Joined November 2005
ABYSS (A Band of Young Swift Soloists) is a family comprised of nine rappers (Mecca Dawn, Masterful Shabbar, Pnal, Blac Mist, Gilla, Soul Sorcerer, Vonstar Killaton, Zodiac Killah, A-Killah and Calico CS1 Smoke). This makes a total of eleven acts, ten solo acts and one as an entire group.
Because each member's roots lie in such diverse parts of this country (New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Oakland, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tacoma, Louisiana, LA, and even Hawaii), each member offers a distinct influence. The totality of these diverse influences creates, cultivates and sustains a strong sound. The songs, solely produced by ABYSS, offers an insight into the life, ideas and ideals of ABYSS, presented in truth, delivered with an unprecedented fluidity - these depictions serve as the voice of ABYSS.
It is often said that ABYSS has been blessed with apocalyptic and prophetic attributes expressed deeply within its songs. Whether through freestyling or on a recording, in front of a live audience, or secluded off in the studio - with the innate ability to manifest raw unadulterated Hip-Hop, ABYSS proves to be among the creme de la creme. It is fact, clear and evident, that this industry awaits relief and refreshment from the monotonous and mediocre. The world impatiently awaits! With hard-hitting lyrics, diverse subject matter and lyrical content, and with a music style unlike any other, ABYSSMEN have the cure: The ABYSS!