Mystikal is an American Rapper and actor. His unique talent was instrumental in making of his debut Album ‘Mystikal’ (1994) which achieved the rare distinction of reaching number one in the Top Heatseekers Chart meant for highlighting new and developing artists. Mystikal was also nominated for a Grammy. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Mystikal in 2019.
Early life and biography:
Mystikal was born on September 22, 1970, in New Orleans. His early life did not indicate his talent to become a famous Rapper. He graduated from Walter L. Cohen School in New Orleans.
He joined US Army in 1988 and served there as a Combat Engineer during Gulf war. He was sent to Military prison for being off base even when he was required to be present. He spent his time in Military service performing raps in NCO clubs.
After getting discharged from Military Service, he joined as an undercover security guard in the Carrollton Shopping Centre.
Mystikal’s marital status is not known. He is the father of a son, Million and a daughter, Michelle born nine months later. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual battery offence in January 2004. Two years later he was sentenced to one year for tax evasion charge.
Career, awards, and nominations:
Mystikal released his debut Album ‘Mystikal’ in 1994 under the Record Label ‘Big Boy Records’. It achieved a major success for him. His second Album ‘Mind of Mystikal’ became famous for the song ‘Not that Nigga’. His sister Michelle Tyler sang in the chorus for the song.
His professional rivalry with Lil Wayne became more intense after his sister’s untimely death, but they became collaborators later on. In 1995 he signed with Jive Records to release the Album ‘Mind of Mystikal ‘. He released ‘Unpredictable’ in 1997 under the Label ‘No Limit Records’ He also released ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ under the Label in the year 1999.
His other song of the Album ‘Shake Ya Ass’ became very popular and was featured as a background score of many movies. In 2001 he released his solo Album ‘Bouncing Back (Bumping me against the wall)’. This was widely acclaimed, and he was nominated for a Grammy for the song.
In 2015 he appeared o Steve Stone’s single ‘Rain Dance’.
In the year 2001, Mystikal was the winner of Soul Train Award for the song ‘Mystikal-Shake Ya Ass’-Bet R & B/Soul or Rap Music Video.
In the year 2003 Mystikal was nominated for a Grammy for the Album ‘Tarantula’- Best Rap Album.
Net Worth and earnings:
Mystikal’s Net Worth is estimated at $4.5 million. His career graph showed a steady rise starting with his very successful Album ‘Mystikal’ to his Grammar Award nominated Album released in 2003.
Both his solo Albums and his albums with song labels were quite popular and earned him a steady income and contributed to his Net Worth.
Mystikal’s talent for Rapping came to the fore later in his life after his stint in the Military service. He courted controversy, was convicted for felonies and tax evasion but came out of it and carved a place for himself amongst great rappers of the country.