Moody Black

Moody Black

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Robert Mullins, Jr. aka Moody Black of Unifyed Sol Poets is a spoken-word and visual artist, actor, and photographer from Spartanburg, S.C. Moody Black is electrifying audiences across the country with his original poems and energetic performances.

Biography

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.

Discography

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

Set List

I don't do covers. All of poems and songs are oringinal. A typical set would include an accapella Hip-Hop song performance to serve as an introduction. Then, I would perform several of my poems. I have poems for different occassions. So, whatever the event: I have high-powered, energetic, and heart-felt poems. My set is 30-45 minutes.