18 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mystikal was the last rapper anyone expected to cross over to the mainstream. His delivery fluctuated wildly between a menacing whisper and a full-blown scream, often within the span of a few seconds. His songs portrayed an artist at once certifiably dangerous and unapologetically silly. Beneath his violent mood swings, fans must have detected something lovable, because by the time “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long)” were released in 2000, Mystikal was one of America's most popular rappers. Of course, a big part of this success was due to The Neptunes, whose snappy beats were quickly becoming the dominant paradigm of mainstream hip-hop. The crispness of The Neptunes' style energized Mystikal, who knew just what to do with sharp edges. Besides its two hit singles, Let’s Get Ready features a handful of overlooked songs produced by Southern rap masterminds like KLC (“Big Truck Boys”), Mo B. Dick (“I Rock, I Roll”), and Earthtone III (“The Braids”). In 2000, Mystikal was one of only a few rappers who could match OutKast for unbridled creative energy, an affinity evidenced by their classic duet “Neck Uv Da Woods.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mystikal was the last rapper anyone expected to cross over to the mainstream. His delivery fluctuated wildly between a menacing whisper and a full-blown scream, often within the span of a few seconds. His songs portrayed an artist at once certifiably dangerous and unapologetically silly. Beneath his violent mood swings, fans must have detected something lovable, because by the time “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long)” were released in 2000, Mystikal was one of America's most popular rappers. Of course, a big part of this success was due to The Neptunes, whose snappy beats were quickly becoming the dominant paradigm of mainstream hip-hop. The crispness of The Neptunes' style energized Mystikal, who knew just what to do with sharp edges. Besides its two hit singles, Let’s Get Ready features a handful of overlooked songs produced by Southern rap masterminds like KLC (“Big Truck Boys”), Mo B. Dick (“I Rock, I Roll”), and Earthtone III (“The Braids”). In 2000, Mystikal was one of only a few rappers who could match OutKast for unbridled creative energy, an affinity evidenced by their classic duet “Neck Uv Da Woods.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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Mystikals Back

Mystikal is one of the best to ever come out of the south, 5 times better than Lil Wayne, and hes out of jail ready to drop another great album. By the way for the guy under me Mystikal came before DMX. Mystikals first album dropped in 1994 while DMXs in 1998.

mike =) ,

i only lik shake ya as*

so ya

Dellisellis ,

Mr Man RIght Here!

Great Album, Mystikal proved why he was, is, and always will be the best rapper out of Louisiana. Now.... Can Itunes put the whole album for sale instead of 18 individual songs?

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