Following in his father’s footsteps as a filmmaker, native New Yorker, Abdul Malik Abbott received his (film) Bachelor’s degree at the School of Visual Arts. He got his start in the biz working in the sound dept. and earned his creative reputation first as a Music Video editor then made his way up the ranks at the helm of music videos, directing all genres of music including many of rap legend Jay-Z’s first videos, including Jay-Z’s Platinum-selling, long-form music video “Streets is Watching”. It earned a #1 slot in Billboard. Soon after, Abdul was hired to direct the hip-hop infused gangster drama entitled “State Property” (Lionsgate) starring Beanie Sigel & Jay-Z. After moving to Los Angeles and joining the DGA, Abdul continue to write & direct as well as maintaining a career as a Videographer & editor. Abdul also produces music under his stage name ‘DJ ABBY AB’ for independent artists and his band B.O.S.S. Abdul is known for his stylish and visually stimulating images as well as focusing on dramatic and intriguing storytelling.