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Don't mistake the rollicking, cantankerous, belligerent, and scattershot verbal delivery of Mystikal as a marker of ignorance. Behind those layers of verbal masking lies some of the most insightful and capable lyricism com... more »
Don't mistake the rollicking, cantankerous, belligerent, and scattershot verbal delivery of Mystikal as a marker of ignorance. Behind those layers of verbal masking lies some of the most insightful and capable lyricism coming out of the entire No Limit camp. Not that that's a high bar to cross, but Mystikal is apt to fall into the cracks, too easily dismissed as a vocal novelty. On Unpredictable, supported by the requisite Beats by the Pound production team, he dances with the usual themes, though his lyrics and presence are a notch above the rest. Most absorbing are "Murder 2" and "Shine," both tracks written for his murdered sister. The latter is an ode, and the former a harrowing fantasy of revenge against her killer, both delivered with an additional, pained twinge of vocal expressivity. --Jon Caramanica
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Unpredictably his best album
Nuisance | Miami | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mystikal was doing his thing with Jive before No Limit. Mind Of Mystikal was great and I didnt think was going to top that one until I heard this one. The first track Born 2 Be A Soldier was slammin(even though they could have kept Silkk away from that song). Murder 2 picks up where Murderer on the first album left off as Mystikal lets off some steam at his sister's killer. Unpredictable, 13 Years, U Cant Handle This, The Man Right Chea is Mystikal at his best. As usual Mystikal always has his smoke record on each album and Still Smokin' is the best one out of all of them. D*** On The Track and It Yearns(which samples T La Rock's Its Yours) are Mystikal flexing his lyrical muscles and he does a good job too. Even though this album is tight it does have its flaws. Silkk The Shocker should have never been on Aint No Limit and Born 2 Be A Soldier. Sleeping With Me is kind of bland and Gangstas(features Snoop and Master P) was soso. The album ends with a nice tribute to his sister which is called Shine. Bottom Line: Mystikal was at his best on Unpredictable which is his best album to date. He was hungrier here than he sounds now and the production was great. This unquestionably one of the best No Limit releases. Standout Tracks: BORN 2 BE A SOLDIER, MURDER 2, 13 YEARS, UNPREDICTABLE, GHETTO CHILD, HERE WE GO, STILL SMOKIN, U CANT HANDLE THIS, THE MAN RIGHT CHEA, D*** ON THE TRACK and IT YEARNS."
Mystical in my top 5 best rappers of all time...
cnote024 | TEXAS mothaucca is were i stay!!! | 04/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"mystical is sick he can rap slow he flip it and he can be metaphorical with it the only other rapper out there that can do that is luda but what people dont understand is that mystical has been doing this for 12 years still selling gold and platinum albums and so called mc's in new york or the east may have invented the game but please dog dont hate on the souf cuz we comin... p.s. never bite the d*ck that feed u suckas mystical's crunk dog. "haters"....."