Tag Archives: Mystikal

Protecting Dave Bartholomew’s Legacy

The modest, wood-frame house at 1616 N. Galvez St. looks pretty much like all its neighbors, but the front door leads to a dynastic kingdom inside. Walk through the sparsely furnished living room and you come to the office of Bang-N-Records and the Bartholomew Boyz, where the sons and grandsons of New Orleans music pioneer [...]

First Listen: Madd Wikkid Party at Pres Hall… Don’t Tell Nobody!

Shhhhh…. mild-mannered, crazy-haired Preservation Hall Jazz Band recording engineer Earl Scioneaux III’s madcap alter ego the Madd Wikkid is going to be bringing down the hallowed halls of preservation this Saturday night (September 28) to celebrate the release of his latest mixtape Don’t Tell Nobody. A mind-bending, booty-popping four-song mashup of NOLA-grown funk, soul, hip-hop, [...]

New Orleans Rap Royalty Co-Host “Day Out Against Crime”

When you think of music to share with your kids, Master P and Mystikal may not be the very first artists to come to mind. But both rap superstars are performing together in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 3. And it’s not just any show: Their reunion at Behrman Stadium will be the finale of [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: May 9 – 15, 2013

Hungry for live music..? Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of May 9 – May 15, 2013 featuring: J. Monque’D, Davis Rogan, Davell Crawford, Mystikal, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Gregory Agid and the Creole String Beans.   May 9May 10May 11May 12 May 13May 14May [...]

The BEAT Goes On: A 25 Year Retrospective of OffBeat Magazine

OffBeat Magazine, the foremost authority on Louisiana music and one of the world’s longest-running jazz and roots music publications, celebrates its 25th anniversary with this issue. Here, we give a pithy history of how the publication grew in tandem with the popularity of the city and state of Louisiana’s music scene as it recaptured the [...]

Jazz Fest Friday: Mystikal, Theresa Andersson, Feufollet & Ani DiFranco

Friday at Jazz Fest was a good day for a lot of interesting music, even though little that I saw was wholly successful. Yvette Landry’s honky tonk and western swing knocked me out like it didlast year and was the most spot-on music I heard, while Mystikal was the most curious. I missed the start [...]

Galactic, Carnivale Electricos (Anti- Records)

On Carnivale Electricos, Galactic delivers exactly what the title promises. The funk band turns its attention to Carnival music, and electricity is central to every track. Carnival in New Orleans, Rio and Cajun Country may rely on acoustic instruments, but like From the Corner to the Block and Ya-Ka-May, Carnivale Electricos is the product of [...]

YouTube du Jour: Mystikal

Yesterday, Cash Money Records announced the signing of Mystikal and his first track, “Original,” with guest spots by Lil Wayne and Birdman. “Gimme my mantle back,” he raps with his trademark flamethrower flow. It’s audio only and, strangely, features the image of Lil Wayne and not Mystikal. Still, it’s good to have him back. For [...]

New Carnival Music from Galactic

Galactic has finished a new album, Carnivale Electricos which puts a new spin on the Carnival record by musically addressing not only Mardi Gras but Carnival in Brazil. This time around, the large stable of musical guests includes Louisiana artists Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Corey Henry, John Michael Rouchell, Maggie Koerner, [...]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Mystikal

“I do most of the morning cooking. I’m the breakfast chef. I grew up in New Orleans, Uptown, in the 12th ward, a block off of Louisiana and a block off of Tchoupitoulas. My mom cooked everything. Gumbo, all the traditional New Orleans cuisine; the red beans, the crawfish etouffee. She got down, from the [...]