Ah, Mystikal. A pioneer in movement to dumb down hip hop. Now that he’s back, we just have to find Mia X and we can have that long-awaited No Limit reunion.
Mystikal has high hopes for a comeback. Initially, you might think it would be hard for him to find a place in today’s music landscape. His last album, Tarantula, was released waaaay back in 2001 – there’s a whole new generation of music fans now on the scene. But I think he has all the tools to make it big in 2010. Check them out:
1. Ridiculous catchphrase
You people can’t tell me that you enjoy songs by OJ Da Juiceman and Gucci Mane because of their thought-provoking lyrics. No, I bet you bop along to them because you like that they randomly spit foolishness like ‘aye!’ and ‘burrr!’
Well Mystikal has ‘em all beat. “Shake It Fast” is nothing but a bunch of ad-libs. “Shake it fast!” “Watch yo’self!” “Showmewhatyaworkinwit!” I can’t understand anything else in that song BUT those ad-libs. It would be an even bigger hit today than it was in 2000.
2. Marketable look
All of today’s stars look like someone more famous than they are.
Nicki Minaj – Lil Kim
Kanye West – Steve Urkel
Mystikal – Miss Celie
3. Jail stint