Wordsmith is a songwriter, recording artist, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist from Baltimore, MD.
He earned a full athletic scholarship to play football at Morgan State University, however it was his transfer to Salisbury University that shifted his focus to entertainment. Studying radio & TV at Morgan State University, Wordsmith earned a bachelor's degree in Performing Arts (Music & Theater Arts) at Salisbury University in 2002.
Opening his independent label NU Revolution Entertainment in 2009; distribution and licensing deals with Ingrooves, United Masters, Redeye, and APM Music helped the company flourish!
Wordsmith has released 8 albums during his career, earned winner of Best Rap/Hip Album for Perspective Jukebox at the 16th Independent Music Awards and joined the Grammy Voting committee in 2017. His music has been featured on prominent networks and shows like Russian Doll (Netflix), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Preacher (AMC) and many more!
Continuing to expand his reach, Wordsmith partnered with the US Department of State to fund performances and workshops in Azerbaijan, Haiti, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Angola, Ukraine, Namibia, Cote D’ Ivoire, Panama, Tunisia, and Tanzania over the years.
Wordsmith’s career took a new direction in 2018 when he was hired 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. Officially becoming an Artistic Partner with the BSO in September 2020, Wordsmith & composer James Lee III debuted two commissioned pieces; “Destined Words” for the BSO Gala Celebration in honor of Marin Alsop and the Fredrick Douglas inspired piece “Freedom’s Genuine Dawn.” Wordsmith followed up these performances with landmark reinterpretations of Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” and “Beethoven Ninth” in 2022.
The future looks bright for Wordsmith as he officially opened his nonprofit “Rise with a Purpose, Inc.” and delivered his first TED Talk via John Hopkins University.
Always looking to expand his horizons, Wordsmith collaborated with composer/pianist Kory Caudill for a project called “Progressions” and an event dubbed “Concert for the Human Family” sponsored by the Episcopal Church. Recently, the two have appeared on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and WDVX 89.9 FM Blue Plate Special.
Still, with Hip Hop being Wordsmith’s first love he has also collaborated with notable acts like Chubb Rock, Skyzoo, Camp Lo, Sadat X, Jaz-O, Ruste Juxx, Grand Daddy I.U. & his cousin Roc Marciano over the years.