“Somebodysaidyouwaslookingforme? Here I go!”
While it’s been six years since anyone was able to hear those trademark phrases in that distinctive, raspy growl, Michael Tyler b.k.a. MC Mystikal is breathing air as a free man.
In 2004, the rapper was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to forcing his hairstylist to perform sex acts (which included oral sex and sodomy). He also admitted to extortion. The rapper and two bodyguards forced the woman to perform various sexual acts, and accused her of stealing $80,000 in cheques. Mystikal initially denied the assault, but confessed after a videotape of the crime was found at his home. Bodyguards Leland “Pokie” Ellis and Vercy “V” Carter also pled guilty to sexual battery.
Over half a decade of incarceration is like an eternity in the music biz. Seeing that Crunk and Auto-Tune lived and died in his absence, what will be the trend that Mystikal latches on to get back in the race? How bout releasing a hard drive’s worth of mixtapes and EP’s in under a year? Yeahhh, that will make him relevant!
He’s already wasted no time getting back in the press. After being released last night, he hit up New Orleans’ Q93 for some Q&A and sounded optimistic and enthusiastic the entire time.
Download — Mystikal Interview On Q93 1/14/10