Mystikal is moving from the arachnid family to the royal family.
For his follow-up to last year's Tarantula, the Louisiana rapper will
declare himself The Prince of the South.
Although Mystikal just hit the studio with longtime producer KLC (Ludacris,
Destiny's Child), he said at Tuesday's BET Awards he expects to release the
album before the end of the year (see "Ja
Rule, Missy, B2K Win, Suge And Snoop Exchange Words At BET Awards").
As for the direction of The Prince of the South, the rapper is
sticking with his signature sound a blend of Dirty South beats and
James Brown-like vocals.
"I'm gonna do what I do. Y'all know what I bring. Danger!" Mystikal said,
referring to his hit single "Danger (Been So Long)." "I kind of let the
beats guide it. You know, ... as long as the music is hot, it's gonna be a
Mystikal released Tarantula in December and scored with the hit
"Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall)" (see "Mystikal Screams On Bin Laden But Keeps Party Vibe On
Tarantula"). Since then, he has been featured on soundtracks for
"Blade II" and "The New Guy."