These rappers once had their chance in the spotlight but for some reason simply faded into the background. Hot today, gone tomorrow. Are they in jail? Did they quit? Financial troubles? Career bludgeoned beyond recovery by a brutal rap beef? If you’re a hip-hop fan, we know you’ve probably wondered about some of them.
Check out these 15 rappers who disappeared on us and find out where they are now.
After years of making music on the rap scene, signing to indie label Big Boy Records and later No Limit Records, Michael Lawrence Tyler aka Mystikal dropped his 5th album Lets Get Ready in 2000. The former security guard hit it big with his singles “Shake Ya A**” and “Danger (Been So Long),” helping the album debut at number one and making Mystikal a platinum selling artist. His follow-up album Tarantula earned him Grammy nominations in 2003, but that same year he was indicted on sexual battery and extortion charges for forcing his hairstylist to perform sexual acts. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison and released in 2010. Now signed to former rival label Cash Money, Mystikal is working on a new album.