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"Artist Moody Black Inspired by Reality"

Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 8:24 p.m.
Robert Mullins, aka "Moody Black," is a spoken word artist who explores the harsh realities of love, life and relationships in his new release "Looking for Beautiful."

Want to go?
What: Moody Black CD release celebration
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: The Showroom, 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.
Cost: $5

A CD release party will take place at 8 p.m. Friday in The Showroom, 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.
The event is hosted by longtime friend and fellow spoken word poet, Tony Mack, aka Johnny C. Weaver, and features performances by several other artists and special guests.
Mullins, 36, said he wants listeners to define the beauty in their own lives and warns it takes going beyond the surface and examining the inner self.
"I am sharing my life experiences on these tracks and hope it helps someone else," he said.
The CD has 17 tracks chronicling everything from the feelings couples deal with going through relationships to a hip-hop tune encouraging people to keep going strong no matter what happens.
Mullins will perform material from the new release in upcoming shows in Greenville, Columbia, Black Mountain, N.C., and Hot Springs, Ark.
"Writing is therapeutic for me," he said. "I would go crazy if I didn't write."

- Linda Connelly


2000- Newspeak LP along with Ings(Hip-Hop), 2007-Transition (Experimental), 2009-Looking for Beautiful (Experimental).



Second place winner in the University of South Carolina-Upstate Talent Show- February 1998 and 1999; Winner of the Coffee Beanery Freestyle Contest in Greenville, S..C- June 15, 2001; Spartanburg Poetry Slam Winner- January 10, 2004; Member of the Upstate Poetry Slam Team 2004-2006 and Slam Coach from 2006-2008; Featured several times in Spartanburg Herald Journal and The Link; Performed at several elementary, junior and senior high schools, universities, and colleges. Regular along with Kimbi the Goddess (his wife) at Coffee Underground‘s Coffee and Poetry Night in Greenville, Upscale‘s Restaurant and Lounge Poetry Slam, and Café Mundo‘s Poetry Night; Poem published in Still Home(Book of Spartanburg Poets); 2009 Poetry Slam Instructor for USC-Upstate’s Upward Bound Program; Competed in The Southern Fried Poetry Slam Competions 2004-2007 in Miami, Florida/ Birmingham, Alabama/ and Columbia, S.C.; Competed in PSI’s National Poetry Slam 2004-2007 in St. Louis, Missouri/ Austin, Texas/ and Madison, Wisconsin; Special Guest performer at the 27th Annual Evening of Talent Expressions at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium; Featured artist at the Travelers Rest Arts Commission annual Arts Festival October 6, 2007 in Traveler Rest, S.C./ Stone Soup Story Telling Festival in Woodruff, S.C. on April 17-18, 2009/ The Peace Day Festival in Charleston, S.C. 2008 and 2009/ and along with his wife opened up for Trey Songz at The Carolina First Center in Greenville, S.C.