Mystikal Drops ‘Let’s Get Ready’ Album: Today in Hip-Hop
On this day, Sept. 26 in hip-hop history...
2000: Having already established himself as one of the most memorable voices to come out of the South, NOLA rapper Mystikal cemented his name in hip-hop history with his fourth solo album Let's Get Ready, released on Sept. 26, 2000. The 17-track album houses some of the biggest singles of Mystikal's career including "Shake Ya Ass" and "Danger (Been So Long)."
The Neptunes-produced, hi-hat heavy bass knocker "Shake Ya Ass" showed off the raspy-voiced rapper's best qualities: raunch, rhythm and unrelenting lyrical delivery. The song enjoyed heavy airplay and is arguably Mystikal's biggest hit. Any '90s baby will tell you the video for "Shake Ya Ass," directed by Little X, is nothing short of rap club cinematic genius. "Shake Ya Ass" peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Let's Get Ready featured pristine production from the likes of The Neptunes, KLC and The Medicine Men (also known as Beats by the Pound) and guest vocals from OutKast, Pharrell, Petey Pablo and Nivea. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its 2000 release and to date is certified double platinum by the RIAA.
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