Michael Lawrence Tyler is an American rapper and actor. His professional name is Mystikal. His life is very controversial so far. He went to prison for being guilty. His last studio album is Tarantula. His career started in the early 90s. Let’s find out how much is Mystikal’s net worth in 2018.
Mystikal Early Life
When Mystikal was very young, his family moved to New Orleans. His dad used to run a small store. He died when Mystical was just seven. From early ages, he was very fond of breakdancing and used to do rapping and rhyming. He used to call himself ‘Mystikal Mike’. He went to Cohen High School, Though was an average student, he loved to study astronomy and science. After the graduation, he joined the United States Armed Forces as Combat Engineer.
In his army days, he took classes for business and psychology. He performed raps in many NCO clubs. After his discharge from the army, he returned home, and he started to work as a security guard in a shopping centre. Through his performance in Theme Center of ‘Not That Nigga’, he succeeded in getting the attention of the of Big Boy Records. After the show, he signed a contract.
In 1994 Big Boy Records release his first album ‘Mystikal’.It was one of the most successful albums of the record label, and it was the major success for the artist also. Mystikal had a rivalry with U.N.L.V, The B.Gz, and Lil Wayne, who signed with another record label in New Orleans.
After the death of his sister with whom he was very much attached and who collaborated in the song ‘Not That Nigga’, he was having a hard time. After that Lil Wayne and he decided to become collaborators. He signed a contract with Jive Records and released his album ‘Mind of Mystikal’. The next year he signed to another label No Limit Records, and he released Unpredictable in November.
His last album with the label was Ghetto Fabulous, release in 1998. His next album Let’s Get Ready reached the number one position in Billboard 200 Top Album chart. He went to jail because he was found guilty of the extortion charge and sexual battery charges. In 2010 after his release he was registered as a sex offender.
Awards & achievements
He received a soul train award. In the year of 2003, he was nominated for the Grammy Awards for his album Tarantula in the Best Rap Album category. He was also nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Net worth of Mystikal
His estimated net worth is $3 million. In his career, he has released six studio albums. He earned $500,000 from his album Goodfellas with 504 Boyz. This was certified as gold by RIAA. He earned $2,277,000 from his album Let’s Get Ready. It was certified as 2x platinum by RIAA and Music Canada Certified it as gold. From his last studio album tarantula, he earned $500,000. This was also considered as gold by RIAA.
He was one of the most famous rappers from the Dirty South. Mystikal is currently single. He had one public relationship though. He was dating author Karrine Steffans who was eight years younger than the rapper.