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Major League Unlimited: Industry Invasion

Major League Unlimited: Industry Invasion

Label:Major League Unlimited
Release Date:2007
Genre:Hip Hop/Rap
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Mullyman, Major League Unlimited

By Al Shipley | Posted 8/15/2007

When Mullyman first emerged as a Baltimore hip-hop front-runner a couple years ago, it was refreshing that he already owned an independent label with several talented artists on its roster, instead of the usual vanity imprint. Since then, the roster of Mully's Major League Unlimited has shifted a bit, with the exit of Sonny Brown, Black Lo's name change to Hollywood Black, and the addition of Lady D, Mullyman's sister Nik Stylz, and most recently freestyle champ Verb from Dirty Hartz. And this new generation gets to shine on the label's latest compilation, Industry Invasion.

Nik Stylz, a singer and rapper who is prepping a double album to showcase both sides of her talent, features on a third of the tracks, trading rhymes with Ogun on her single "Cut My Check," and provides a melodious hook on Hollywood Black's "I Should Be." The label's most promising new signing, Verb, only appears on the Comp-produced posse cut "I'm the Shit," though he displays the same chemistry with Mully previously heard on the Dirty Hartz single "That's the Sound." But the mixtape is still largely Mullyman's show, particularly when he reunites with Mbah, the producer behind last year's thunderous single "The Life, the Hood, the Streetz," for the ferocious "I'm Good There."

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