|Mystikal heads back to lockup for another rape charge.|
Michael Tyler is a Louisiana based-rapper known as Mystikal. The former No Limit rapper is back in trouble again. He is accused of raping a female at a Shreveport casino.
He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
He released the smash album Unpredictable on No Limit Records. That album went two times platinum and put him on the map.
People were bumping Mystikal back in the day. I mean I was a fan.
Mystikal began his rap career in the mid 1990s. He released his debut album on the New Orleans' based music label Big Boy. His debut was hailed as one of the best album the label released. He quickly left the label after he had conflict with future rappers Lil' Wayne, the B.G. and their label Cash Money.
Big Boy and Cash Money had a major beef during the mid-90s. And Mystikal didn't want any part of it. So as Cash Money was dissing him on album, Mystikal struck back. He released Beware and warned the label if they want a problem, bring it.
Mysitkal would soon sign to a major label to release his sophomore album Mind of Mystikal. It caught the eye of a New Orleans-born media mogul who wanted his upstart label to go global.
Percy Miller, Sr. known as Master P saw potential. So he urged Mystikal to sign to No Limit Records.
Mystikal was working a shared deal with No Limit and Jive Records, a division of Zomba Entertainment. He released Unpredictable and it sold 2 million units. He would be on No Limit for at least five years. He would appear on many albums with the label's founder Master P and the No Limit Soldiers.
Mystikal assisted on hooks for C-Murder, Mia X, MAC, Silkk Tha Shocker, Fiend and Snoop Dogg.
He released his final album on the label Ghetto Fabulous. The album went platinum and helped scored Mystikal commercial status.
When 1998 came, Cash Money became a mainstream success. With the signing of local rapper Juvenile, the label relaunched it brand when it signed to Universal Music Group. Cash Money was beginning its mark on history by beating No Limit at its own game, music sales.
No Limit was starting to wane and Mystikal was soon looking for an out.
Mystikal was supposed to release Let's Get Ready to Rumble on No Limit. It didn't happen.
So Mystikal scrapped the album and asked to be released from the label.
The rapper would team up with Beats by the Pound (known as the Medicine Men), Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo to make his album. He shortened the title to Let's Get Ready and released the album in 2000. The album would become an instant success. It would also be his second double platinum album.
The hit songs Shake Ya Ass and Danger (Been So Long) were smash hits and it brought Mystikal into pop culture.
He would be caught up around the time of his final album Tarantula. Around the release, the rapper was doing features with Ludacris, R&B singer Joe Thomas, Lil' Jon and The Eastside Boyz and others.
In 2003, he was caught up in a scandal. He was accused of raping his hairstylist. He accused her of stealing from him. Instead of reporting her to the police, he forced her to perform sexual acts as retribution.
Mystikal soon found himself caught up when the law found the sex tape. He claimed that the act was consensual. It didn't turn out that way and Mystikal would soon plead guilty to the charges.
The rapper who had previous encounters with law enforcement had took a plea deal to avoid a LIFE term in the iron college.
The rapper had spent six years in the iron college for extortion and sexual battery had to register in Offender U. Around that time, his career fell apart.
He also had to add on a few more months to his bid for failing to pay his federal taxes.
After he served his six years in the iron college, he was released. He enrolled in the Offender U and has to report to his probation officer for a lengthy period of time.
During his freedom, he got back to recording music. He was doing guest features on local acts and wanted to rebuild the magic he brought in the 1990s.
He also made peace with Cash Money Records. He would quickly sign to Bryan "Baby" Williams' sub label Rich Gang and got him a featured single with old rival Lil' Wayne.
For a few years, Mystikal was making music. But when Lil' Wayne publicly dissing the label and blaming Williams for stalling acts, Mystikal found Cash Money wasn't really a good venue.
So he departed from the label in 2014 and struck it as an independent act.
So I want to get to what's happened this month. It was a week ago, that the rapper turned himself into the Caddo Parish lockup. He along with Averweone Holman were accused of raping a woman in Shreveport.
The law booked Mystikal on a $2 million get out free card. He and Holman are accused of an incident in 2016 in which a woman claimed the two raped her at a local casino.
The parish boys are looking for the woman to get her side of the story. However, she faded from the radar.
Tenlchla Wafford is wanted by the law for allegedly being an accomplice. In her statement to TMZ, the woman admitted that she did call the victim, but only because they were friends. During the call, she said the woman revealed to her that she was actually, not raped. However it is still unclear whether or not the alleged victim state there was any sexual contact at all among her, Mystikal and Holman.
"Ain't nobody did nothing to that girl," said Wafford. "She even told me --- and yes, I got it on record. That she said ain't nobody did nothing to her. This is some bullshit, though. They done threw me for a loop, because if I would've knew all of this, I wouldn't have even called. I just called to check up on a friend. That's all I was doing."
Wafford is now being charged with witness intimidation.
She is currently on the run and will be caught eventually. She and Holman are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mystikal is a TIER II offender so anything he's done regardless is enough to put in the iron college for LIFE. The rapper should have known better.
So here's a reminder of the days when Mystikal was at his best.