Anthony Parker better known as “Wordsmith” is a 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. 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 keeps his purpose alive and well.
music to make a positive
impact on people's lives
Anthony earned a full athletic scholarship to play football at Morgan State University, which is located in Baltimore, Maryland. However, it was his transfer to Salisbury University that shifted his focus to entertainment. Anthony matriculated through his studies earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts, Wordsmith combines his love of Music and Theater into highly expressive performances free of profanity. Wordsmith’s message content is fun and inspiring for all ages!
In 2009 Wordsmith opened his independent label NU Revolution Entertainment. Since its inception, distribution and licensing deals have been partnered with INgrooves, AWAL, United Masters, Redeye, and APM Music. Thus, making the company flourish. Releasing five (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). Moreover, several of Wordsmith’s songs have shown up in movies, video games and online videos throughout his career. Recently, Wordsmith’s music was featured on the hit TV Show ESPN First Take!
In continuing to expand the company, Wordsmith partnered with the US Department of State to fund performances and workshops in countries around the world to strengthen multicultural ties. To date Wordsmith has brought his influential music to Azerbaijan, Haiti, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Angola and Ukraine.
A chance meeting with Tonya Robles, VP of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), brought an opportunity to write new narration for Carnival of the Animals with the BSO. 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 to name a few.
If ask to summarize what is the vision of Wordsmith’s music. He would be quick to say, “to make a positive impact on people’s lives” Anthony strives to be a positive change agent through his gift of music and community service. Wordsmith produces music of positivity for all cultures to help unite and strive for a better tomorrow.