's debut album, Mind of Mystikal
, was an uneven collection of street-oriented G-funk, hampered equally by unimaginative songs and cheap production, courtesy of the No Limit team. Between that record and its follow-up, Unpredictable
, both Mystikal
and No Limit improved exponentially, resulting in a record that was considerably stronger than its predecessor, even if it was far from perfect. Like Mind of Mystikal
is essentially bare-bones, hard-hitting, vulgar gangsta rap. There's nothing new in the beats or in Mystikal
's rhymes, but the execution is much better than before. Even though the album runs much longer than it should, dedicated hardcore hip-hop fans will be able to find enough highlights to make wading through the murk a worthwhile task.