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Once one of the leading rappers on Master P's No Limit record label, Mystikal quickly evolved beyond the label's clichéd thug trappings and found himself one of the Dirty South's most recognized rappers, alongside the likes of Juvenile and Ludacris. Like No Limit itself, Mystikal is a New Orleans native. He released an eponymous debut on the independent label Big Boy in June 1995. It earned the attention of Jive Records, who signed him later that year. His official major-label debut, Mind of Mystikal, was released in October 1996 and became a major hit in the rap underground, falling just short of going gold. The MC then hooked up with Master P and No Limit, along with the label's Beats by the Pound production team. This union produced Unpredictable, which was released in November 1997 and helped the rapper build a substantial following. It peaked at number one on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, reached number three on the Billboard 200, and eventually went platinum. Ghetto Fabulous, also driven by Beats by the Pound, followed in December 1998; it topped the R&B/Hip Hop Chart as well and debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. Despite a move to the Jive label, Mystikal wasted no time in issuing a follow-up. Let's Get Ready appeared in September 2000 and went double platinum. Driven by the James Brown-like Neptunes production "Shake Ya Ass" as a lead single -- an MTV staple before the album even hit the streets -- the album featured a vast range of productions from Earthtone III, Bink!, and the Medicine Men (a newer incarnation of Beats by the Pound). Let's Get Ready demonstrated the wide-reaching ambitions that had only been hinted at in previous releases. Mystikal made his unique rhyme delivery accessible enough to reach a significantly wider audience. Mystikal released his sixth album, Tarantula, in December 2001. "Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall)," another funky Neptunes collaboration, was one of 2002's hottest singles. The following year, Mystikal garnered Grammy nominations in the categories of Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Album. Tarantuala eventually reached gold status but didn't come close to eclipsing his most popular output. From January 2004 through January 2010, the rapper served a prison term for sexual battery. Shortly after he regained his freedom, he collaborated with one-time No Limit labelmate Fiend, as well as R&B singer Lloyd, and performed at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos festival. Plans for a seventh album were derailed by more issues with the law. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Andy Kellman
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Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Shake Ya Ass
  3.   Danger (Been So Long)
  4.   Stutter
  5.   Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall)
  6.   The Man Right Chea
  7.   Here I Go
  8.   Shake It Fast
  9.   I Smell Smoke
  10.   Still Smokin'
  11.   Murderer
  12.   Tarantula
  13.   Pussy Crook
  14.   Unpredictable
  15.   I Get It Started
  16.   If It Ain't Live, It Ain't Me
  17.   Come See About Me
  18.   I'm on Fire
  19.   There He Go
  20.   Ghetto Child featuring Master P
  21.   Get Cha Mind Right
  22.   Go 'Head
  23.   Smoke One
  24.   Settle the Score
  25.   Murder 2
  26.   Never Gonna Bounce (The Dream)
  27.   [Untitled Track]
  28.   Dirty South, Dirty Jerz
  29.   Respect My Mind
  30.   That's the N***a
  31.   Here We Go featuring B-Legit
  32.   Ya'll Ain't Ready Yet
  33.   Big Truck Driver
  34.   Murderer III
  35.   Mystikal Fever
  36.   Ready to Rumble
  37.   That's That Shit
  38.   Round Out the Tank
  39.   It Yearns
  40.   Dick on the Track
  41.   Ain't No Limit
  42.   13 Years
  43.   Born 2 Be a Soldier featuring Master P
  44.   I'm
  45.   Original
  46.   Oochie Pop
  47.   Shake Ya A** by Pharrell Williams
  48.   Ooooh Yeah
  49.   Smoked Out
  50.   U Would If U Could
  51.   Big Truck Boys
  52.   The Edge of the Blade
  53.   U Can't Handle This
  54.   Mind of Mystikal
  55.   That Nigga Ain't Shit!
  56.   Out That Boot Camp Clicc. by Black Menace
  57.   Not That Nigga
  58.   Fell Back by Lil' Kano
  59.   Pussy Pop
  60.   That's the Rapper
  61.   Hypno
  62.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  63.   Paper Stack
  64.   [Untitled]
  65.   The Braids
  66.   Jump
  67.   Neck uv da Woods
  68.   What's Your Alias?
  69.   Yaah!
  70.   Whacha Want, Whacha Need
  71.   Keep It Hype
  72.   Shine
  73.   We Got the Clout by Mia X
  74.   What Cha Think
  75.   Smoke Something
  76.   Beware
  77.   Born Spitta
  78.   The New Guy
  79.   That's the Shit
  80.   The Return
  81.   Alright
  82.   Family
  83.   I Rock, I Roll
  84.   Ain't Gonna See Tomorrow
  85.   Let's Go Do It
  86.   Stack Yo Chips
  87.   The Stick Up
  88.   Life Ain't Cool
  89.   Ghetto Fabulous
  90.   Gangstas featuring Master P
  91.   Mr. Hood Critic
  92.   Dedicated to Michelle Tyler
  93.   Did I Do It
  94.   Outro
  95.   P***y Pop
  96.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  97.   Sleepin' with Me by O'Dell

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