Mystikal

Real Name:
Michael Tyler
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Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1970), better known by his stage name Mystikal, is an American rapper, and actor from New Orleans. A Persian Gulf war veteran who rose to stardom as a protégé of the rap impresario Master P, Tyler combined powerful, passionate vocals that would range from a conspiratorial whisper to vein-popping screams in the course of a few words, and was constantly accelerating and decelerating his delivery. The sound was new, but not unprecedented, as Tyler's vocals were reminiscent of R&B screamers like Little Richard and James Brown, using piano and saxophone sounds to accentuate the delivery.

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 1997 alongside a slew of other New Orleans artists (adding the No Limit contract to his existing Jive deal) and released "Unpredictable" later that year. He appeared on most of the No Limit albums recorded from 1997-2000. In 1998, he released "Ghetto Fabulous". In 1999, he was going to release another album for No Limit titled "Let's Get Ready To Rumble". However this project, although recorded, kept being pushed back deeper into the year 2000 and by that time Mystikal had released himself from No Limit and released his recorded album "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" as the more simple titled "Let's Get Ready". In 2001, Mystikal released his final album for Jive entitled "Tarantula". His recording career lasted for another two years, until he was entangled in a sexual battery and extortion felony involving reportedly accusing his hairstylist of stealing $80,000 worth of his checks & using this as his justification to force her to perform oral sex on himself and two of his bodyguards. Mystikal was in prison from January 2004 until January 2010. He began to record new music after his release by creating a deal with Cash Money Records and doing independent collaborations. Mystikal found himself in jail again from late 2017 to early 2019 on reported rape charges that were dismissed due to apparent lack of evidence. On 1 August 2022, Mystikal was again arrested in Louisiana on charges relating to allegedly getting into a bout with a romantic partner - damaging house property, attacking & strangling her, raping her, and false imprisonment.

When a free man, he has been doing live shows solo & with No Limit.
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Albums

BB0012 Mystikal — Mystikal Mystikal Mystikal (Album) Big Boy Records (2) BB0012 US 1994 Sell This Version
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JDJ-41581-1 Mind Of Mystikal — Mystikal Mystikal Mind Of Mystikal (Album) Jive, Big Boy Records (2) JDJ-41581-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
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01241-41620-2 Unpredictable — Mystikal Mystikal Unpredictable (Album) Jive, No Limit Records 01241-41620-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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01241-41655-2 Ghetto Fabulous — Mystikal Mystikal Ghetto Fabulous (Album) No Limit Records, Jive 01241-41655-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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01241-41696-2 Let’s Get Ready — Mystikal Mystikal Let’s Get Ready (Album) Jive 01241-41696-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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9222902, (7)9222902 Tarantula — Mystikal Mystikal Tarantula (Album) Jive 9222902, (7)9222902 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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82876-66244-2 Chopped & Screwed — Mystikal Jive Records Presents Mystikal Jive Records Presents Mystikal - Chopped & Screwed(CD, Copy Prot., Enh, Mixed) Jive, Zomba 82876-66244-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

BB0008C I'm Not That AGGIN — Mystikal Mystikal I'm Not That AGGIN (Single) Big Boy Records (2) BB0008C US 1994 Sell This Version
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BB0012LP Mystikal — Mystikal Mystikal Mystikal(12") Big Boy Records (2) BB0012LP US 1994 Sell This Version
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JDCD-42378-1 Here I Go / Beware — Mystikal Mystikal Here I Go / Beware (Maxi) Big Boy Records (2) JDCD-42378-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
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JDCD-42352-1 Out That Boot Camp Clicc — Mystikal Mystikal Featuring Black Menace Mystikal Featuring Black Menace - Out That Boot Camp Clicc (Single) Big Boy Records (2) JDCD-42352-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
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01241-42331-4 Y'All Ain't Ready Yet — Mystikal Mystikal Y'All Ain't Ready Yet (Single) Big Boy Records (2), Jive 01241-42331-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
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JDJ-42403-2 Here I Go — Mystikal Mystikal Here I Go (Maxi) Big Boy Records (2) JDJ-42403-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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JDAB-42448-1 Mr. Big Talker — Mystikal Mystikal Mr. Big Talker (Single) Jive, New Line Cinema JDAB-42448-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
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JDAB-42492-1 Ain't No Limit — Mystikal Mystikal Ain't No Limit (Single) Jive, No Limit Records JDAB-42492-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
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JDAB-42508-1 The Man Right Chea / Unpredictable — Mystikal Mystikal The Man Right Chea / Unpredictable(12", Promo) Jive, No Limit Records JDAB-42508-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
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none The Man Right Chea — Mystikal Mystikal The Man Right Chea(CDr, Single, Promo) No Limit Records, Jive none US 1997 Sell This Version
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JDAB-42566-1 That's The Rapper — Mystikal Mystikal That's The Rapper (Single) No Limit Records, Jive JDAB-42566-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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SPRO 81118 Liquidation Of The Ghetto — Mystikal Prime Suspects Featuring Mystikal Prime Suspects Featuring Mystikal - Liquidation Of The Ghetto (Single) No Limit Records, Priority Records SPRO 81118 US 1998 Sell This Version
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DPRO 81128 I'm A Soulja — Mystikal Ghetto Commission Featuring: Master P And Mystikal Ghetto Commission Featuring: Master P And Mystikal - I'm A Soulja (Single) No Limit Records, Priority Records DPRO 81128 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PCDS 53462 Woof — Mystikal Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend (2) Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend (2) - Woof (Single) No Limit Records, Priority Records PCDS 53462 US 1998 Sell This Version
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JDAB-42577-1 Round Out The Tank / Life Ain't Cool — Mystikal Mystikal Round Out The Tank / Life Ain't Cool(12", Promo) Jive, No Limit Records JDAB-42577-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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DPRO 81297, 08724-81297-24 Y'all Don't Want None — Mystikal Master P Featuring Mystikal Master P Featuring Mystikal - Y'all Don't Want None(CD, Single, Promo) No Limit Records, Priority Records DPRO 81297, 08724-81297-24 US 1999 Sell This Version
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DPRO 81152, 08724-81152-22 It Ain't My Fault 2 — Mystikal Silkk The Shocker Featuring Mystikal Silkk The Shocker Featuring Mystikal - It Ain't My Fault 2 (Single) No Limit Records, Priority Records DPRO 81152, 08724-81152-22 US 1999 Sell This Version
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JDJ-42608-2 Neck Uv Da Woods — Mystikal Mystikal & Outkast Mystikal & Outkast - Neck Uv Da Woods (Single) Jive JDJ-42608-2 US 1999 Sell This Version