Byron Williams a/k/a AB.Y.SS was born & raised in Bridgeport, CT. AB.Y.SS developed a serious love for writing in high school. The artist says, “Being able to express my emotions on paper uninterrupted is like therapy for me”. – AB.Y.SS
Not only was AB.Y.SS a writer, he was also very athletic as a student. With his favorite pass time being basketball; it was only obvious that he pursued a career in the sport. After an unfortunately brief stint as a starting point guard; a very disappointed AB.Y.SS turns to the streets. He soon became a product of the corners of Fifth Street (a/k/a Bloody Fifth) and Stratford Avenue; notoriously known for its drugs, violent crimes and the crime scene for many murders.
Although the streets were now his employment, he still managed to hold on to his passions and first loves, writing and music. Heavily influenced by other local Hip Hop groups known as: “CT Kartel”, “The Lost Boys” and “The Fatigue League”; AB.Y.SS became a member of a local group called “The Cipher Clique” and after they disband; a member of another local group called “Mercenary g.o.d.s” (greedy over dollar signs). Together they were known all over the east coast and have been featured artists on several mix tapes.
Yet with AB.Y.SS having a prosperous run in the streets, a solid reputation in his hood and still no cases (something he loves to brag about to this day). AB.Y.SS still couldn’t shake his mother’s voice out of his head, that this lifestyle was a dead end. Finally, her words sticking, AB.Y.SS realizes that she was right and decided to enlist in the military. He served four years in the US Navy, based out of Virginia Beach, VA.
Coming home from the service brought AB.Y.SS to a painful place in his life. After losing 5 family members within an 18 month span, including his mother and best friend Loretta Williams; who passed away tragically in his arms. A lost and confused AB.Y.SS once again picked up a pen and pad and began to pour out his emotions. From out of his pain, a new fire was lit.
A more determined and business minded AB.Y.SS emerged. He started his own record label called “Eastwood Entertainment” and to his credit has both written and produced several music videos, directed by Edwin Escobar of “Edwin Escobar Films”.
He has been a featured artist in a variety of projects and is currently putting the finishing touches on his first album “Independence Day/ My Audio-Biography”. Also to his credit he has some major league collaborations added to his resume. He has worked with the legendary artist “Scarface”, “Trae tha Truth”, “Yo Gotti”, “Brian Angel” ( of “Day 26”) and also has a close working relationship with the MixKing Dj Ron G out of Harlem, NY. AB.Y.SS is also a featured artist on Mtv Jams, Mtv.com and Vh1.com with his video "LOVE" ft. Brian Angel.Twitter FaceBook Instagram Itunes