Peabody Award and Kuumba Award-winning POET/Musician/EMCEE. the 1st Poet on 106th and Park. (AJ & Free)The ONLY Poet on a CD with PRINCE (RS2 Rhonda Smith) the Gospel Choice Awards (12th Annual) I appeared on HBO Def Poetry twice (Seasons 1 & 5) 2nd Season of BETJ Lyric Cafe, Motivational Speaker.
A.B.Y.S.S. – Abyss was determined to put stretch marks on the genre we now know as spoken word. He tirelessly works on his craft, a self-taught musician, and scribe. Abyss also served 7 yrs on the board of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. He spends countless hours of community service inside jails, schools, churches, and community centers. Abyss received a Peabody Award for his appearance on HBO Def Poetry the “original series” Season 1 and returned to star on seasons 5 of HBO Def Poetry. He was the first poet to appear on BET’s 106th & Park.
Currently, Abyss has been cast for a recurring role on the “Somebodies”; the first scripted sitcom in BET’s history. He’s has made other appearances on BET J’s Lyric Café, the 12th Annual Gospel Choice Awards, and numerous NACA/APCA college events. Abyss also co-wrote a song with Rhonda Smith (Prince’s Bass Player). He’s a published author, musician, activist, motivational speaker, songwriter, actor, mentor, etc. His list of accomplishments goes on and on.
Abyss is an Artist truly in tune with perseverance and hard work. His mission is to educate and entertain simultaneously. Medicine sprinkled with sugar is a good way to describe the message that has been authored by his ray of light. With a resume like his. Abyss realizes that his gift is from God, and it’s to be used for His purposes only. Abyss has been in the company of the likes of Alicia Keys and Kanye West, yet he’ll break bread with the homeless at the Atlanta Mission. Abyss wears different hats depending on his assignment for the day.
“Team Abyss” (a coalition of artists working to maintain the virility of creativity). Abyss has a prophetic mouth for such times as the present and breathes spirit into dead art forms. If you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, go, your life will never be the same. Coming to a town near you soon. A.B.Y.S.S. – A Bright Young Soul Seeking the Acid Gospel – “sometimes the truth burns”.