This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

September 22nd – Mystikal was born Michael Lawrence Tyler in New Orleans, Louisiana, on this day in 1970.

Mystikal released his Self-Titled debut album in 1994 on the independent Big Boy Records.

The album was produced by Leroy Edwards.

The album peaked at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart.

He followed that up with 1995’s “Mind Of Mystikal”, which was an updated version of his previous effort when he now signed with Jive Records.

“Mind Of Mystikal” contained a couple of new tracks.

In 1996, Mystikal signed with Master P’s No Limit Records and released his third set “Unpredictable”.

“Unpredictable”, which was produced by No Limit’s in-house production power-house Beats By The Pound, would go platinum and produce the hit “Ain’t No Limit”.

After appearing as a guest on many No Limit platinum releases by other artists on the imprint, he released his last No Limit album “Ghetto Fabulous”, which would go platinum as well.

“Ghetto Fabulous” would feature guest appearances by some of the biggest names in music like Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, Busta Rhymes, Naughty By Nature as well as labelmates such Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, C-Murder, Fiend and Master P as well.

In 1999, he released the chart-topping “Let’s Get Ready” album.

“Let’s Get Ready” would produce two chart-topping hit singles, “Danger (Been So Long)” and “Shake It Fast”, both produced by The Neptunes.

His next album would be his last that he released to date.

“Tarantula” was released in 2001 and earned Mystikal a couple of Grammy nominations.

“Tarantula” contained the hit singles, “Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against The Wall)”, “If It Ain’t Live It Ain’t Me” and the title track.

Since then, Mystikal has released songs with Lloyd, Birdman and Lil’ Wayne.

Mystikal’s whose vocals were reminiscent of Black music legends like, Little Richard and Joe Tex, is expected to release a new album before the end of the year.