Hometown: West Baltimore
Founded in: 2002
Notable: Muldrow was featured on a WERQ 92Q radio show as a contestant in 2002. After winning three consecutive battles, he was retired from the show. His sister, Nakeya "Nik Stylz" Muldrow, was the reigning female champion at the time.
Muldrow's first album, The Leak, recorded by his label Major League Unlimited, will be released Dec. 14 and features notables the Clipse of Star Trek Entertainment and Freeway of Rocafella Records.
Gregory "Bless" Veney, who along with Muldrow is a featured artist at the Royal tonight, appears on two singles in The Leak. "He is abstract, in-depth, extremely original and has his own unique slang," Muldrow says of Veney, who co-owns Imperial Records. "The more you hear him, the more you understand him," he added.
Mullymaniais Muldrow's sophomore album and is expected to be released this summer.
Quotable: "The Leak suggests that you're receiving something before you're supposed to get it, before the album is in stores," said Muldrow, whose childhood nickname "Mullyman" stems from his last name. "I don't carry a signature Baltimore sound; I carry a signature Mully sound," he said.
Check out Kevin "Mullyman" Muldrow and Gregory "Bless" Veney at Imperial Records and Major League's Winter Bash tonight at the Royal, 1542 Light St. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show begins at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. DJ Rod Madd Flava (92Q host of Rap Attack) will be DJing. Call 410-783-7776 or visit www.theroy albaltimore.com.
For more information about Kevin "Mullyman" Muldrow, visit www.mul lymania.com; for information about Gregory "Bless" Veney, visit www.Imperial Records.com.
-- Ashley Burrell