SOURCE: Think Big

August 05, 2008 10:29 ET

Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowler Willie Anderson Starts New Entertainment Company Think Big Entertainment

First Artist G-Fiive Hits the Streets and the Internet

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Cincinnati Bengals four-time Pro Bowl Offensive Tackle, Willie Anderson, takes his prowess from the field to the entertainment industry by starting Think Big Entertainment, a full fledged Entertainment Company that focuses on both music and film. Think Big's first release will be an album for 19-year-old rapper, G-Fiive, out of Anderson's hometown, Mobile, Al.

"While football is my first love, music and film are a close 2nd," states the consummate businessman. "But the first businesses I started were the twenty (20) 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's love of hip-hop music and in particular the iconic rapper, Biggie Smalls, is what led to the naming of his company in 1997. "The night that 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. To commemorate him I thought it would be a great idea to name my new company that. The thing is, the company wouldn't start for another 4 years but the name stuck." Think Big was incorporated in 2001.

After a disappointing early start, Anderson decided to put his dream on ice and contemplated whether the entertainment industry was for him with its many tricks of the trade. It took another four years and a chance meeting with a then 16-year old G-Fiive that gave him hope. "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," says Anderson.

While deliberately waiting for G-Fiive to graduate from high school before truly setting up his career, Anderson thought it best to develop G-Fiive's craft first. "G-Fiive is a natural entertainer and I wanted to hone in on his ability and perfect it," states Anderson.

The game plan for Think Big is to start small, one project at a time, with the initial focus on G-Fiive. "We feel development is the key element to success," states Anderson. "The goal is to saturate the Internet as well as the streets with G-Fiive's presence while gradually bringing awareness to the mainstream. Once this is established we will utilize the film arm of the company and give G-Fiive the visual affects he needs from video to short films."

G-Fiive's debut CD will surprise many; although the lad is from the dirty south, his sound is broader than his roots and can be heard at while his performances can be found on YouTube (just plug in "gmusicgroup" and you are in). Much of G-Fiive's music concentrates on his love for beautiful women; his first street single, "Spotlight," featuring Bobby Valentino, is a mid-tempo hit that gives props to a beautiful woman. He's also released online "Spongebob" which has a cool dance that accompanies it (find it on YouTube), "New G Spot," "Cool It Down," and "Can I Be Your Friend."

Contact Information

  • For more information on Willie Anderson and G-Fiive please contact:
    Lisa McCall