It’s been 11 years since Mystikal’s last album, but when his 2012 album Original finally does drop, the energetic bounce master promises that he will deliver in a big way.
“I’m telling you, this album is gonna be so well worth the wait, Sway, believe that,” Mystikal told MTV News’ Sway Calloway on Wednesday’s “RapFix Live.”
The truth is, even if it wasn’t “worth the wait,” would a rapper really say otherwise? Mystikal acknowledged that his boasts may seem cliché, but that “those who know who I am know that I mean that.”
Mystikal was released from prison in 2010 after a six-year bid and has been balancing music with his family life. He now has four children; two 12-year-olds, a 1-year-old and a 2-month-old. Now that his home life is in order, Mystikal is fully focused on the music. “I try to record every day, every day, just get it in,” he said.
Last week he debuted the video for the LP’s first single, “Original.” Flanked by Birdman and Lil Wayne, the Tarantula delivers a spirited performance standing atop a piano in a lavish mansion. “Back to the top from the jailhouse,” he spits triumphantly.
On Original, fans can expect even more collaborations from Cash Money/Young Money artists. “Busta [Rhymes] was one of the first artists I worked with when I first came home,” he said. “Busta came out there, came all the way to Baton Rouge. I’m talking about we got it in.”
What about Drake? “No, that’s coming,” Mystikal promised.
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