The life of the American rapper who had also appeared in movies has gone through a life of struggle, pain, feuds, rape, punishments and high recognition for his works. Under Big Boy Records he made his debut in the rapping world.

His album “Let’s Get Ready” in 2000 was enriched by a single “Danger (Been So Long)” stricken #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop. The most talented rapper was honored by the ‘Soul Train Music Award’ under the category for ‘The Best Video of the Year.’ He is the favorite rapper Mystikal who had nominated for Grammy Awards. Along with his musical journey, Mystikal had also appeared in some movies which include ’13 Dead Men’ which was released in 2003 then after he acted in some more films.

Particularly from his career in rap, Mystikal had earned dollars along with his fame. He realized a massive 2.2 million dollars from “Let’s Get Ready.” Mystikal had also earned $500 thousand from the sales of Goodfellas and Tarantula. Along with his rapping endeavor, he had also earned quite handsomely from the videos on the YouTube. His channel has gathered more than half a million subscribers who put more money in his pocket. Along with this he also has movies under which had contributed to his earnings.

Whatever his source the famous rapper had so far accumulated $3 millions as his estimated net worth.

Early life

From the beginning, he was not Mystikal rather he was named as Michael Lawrence Tyler by his parents. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States of America on 22nd September 1970.

Other than the fact that his father used to run a small store there is no further information available about his early childhood days; even there is no mention of his mother. One more vital fact is known that his father died when he was just a boy of seven. It can be guessed how he grew up with his sister Michelle Tyler. It is reported that Mystikal has attended Cohen High School for his education.

After that, he joined the army at a very young age. Before putting his steps in the rapping career, he was there in the US Army. He served the army in the historical Gulf conflict. He was born with a Virgo zodiac sign and holds the American nationality with a black ethnicity. After coming back from the Gulf, Mystikal had worked as a security guard in the New Orleans.


LL Cool J had a great influence on the musical life of this well-known rapper. He began his musical career in one concert which was featured with Doug E. Fresh and Run-D.M.C. He was watched by the Big Boy Records and his performance on the track of ‘Not That Nigga’ gave him the opportunity to sign in with the Label. By a self-titled album through the Big Boys Records, he made his debut in the rapping world in 1994 June. A year later, in October 1995 the same album was redesigned under ‘Mind O Mystikal’ by BMG and Jiva Records.

Master P’s No Limit Record approached him in 1996 and 1997 Mystikal second album ‘Unpredictable’ was on the racks of the various musical store. It was a huge success for Mystikal and a guarantee for long rapping career. On the Billboard 200, the album reached #3 spot. RIAA got in the success story of the album by giving it the Platinum. A single “Ain’t No Limit” of this album left a lasting effect in the minds of rap lovers. In December 1998 the same Label released another album titles ‘Ghetto Fabulous’. The first week of the release saw 386 thousand copies in possession of his fans. In the Ghetto some prominent celebrities gave their fabulous performance. To name few, there was Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Busta Rhymes, Naughty By Nature and some more.

In September 2000 Mystikal got massive applause from all corners when the album “Let’s Get Ready” was released. The best-sold album of his life got the certification of 2x Platinum. In the United States alone, more than 2 million copies were sold. Mystikal became the talk of the town rather any town. Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums both ranked the album #1 on their charts. “Shake Ya Ass,” a single of this album reached some amazing popularity. In 2001 Mystikal fifth album ‘Tarantula’ surged a huge wave of the singer all around the globe. In its production, The Neptune, Juvenile, Scott Storch and KLC and some more eminent personalities contributed. Including the ‘Best Rap Album,’ Tarantule got two nominations for the Grammy Award.

The huge success story made an automatic entry in the movies and television world. Mystikal made his appearance in the movie ‘I Got the Hook Up’ in 1998. After this, he kept on appearing in many more films.

In 2002 he was featured in “Makin’ Baby,” in “13 Dead Men” which was released in 2003 under the direction of Art Camacho, Mystikal impressed a lot with his role as the character of ‘Caj.’ Some more films in which he appeared include ‘Mac & Devin Go to High School,’ ‘Blues for Life,‘ ‘My Side Piece’ and ‘Mississippi Turntup.’  As far as his TV appearance is concerned, he gave his appearance in ‘We Are the Beginning’ which was cast in 2012.

Personal life

The success of this personality in his career has not retained him from the deep which does not match his height. Though father of his son Million and the daughter My’chelle but there hardly any information available about his wife.

Mystikal perhaps does not regard his misdemeanor as grievous as a man of his repute should consider and so have repeated the same number of times. He served as a prisoner for six years for a sex offense. Again he repeated the blunder and warrant were issued against the rapper.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Michael Lawrence Tyler

Date of Birth: 22nd September 1970

Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 48 Year Old

Profession: Rapper, Actor

Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches / 180 cm

Weight: 88 Kg / 194 Pounds

Net worth: $3 Million