and workshops in countries around the world to strengthen cultural ties. To date Wordsmith has brought his influential music to Azerbaijan, Haiti, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Angola and Ukraine.
Always looking for a new challenge a chance meeting with Tonya Robles, VP of BSO, brought an opportunity to write new narration for Carnival of the Animals with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. A second opportunity came when Wordsmith was asked to host the 2018 BSO Gala with special guest Cynthia Erivo and in June 2020 he will join the 250 year anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a new interpretation of “Ode to Joy” and new original text for Beethoven Ninth.
Still, with Hip Hop being Wordsmith’s first love he has collaborated with notable acts Chubb Rock, Skyzoo, Camp Lo, Sadat X, Jaz-O, Ruste Juxx, Grand Daddy I.U. & his cousin Roc Marciano over the years.
Philanthropy has always been a major part of Wordsmith’s core values and his partnerships with Project Plase Homeless Shelter in Baltimore and Kids Connection Haiti keep his purpose alive and well.
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“Wordsmith’s talking to the most high premiers on season 4, episode 2 of the hit amc show preacher - AMC TV”
- August 2019
“The musician stressed that a well interpreted work can help in the pacification of minds, social disagreements and unity, as well as creates space for reflection for citizens - ANGOP”
- June 2019
“Wordsmith visits latvian national television during his baltic states tour - LATVIAN NATIONAL TV”
- May 2019
“Hip hop artist Wordsmith is from Baltimore on the US East Coast. Although the musician emphasizes that he writes well in other genres, the hippopotamus is still his first love. Latvia is one of the stop points for his concert tour. In addition to the concerts, Wordsmith also provides master classes - panorama”
- May 2019
“During the May 13-18 visit to Latvia, Wordsmith will perform in Valmiera, Riga, Jelgava and Rezekne. The Baltimore based rapper will also provide master classes for the students in Riga, Valmiera, Jelgava and Rezekne. The concerts are organized in partnership with the local culture centers in Valmiera, Jelgava and Rezekne, as well as with local youth center in Riga - THE BALTIC TIMES”
- May 2019
“Russian Doll’ Puts Harry Nilsson on Repeat, Netflix Viewers Still Can’t Get Enough. would Manhattanites really be playing a Nilsson song from 1971 at a party, alongside the modernist 21st century likes of the rapper Wordsmith - VARIETY MAGAZINE”
- March 2019
“Next BSO Strathmore Season Includes Women, Space Themes. The shows include Baltimore-based rapper Wordsmith performing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy - BETHESDA MAGAZINE”
- March 2019
“Wordsmith, his real name Anthony Parker, rapper and American entrepreneur, went to Haiti for a stay of one week. Objective: promote non-violence and encourage young people to set goals in their lives - LOOP HAITI”
- February 2019
“BSO's Marin Alsop to lead orchestras on 5 continents in 2019-2020 in Beethoven's Ninth - BALTIMORE SUN”
- January 2019