Major Love (Island Remix)

Music video for the song "Major Love (Island Remix) by the band B.O.S.S

  • Abdul Malik Abbott
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Abdul Malik Abbott

Following in his father’s footsteps as a filmmaker, 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 editing well over 200 music videos for major labels and recording artists, then made his way up the ranks at the helm of music videos, directing many of Jay-Z’s first videos, including, “Ain’t No...” and “Dead Presidents”, both going to #1 on MTV and BET. Abdul also directed, co-wrote & edited the Platinum-selling, music video-mini-movie starring Jay-Z entitled “Streets is Watching”. It earned a #1 slot in Billboard. Specializing in narrative/story-telling structures with a lot of his music videos, Abdul was hired to direct the scripted hip-hop infused gangster drama entitled “State Property” starring Beanie Sigel & Jay-Z. After relocating to LA, Abdul began working in his other passion as a videographer/cameraman for several TV networks such as BET, VH1, TV-One, Own, MTV, Viacom and many others. In 2016 Mr. Abbott directed the award-winning short film in which he wrote entitled “Curse of War”, and the spin off music video from the film by the band B.O.S.S entitled “Let it all go”. Next, Abdul directed and edited the short, erotic, music-driven short fashion film “Balance of Power”, which was awarded a 2018 “People’s Telly Award” and recently wrote and directed the dark comedy short film entitled “The Audacity”. Abdul continues to serve in leadership roles at the Directors Guild of America, serving several terms as Co-Chair of the African American Steering committee and is also a member of SESAC and a voting member of the Recording Academy.

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Don't Dream to Live, Live to Dream!