Exclusive: Mystikal Denied Parole

Louisiana rapper Mystikal's bid for freedom was recently denied by a parole board, AllHipHop.com has learned.

Mystikal is currently serving a 6-year sentence for sexual battery and extortion, after he forced his hairstylist to perform sexual acts on him and videotaped the incident, after the woman allegedly stole $80,000 in checks.

The parole board’s ruling means that the chart-topping rapper, who has been incarcerated since 2003, will in all likelihood finish out his full sentence, which equates to roughly two years.

The rapper, born Michael Tyler, is being housed in a prison in Homer, Louisiana.

Sources told AllHipHop.com that Mystikal is maintaining a positive attitude during his incarceration.

"Mystikal is in great spirits, despite the parole board's decision not to release him," a source told AllHipHop.com. "He's been writing and focused on his career once he is finally released."

Mystikal, a Desert Storm veteran, released several critically acclaimed albums for record labels like Big Boy, Master P.’s No Limit Records and major label, Jive Records.

The Grammy-nominated rapper broke through in 2000 with the hit singles "Danger" featuring Nivea, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart and "Shake Ya Ass," a hit single produced by The Neptunes.

Mystikal’s most recent album was Tarantula, which spawned the single "Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin Me Against the Wall)."

He can also be heard on Ludacris’ "Move B**ch," and Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz’ single "I Don’t Give a F**k."