Offensive Tackle Willie Anderson Inspired By Big
Posted on August 6, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
Willie Anderson, Offensive Tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, has announced the launch of his new company, Think Big Entertainment, which promotes both music and film. Anderson has already signed his first rapper, 19 year old G-Fiive, who has scheduled in his first album and is expected out late this year. Anderson has envisaged bringing together his love of music, film, football and business, and this project aims to do just that.
"While football is my first love, music and film are a close second," Anderson explained to AllHipHop.com. "But the first businesses I started were the twenty Fat Burger franchise licenses I've acquired throughout Atlanta and Cincinnati. Now that I've gotten a number of them up and running I can concentrate on making my dream come true by building a successful entertainment company."
Anderson is a massive fan of Notorious B.I.G. and therefore paid tribute to the artist in the title of his company.
"The night Biggie was killed the networks kept showing the scene of the crime and I noticed that 'Think Big' posters were plastered all over the SUV," Anderson recalled. "To commemorate him I thought it would be a great idea to name the new company that. The thing is the company wouldn’t start for another 4 years, but the name stuck."
Anderson identifies G-Fiive as motivation to pursue his dream, and begin his company.
"G-Fiive's energy gave me that spark I needed to go after my dream and make his dreams come true at the same time," Anderson said. "He's a natural entertainer and I wanted to hone in on his ability and perfect it. We feel development is the key element to success. The goal is to saturate the Internet as well as the streets with G-Fiive's presence while gradually bringing awareness to the mainstream."
G-Fiive's first single Spotlight will feature Bobby Valentino.