Mystikal

Mystikal

Mystikal

Biography

Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name Mystikal, is a Grammy award nominated rapper. He is one of many artists from Master P’s No Limit Records to achieve both critical and commercial success.

Mystikal's debut album, Mystikal, was released on New Orleans-based independent record label Big Boy Records in 1994. He found himself in conflict with fellow New Orleans rappers signed to Cash Money Records including U.N.L.V., Lil Wayne and B.G.. They dissed him on tracks like "Drag 'Em in Tha River" by U.N.L.V. and "Fuck Big Boy" by The B.G.'z. He struck back with the diss "Beware" which was on his sophomore effort Mind Of Mystikal. Mystikal's sister, Michelle Tyler (whom he had close ties with), sang the chorus on "Not That Nigga" and her fate became a major influence on Mystikal's music after her untimely death. The songs "Dedicated To Michelle Tyler", "Murderer" (both on Mind Of Mystikal), "Murder 2", "Shine" (both on Unpredictable) and "Murder III" (on Let's Get Ready) refer to her murder.

Mystikal signed to Jive Records and released Mind Of Mystikal in 1995. He signed to Master P's No Limit Records in 1996 and released Unpredictable in November 1997. He appeared on many of the No Limit albums released from 1997 through a chunk of 1999. In late 1998, he released Ghetto Fabulous. That was his last album with the label, and he left later in 1999 to go on his own.

In 1999 he began recording his album after leaving No Limit. Let's Get Ready was released in 2000 and contained "Danger (Been So Long)", which featured rising pop star Nivea, and was the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single in June 2001. Let's Get Ready debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200, making it Mystikal's only chart-topping album to date. The album also featured the popular, Neptunes-produced hit "Shake Ya Ass". The song retained cult-like popularity and can be heard in the background of numerous movies.

Mystikal's most recent solo release was the 2001 album Tarantula, which contained the hit single, "Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against The Wall)". Though it presented Mystikal's typical and funky flow style, which had the distinction of drawing comparison to legendary R&B soul screamers Little Richard and James Brown, the song also saw a blending of jazz and swing elements with hip-hop. The well received album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2003, and Mystikal was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance that same year. Mystikal was also featured prominently in the single, "Move Bitch" by Ludacris as well as "I Don't Give a Fuck" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz along with Krayzie Bone, both in 2002. In 2003 he starred in the film "13 Dead Men". In 2003, Mystikal was indicted on charges of sexual battery and extortion. On January 15, 2004, he was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to forcing his hairstylist to perform sex acts. He served the full six years and was released on January 14, 2010.

Mystikal headlined a concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts on Mardi Gras, February 16, 2010. Mystikal's first song after being released from prison was an underground track with former No Limit labelmate Fiend entitled "I Don't Like You". A few weeks later, Atlanta-based, New Orleans-born R&B artist Lloyd released "Set Me Free" featuring Mystikal. The music video for "Set Me Free" was released on May 18, 2010 and was shot in New Orleans, primarily from the Calliope Projects.

In an interview in May 2010, he stated that he was still obligated to Jive Records for one more album and alluded to the fact that he would be taking the necessary time to ensure the album would be his best to date. He also stated that he had not come up with a name for the album, but stated that he was considering The Big Shake Back. He made a promo song called "Papercuts" featuring once again Fiend and the unexpected Lil Wayne. In 2011, He performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Mystikal and Busta Rhymes were signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman on November 16 the same year. His first single for the label, "Original", was released shortly thereafter and featured Birdman and Lil Wayne.

Discography

Mystikal - Mystikal

Mystikal - Mystikal

Big Boy Records 1995
Mystikal - Mind Of Mystikal

Mystikal - Mind Of Mystikal

Jive 1995
Mystikal - Unpredictable

Mystikal - Unpredictable

Jive, No Limit Records 1997
Mystikal - Ghetto Fabulous

Mystikal - Ghetto Fabulous

Jive 1998
Mystikal - Let's Get Ready

Mystikal - Let's Get Ready

Jive 2000
Mystikal - Tarantula

Mystikal - Tarantula

Jive 2001
Mystikal - Prince Of The South... The Hits

Mystikal - Prince Of The South... The Hits

Jive 2004

Guest Appearances

G-Slimm - Fours Deuces & Trays
  • Back On My Block

G-Slimm - Fours Deuces & Trays

Big Boy Records 1994
Master P - The Ghettos Tryin To Kill Me!
  • Always Look A Man In The Eyes

Master P - The Ghettos Tryin To Kill Me!

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1994
Master P - Ghetto D
  • Let's Get Em

Master P - Ghetto D

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Big Mike - Still Serious
  • Southern Comfort (On & On)

Big Mike - Still Serious

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records 1997
RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye
  • How We Comin' (West Side Mix)

RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye

Big Beat 1997
Mr. Serv-On - Life Insurance
  • Hustlin

Mr. Serv-On - Life Insurance

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Mia X - Unlady Like
  • You Don't Wanna Go 2 War

Mia X - Unlady Like

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama
  • It's On

Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Babygirl From H.W.A. - Holla At Me, I'll Put It On Ya
  • Holla At Me!

Babygirl From H.W.A. - Holla At Me, I'll Put It On Ya

Diamond Records 1997
Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front
  • Iz They Wildin Wit Us & Getting Rowdy Wit Us

Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front

Elektra 1998
Silkk The Shocker - Charge It 2 Da Game
  • How Many...

Silkk The Shocker - Charge It 2 Da Game

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Mia X - Mama Drama
  • Puttin' It Down

Mia X - Mama Drama

No Limit Records 1998
Mack 10 - The Recipe
  • Made Niggaz

Mack 10 - The Recipe

Priority Records 1998
Prime Suspects - Guilty Til Proven Innocent
  • Liquidation Of The Ghetto

Prime Suspects - Guilty Til Proven Innocent

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Eightball - Lost
  • Pure Uncut

Eightball - Lost

Suave House 1998
Magic - Skys The Limit
  • Did What I Had 2

Magic - Skys The Limit

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Kane & Abel - Am I My Brothers Keeper
  • Watch Me

Kane & Abel - Am I My Brothers Keeper

No Limit Records 1998
Skull Duggery - These Wicked Streets
  • Satisfied

Skull Duggery - These Wicked Streets

No Limit Records, Penalty Recordings 1998
Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told
  • Woof!

Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Big Ed - The Assassin
  • My Entourage

Big Ed - The Assassin

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
C-Murder - Life Or Death
  • Soldiers

C-Murder - Life Or Death

No Limit Records 1998
Mac - Shell Shocked
  • Murda, Murda, Kill, Kill

Mac - Shell Shocked

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Soulja Slim - Give It 2 'Em Raw
  • Get High With Me

Soulja Slim - Give It 2 'Em Raw

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Steady Mobb'n - Black Mafia
  • Bout Dat Mess

Steady Mobb'n - Black Mafia

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Master P - MP Da Last Don
  • War Wounds

Master P - MP Da Last Don

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Young Bleed - My Balls And My Word
  • Bring The Noise

Young Bleed - My Balls And My Word

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Fiend - There's One In Every Family
  • Do You Know

Fiend - There's One In Every Family

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Tim Smooth - Da Franchise Player
  • Handle Yo Business

Tim Smooth - Da Franchise Player

Mobo Records 1998
Gambino Family - Ghetto Organized
  • Only G's Ride

Gambino Family - Ghetto Organized

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Ghetto Commission - Wise Guys
  • I'm A Soulja

Ghetto Commission - Wise Guys

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Silkk The Shocker - Made Man
  • No Limit

Silkk The Shocker - Made Man

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Mercedes - Rear End
  • Hush

Mercedes - Rear End

No Limit Records 1999
Mr. Servon - Da Next Level
  • Boot 'Em Up

Mr. Servon - Da Next Level

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Lil Italy - On Top Of Da World
  • We Ain't Hard 2 Find

Lil Italy - On Top Of Da World

No Limit Records 1999
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg
  • Ghetto Symphony

Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Naughty By Nature - Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury
  • Live Or Die

Naughty By Nature - Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury

Arista 1999
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal
  • Clown Wit It

E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal

Jive 2000
Da Brat - Unrestricted
  • Hands In The Air

Da Brat - Unrestricted

Columbia, So So Def 2000
Joe - My Name Is Joe
  • Sutter (Double Take Remix)

Joe - My Name Is Joe

Jive 2000
Trick Daddy - Book Of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47
  • Tryin' To Stop Smokin'

Trick Daddy - Book Of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47

Slip-N-Slide Records 2000
504 Boyz - Goodfellas
  • Whodi

504 Boyz - Goodfellas

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2000
C-Murder - Trapped In Crime
  • What You Want

C-Murder - Trapped In Crime

No Limit Records, Priority Records, TRU Records 2000
5th Ward Weebie - Ghetto Platinum
  • Show Dat Work

5th Ward Weebie - Ghetto Platinum

Most Wanted Empire 2000
Kane & Abel - Most Wanted
  • Show Dat Work (Shake It Like A Dog Pt. 2)

Kane & Abel - Most Wanted

MCA, Most Wanted Records 2001
Foxy Brown - Broken Silence
  • 'Bout My Paper

Foxy Brown - Broken Silence

Def Jam Recordings 2001
Ludacris - Word Of Mouf
  • Move Bitch

Ludacris - Word Of Mouf

Def Jam South, Disturbing Tha Peace 2001
Mr. Marcelo - Streetz Got Luv 4 Me
  • I'll Do U Somethin'

Mr. Marcelo - Streetz Got Luv 4 Me

Tuff Guys Entertainment 2001
Silkk The Shocker - My World My Way
  • Them Boyz

Silkk The Shocker - My World, My Way

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2001
Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Kings Of Crunk
  • I Don't Give A...

Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Kings Of Crunk

TVT Records 2002
Nivea - Nivea
  • Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)

Nivea - Nivea

Jive 2002
Ludacris Presents Disturbing Tha Peace - Golden Grain
  • Move Bitch

Ludacris Presents Disturbing Tha Peace - Golden Grain

Def Jam South, Disturbing Tha Peace 2002
Gerald Levert - The G Spot
  • Too Much Room

Gerald Levert - The G Spot

Elektra 2002
Roy Jones, Jr. - Round One: The Album
  • Get Started

Roy Jones, Jr. - Round One: The Album

Body Head Entertainment 2002
Blackstreet - Level II
  • Wizzy Wow

Blackstreet - Level II

Dreamworks Records 2003
Soulja Slim - Years Later... A Few Months After
  • I'll Pay Fa It

Soulja Slim - Years Later... A Few Months After

Koch Records 2003
Max Minelli - I'm All I Got
  • Thug Thang

Max Minelli - I'm All I Got

Trinity Allstars Records 2003
The Blaxicans - Rain
  • Hard 2 Find

The Blaxicans - Rain

Blaxican Music 2004
Yelawolf - Radioactive
  • Get Away

Yelawolf - Radioactive

Interscope Records, Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment 2011
Lil Wayne - YMCMB The Motto
  • Original

Lil Wayne - YMCMB The Motto

Interstate Capital Corp 2012
Young Gabe - Daddy Money
  • Sick & Tired

Young Gabe - Daddy Money

Big Boy Records 24-7, LLC 2014
Mannie Fresh - We Got This
  • Uh-Oh

Mannie Fresh - We Got This

Ghetto Dance Records, RBC Records 2015
Stevie Stone - Malta Bend
  • Rain Dance

Stevie Stone - Malta Bend

Strange Music, Inc 2015

Compilations

Dangerous Ground (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Mr. Shit Talker

Various - Dangerous Ground (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Jive 1997
The Compilation Album - We G's
  • I Ain't Playin Witcha

Various - The Compilation Album - We G's

Big Boy Records 1997
I'm Bout It (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • What Cha Think

Various - I'm Bout It (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
The Southwest Riders
  • Get Cha Mind Right

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 1997
Blade (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  • The Edge Of The Blade

Various - Blade (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Epic, TVT Soundtrax 1998
Mean Green - Major Players Compilation
  • That's The Nigga

Mean Green - Major Players Compilation

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
The Colonel Master P Presents No Limit Soldiers Compilation - We Can't Be Stopped
  • I Ain't Playin'

Various - No Limit Soldiers Compilation - We Can't Be Stopped

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
I Got The Hook-Up! (The Soundtrack)
  • Shake Somethin'

Various - I Got The Hook-Up! (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
BET - Best Of Rap City
  • It Ain't My Fault Pt. 2

Various - BET - Best Of Rap City

Noo Trybe Records 1999
Southern Rollers: Big Gamin'
  • Unpredictable

Various - Southern Rollers: Big Gamin'

Simitar 1999
The Wood (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  • Neck Uv Da Woods

Various - The Wood (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Jive 1999
Music From & Inspired By Light It Up The Movie
  • Light It Up

Various - Music From & Inspired By Light It Up The Movie

Elektra, Yab Yum Records 1999
The Corruptor (The Soundtrack)
  • I Ain't Playin'

Various - The Corruptor (The Soundtrack)

Jive 1999
Foolish (The Soundtrack)
  • That's That Shit

Various - Foolish (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Master P Presents No Limit All Stars - Who U Wit?
  • It Ain't My Fault 2

No Limit All Stars - Who U Wit?

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
J Prince Presents Realest Ni@@as Down South
  • Southern Comfort (The Remix)

Various - Realest Ni@@as Down South

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records 1999
Various - Survival
  • Survival

Various - Survival

Blak Souls Entertainment 1999
The Greatest Rap Hits From Down South New Orleans Vol. 2
  • Not That Villian

Various - The Greatest Rap Hits From Down South New Orleans Vol. 2

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2000
WWF Aggression
  • Game (Triple H Theme)

Various - WWF Aggression

Priority Records 2000
Music From And Inspired By Shaft
  • Ain't Gonna See Tomorrow

Various - Music From And Inspired By Shaft

LaFace Records 2000
Any Given Sunday (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Jump

Various - Any Given Sunday (Music From The Motion Picture)

Warner Sunset Records, Atlantic 2000
Somethin' For The Whodi's
  • Murda, Murda, Kill, Kill

Various - Somethin' For The Whodi's

Priority Records 2001
Off The Tank
  • Handle Ya Business

Various - Off The Tank

Most Wanted Empire 2001
Kiss Of The Dragon (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  • Mystikal Fever

Various - Kiss Of The Dragon (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Immortal Records, Virgin 2001
Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1
  • We Got This Here

Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1

Slip-N-Slide Records 2001
Busta Rhymes - Total Devastation: The Best Of...
  • Iz They Wildin Wit Us & Getting Rowdy Wit Us

Busta Rhymes - Total Devastation: The Best Of...

Flipmode Records, Elektra Records 2001
Off The Hook
  • Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against The Wall)

Various - Off The Hook

Sony Music 2002
Blade II (The Soundtrack)
  • Gettin' Aggressive (Mowo! Mix)

Various - Blade II (The Soundtrack)

Immortal Records 2002
Kings Of The South Vol. 1
  • Handle Ya Business

Various - Kings Of The South Vol. 1

Most Wanted Records 2003
Big Boy Records - Greatest Hits
  • Back On My Block

Various - Big Boy Records Greatest Hits

Big Boy Records 2004
DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz: From The Swamps
  • Handle Your Business

Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2004
Snoop Dogg - The Best Of...
  • Woof!

Snoop Dogg - The Best Of...

Capitol Records 2005
Silkk The Shocker - The Best Of...
  • It Ain't My Fault Pt. 2

Silkk The Shocker - The Best Of

Priority Records 2005
Master P - The Best Of...
  • Make 'Em Say Ugh

Master P - The Best Of

Priority Records 2005
C-Murder - The Best Of...
  • Soldiers

C-Murder - The Best Of

Priority Records 2005
No Limit Greatest Hits
  • Make 'Em Say Ugh

Various - No Limit Records Greatest Hits

Priority Records 2006
Fiend - The Best Of Mr. Whomp Whomp
  • No Limit Soldiers II

Fiend - Mr. Whomp Whomp: The Best Of Fiend

Priority Records 2007
Master P - Featuring...
  • Make 'Em Say Ugh

Master P - Featuring...

Priority Records 2007
Master P - Greatest Hitz
  • Make 'Em Say Ugh

Master P - Greatest Hitz

Priority Records 2007
Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
  • It Ain't My Fault

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority

Priority Records 2010
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Crunkest Hits
  • I Don't Give A Fuck

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Crunkest Hits

The Orchard 2011
The Body Head Bangerz - Business At Hand
  • Get Started

The Body Head Bangerz - Business At Hand

Body Head Entertainment, Universal 2012
Rap-A-Lot Records Presents 25th Anniversary - The Album
  • Born Spitta

Various - Rap-A-Lot Records Presents 25th Anniversary: The Album

Rap-A-Lot Records 2012
Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz, Vol. 2
  • Holla At Me (Street)

Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz, Vol. 2

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2012