With a smooth R&B-infused hip-hop base sparked by a desire to challenge rap’s boundaries, the duo Mullage echo the OutKast model, creating prismatic music through the yin-yang clash of contrasting hip-hop minds. While Braelon “B Town” McMullen and Marquez “B Boi” Hutchinson grew up mere miles from one another, the two Atlanta natives didn’t come together as a duo until they were stationed together in the U.S. Navy in the late-’00s. After each secured his release from the military, the two began performing around their hometown. Citing the influences of André 3000 (B Town) and T.I. (B Boi), the duo’s slick collage of sound swiftly attracted the attention of the latter idol’s Grand Hustle label, and Mullage found themselves in the musical majors by 2009. That fall, the twosome’s T-Pain-sporting strip club ballad “Trick’n” introduced Mullage to a national audience.