The 50 Best Songs of the Year 2000

The year 2000 looms large in pop culture history: the Y2k non-scare, the Seinfeld "Newmannium" episode, the "In the Year 2000" sketch from Conan O'Brien's…
SPIN Staff / September 25, 2020

Mystikal Pleads Not Guilty to Rape and Kidnapping

New Orleans rapper Mystikal, born Michael Tyler, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. Tyler and an accomplice were indicted in September for an assault that…
Tosten Burks / December 18, 2017

Mystikal Indicted on Rape and Kidnapping Charges

In August, Mystikal turned himself into Louisiana authorities who had an arrest warrant out of the rapper on first-degree rape charges. The charges stemmed from an…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 20, 2017

Mystikal Wanted for Alleged Rape in Louisiana

Police in Shreveport, Louisiana, have reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of Mystikal, the New Orleans rapper born Michael Tyler, for a rape that allegedly…
Andy Cush / August 21, 2017

Mark Ronson Hires a Child Mystikal Impersonator for ‘Feel Right’ Video

When the Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson strides onstage in Mark Ronson's new music video for his Uptown Special cut, "Feel Right," it's hard to imagine how, exactly,…
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2015

Mark Ronson and Mystikal ‘Feel Right’ on ‘Fallon’

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon may shoot in Midtown Manhattan, but that didn't stop Mark Ronson from stopping by Tuesday night and dazzling the…
James Grebey / February 11, 2015

Mark Ronson and New Orleans Rapper Mystikal ‘Feel Right’ in New Song

If you asked us who we thought British mega-producer Mark Ronson was going to team up with next, we certainly wouldn't have guessed that it would…
James Grebey / November 24, 2014

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Mystikal, Possessed by the Ghost of James Brown on ‘Hit Me’

On Sunday, Das Racist officially broke up, and that's a bummer. The big Das Racist joke, it turns out, was that there was no joke.
Brandon Soderberg / December 7, 2012

Hear Mystikal Become Crunk James Brown for Amazing ‘Hit Me’ Track

New Orleans scream-cee and former No Limit barker Mystikal has had a rocky ride since he was released from jail nearly three years ago. After…
Chris Martins / December 7, 2012

Lil Wayne Joins Cavalcade of Rappers at SXSW ’12

Last week, we learned Lil Wayne was skating down to SXSW this year, but nobody would confirm whether he was playing a show. But in…
Devon Maloney / March 13, 2012

Mystikal Is Back, Living Large With Lil Wayne in ‘Original’ Clip

Mystikal needs to take his own advice. The New Orleans party-starter's rambunctious rasp of a voice remains every bit the sonic treat it once was,…
Marc Hogan / March 12, 2012

Mystikal Returns Home to New Orleans

Throwing a show in one of New Orleans' biggest theatres, the 2100-capacity Municipal Auditorium, on Mardi Gras night -- after the entire city has spent…
Alison Fensterstock / February 17, 2010

Rapper Mystikal Released From Jail

New Orleans rapper Mystikal was released from jail last week after spending six years behind bars on sexual battery and extortion convictions.
Peter Gaston / January 21, 2010