No matter how bright of a national spotlight shines on Southern Hip-Hop culture, the state of Florida never quite seems to find its spot in that light. Still, despite the lack of national support, the Sunshine State's urban entertainment community has remained strong, thanks in no small part to pioneers who have not only found success in their own careers, but who also empower their communities by actively getting involved in the careers of those following in their footsteps. In North and Central Florida, no one represents that pioneering spirit more than Anthony "Big Amp" Parker.
Independent artists and labels reach out to Big Amp for his expertise on everything from choreography to marketing, promotions to event coordination, he partnered with C. Wakeley to launch Earthwake Entertainment. This full service Marketing, Management and Production company has already experienced tremendous success with such clients as CTE recording artist Bloodraw, DJ Chuck T and the S.E.GA Boys throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. But as with any pioneer, part of Big Amp's vision is to elevate those who would follow in his footsteps. Through Earthwake Entertainment, he has set up the initiative to place smaller independent businesses, under the company's umbrella, thereby allowing them the benefit of learning from a seasoned vet. When Florida inevitably gets its time in the sun, you can ask any one in North and Central Florida and they'll let you know that Big Amp is an undeniable part of that journey.