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ULR Feature: Never Lay Down by Eyone Williams


The climate in the streets of Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and violent during the Murder Capital years. Rule number one is to play for keeps. Reggie “Redds” Williams and his childhood friends grow up in the Kennedy Street area of Northwest. As they learn how to survive and take care of themselves in the streets they become known to law enforcement as the “Kennedy Street Crew.” The code—Death Before Dishonor—that they live by shakes their foundation to the core when they find out one of their own is working with the feds. When the smoke clears Redds and the Kennedy Street Crew find themselves on the FBI’s most wanted list.

Redds turns out to be the last man standing as he goes on the run and tries to disappear out of the country. He creeps through Philly, Atlantic City, and Columbus, Ohio while a federal manhunt is right on his heels. His only partner in the world is Necci, his high school girlfriend. Together, Redds and Necci change their identities as they move through the underworld of the streets. They survive on love and street knowledge.

When the feds finally close in lives are tore apart forever. The intensity turns up a thousand degrees when the wrath of the government comes down on Redds and the Kennedy Street Crew. Indictments come down charging everything from RICO to the murder of law enforcement. The death penalty is thrown on the table. Redds’ is driven by all that he stands for to Never Lay Down in the face of adversity.




Eyone Williams is an award-winning author from Washington, D.C.  He is also the CEO of Fast Lane Entertainment.  Publisher, rapper, actor, journalist, and talk show host are just a few hats that Eyone wears well.  Known for hard-core, gritty novels, Eyone made the Don Diva bestseller’s list with his debut novel, Fast Lane (Fast Lane Entertainment) which captured the raw elements of D.C. street life like no book of its time.  He followed up his debut novel with a highly successful series of urban fiction entitled Hell Razor Honeys 1 and 2 (Cartel Publications).  Joining forces with DC Bookdiva Publications, Eyone delivered his readers a short story entitled The Cross (DC Bookdiva Publication). Eyone released two more novels under DC Bookdiva Publications, Lorton Legends and Secrets Never Die. Both novels took him to another level in his career.  With the release of Lorton Legends Eyone won the 2012 AAMBC Male Author of the Year award, and made a number of bestseller lists. Secrets Never Die was adapted into a short film by rap artist Tabi Bonney and Cool Kids Films; Eyone also had an acting role in the film.  Under Fast Lane Entertainment, Eyone released Money Ain’t Everything, a fictional tale of the true events that surrounded one of the biggest drug organizations to stand trial in Washington, D.C. history.  A short story entitled Rolex Revenge is the latest writing project released by Eyone under Fast Lane Entertainment.

Eyone has written a number of true-crimes articles and was a staff writer for Don Diva Magazine.  Some of his most notable work appeared in Don Diva’s issue 30, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, where he, and co-writer Seth Ferranti, outlined the rise and fall of D.C. street legends Michael “Fray” Salters, and Wayne “Silk” Perry.  In Don Diva issue 27 Eyone also wrote an article entitled A Trail of Bodies where he documented the rise and fall of Panamanian drug trafficker Javier “Panama” Card; the Card story turned out to be the real life inspiration for the novel Money Ain’t Everything.

Urban Literary Review is an online talk show that Eyone hosts every Monday at 1pm EST where he interviews successful authors and publishers.  It’s a show geared toward education and information for all lovers of literacy.

Eyone’s latest mixtape, A Killer’z Ambition, is the sound track to the urban novel A Killer’z Ambition (DC Bookdiva Publications) by Nathan Welch.  He is also featured on the Wahida Clark Presents: The Honor Thy Thug Mixtape hosted by DJ Lyve.  On the song Honor Thy Thug, Eyone shares the track with Nuance, Willie Dutch, White Mike OZ, and Young Turk.

For more information about Eyone Williams please visit his Facebook page: facebook.com/eyone.willimas; follow him on Twitter @eyonethewriter; follow him on Instagram @uptowneyone; and tune into his show on Urban Literary Review or listen to archived interviews at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/urbanliteraryreview.