Michael Lawrence Tyler, better known by his stage name Mystikal, is an American rapper, and actor from New Orleans.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mystikal.


1970 Birth Born on September 22, 1970.


1995 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Mystikal's debut album, Mystikal, was released on New Orleans-based independent record label Big Boy Records in 1995. … Read More
1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 27 Years Old In late 1998, he released Ghetto Fabulous.
1999 28 Years Old 1 More Event
That was his last album with the label, and he left later in 1999 to go on his own.


2001 - 2002 2 More Events
The well received album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2003, and Mystikal was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance that same year.
2004 33 Years Old On January 15, 2004, Tyler was sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to forcing his hairstylist to perform sex acts. … Read More
2005 34 Years Old In August 2005, while incarcerated on the state sexual battery and extortion charges, Mystikal was charged federally with two misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns for 1998 and 1999.
2006 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 12, 2006, he was convicted in federal court of the tax offenses, but was allowed to serve the one-year federal sentence concurrent with his six-year state sentence. … Read More
2007 36 Years Old On January 11, 2007, Mystikal was released from custody on the federal misdemeanor tax convictions (as his one-year sentence had expired), but he remained in custody on the six-year sentence for the Louisiana state felony convictions. … Read More
2010 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He was released January 14, 2010. … Read More


2012 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 22, 2012, Mystikal was arrested again following a dispute with his domestic partner and was later given a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery.
2014 43 Years Old In 2014, Mystikal recorded "Feel Right" for Mark Ronson's Uptown Special. The song and video were released in 2015. In December 2015, the album was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including a win with "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars for Record of the Year.
2015 44 Years Old Also in 2015, Mystikal appeared on Stevie Stone's Single Rain Dance with Tech N9ne from the 2015 release Malta Bend.
2016 45 Years Old 1 More Event
As of February 2016, Mystikal was touring the United States.
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