Michael Lawrence Tyler, professionally known by his stage name Mystikal, was born on September 22, 1970, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a hip-hop rapper who has been working in the music industry since 1991. Mystikal was an aspiring rapper from a young age, opening for the likes of Run-D.M.C. and Doug E. Fresh at an outdoor concert at the Treme Center. His professional career started in 1994 and his most recent accomplishment includes a feature alongside Lil Dicky on the song ‘Just a Lil’ Thick (She Juicy)’ by Trinidad James.
Mystikal released his debut album “Mystikal” in 1994 with the New Orleans-based independent record label Big Boy. He also released his second album in 1994 and his sister, Michelle Tyler, sang the chorus to one of the album’s most popular songs. In 1996, Mystikal signed to Master P.’s record label, No Limit, and he released “Unpredictable” in November 1997. He released several more albums and he even collaborated with Mariah Carey on her “Rainbow” album in 1999. Mystikal’s last album with the record label was released in 1998 and it was titled “Ghetto Fabulous.”
He officially left the label in 2000. His song ‘Let’s Get Ready’ was released later that year and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and this was his only chart-topping album to date. In 2003, Mystikal’s album “Tarantula” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
He was arrested in 2004 and sent to jail until his release in 2010. Right after his release, he headlined a concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts on Mardi Gras. His most recent accomplishment includes a feature alongside Lil Dicky on the song ‘Just a Lil’ Thick (She Juicy)’ by Trinidad James.
Mystikal releases his debut album.
Mystikal collaborates with Mariah Carey on her “Rainbow” album.
Mystikal releases his only chart-topping album to date.
Mystikal is featured on 'Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)' by Trinidad James.
Why We Love Mystikal
Mystikal has a very distinct style that is hard to miss. This was most prevalent in his earlier work which had clear influences from legendary R&B soul screamers as well as a blend of jazz and swing elements with hip-hop and his funky flow style.
He has different interests
Mystikal isn’t only a great rapper, but he has other interests as well. He starred in a couple of films and he wasn’t half bad. We love a celebrity that can do it all.
Even after being in prison for four years, Mystikal didn’t give up on his career. He immediately got back on the horse, showing that he’s not a quitter and that nothing can keep him down.
5 Surprising Facts
His first album
Mystikal’s first album was one of Big Boy’s most successful albums to date.
Mystikal was involved in a battle with other New Orleans rappers early in his career and they made various diss tracks about each other.
His biggest influence
Mystikal’s sister was one of his biggest influences when she died early on in his career.
Mystikal used to be in a feud with Lil Wayne.
Jumping between labels
Mystikal used to switch between record labels every year.
What happened to Mystikal?
He was convicted of sexual battery.
Is Mystikal related to Master P.?
No, but they have similar roots.
Who is Mystikal signed to?
He is signed to No Limit Records.
Mystikal’s birthday dates