Mystikal Plots His Comeback, Preps Summer Mixtape

A year after his release from prison, the Tarantula is ready to get back on the hip-hop horse.

Released from prison in January 2010 after serving six years, Mystikal has been taking his time returning to the spotlight. Now, the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper will release his comeback mixtape in June or July, with a studio album to follow shortly after.

“The mixtape. I’ve gotta do it one step at a time. The first step is to let ‘em know that I am home. I’ma drop this mixtape,” he told KPRS’ Brooklyn Martino. “I really didn’t drop anything when I first came home. I put a couple little singles out just to let ‘em know I’m here, but now, I’m finna drop the mixtape. Since I’ve been performing for a year and people know I’m home, I’ll get a big buzz with the mixtape and after that, here come the album.”

The gravel-voiced MC is pleased with how fans have welcomed him home. “It’s been humbling, first of all, just to come home after six years. And when I left six years ago, the hands were in the air,” he continued. “Kind of left abruptly in a disarray. So to come home six years later and the hands still in the air, that’s pretty awesome.

He also hinted at a Tech N9ne collaboration. “I think so,” he said of a potential duet. “Once again, it’s an art form. Tech N9ne, he is definitely a true artist. He’s one of the pioneers of what he do. It’s unique, it’s eclectic. He’s in his own lane.”

And though he’s still signed to Jive Records, he’s unsure if his next album will be released on the label. “It’s yet to be seen,” he added. “We’ll see. But whatever’s gonna come out of it, it’s going to be awesome. It’s going to be powerful.”

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20 Comments

  • S. Perrotta

    So good to have him back - I just hope he does a few joints with Mannie Fresh and KLC, that real N'Wahleans sound...

  • DL Dub

    Yo my homie was lookin a Brooklyn Martino like "Bitch after this interview I'ma ride that ass like a kawasaki" Big ups though I'm glad he's gettin closer to droppin his album, I cant wait. Mystikal and Strange Music? WHAT?! Geeeet ummmmm

  • Anonymous

    Ask that woman he fucked over how she feel about this shit. Yeah he is a underrated lyricist but he is also a shitbag for what he did to that woman. I know some people are not gonna like what I have to say but the truth is the truth.

    • Anonymous

      STOP TALKING ABOUT MY DAWG HE DIDNT RAPE HER HE GOT HEAD HE JUST WASNT THINKIN EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES EVEN YOU THALL SHALL NOT JUDGE

    • Anonymous

      JUNE ,JULY HAS CAME AND GONE HE AINT DROPPING A DAM THING THATS MY DAWG BUT THEY TAKIN FOREVER JIVE WANT THERE ALBUM OUT THE WAY FIRST

    • Anonymous

      WHERES THE DAM MIXTAPE HE SHOOTING WAMMYS

    • dmize-one

      i guess dumb ass, sheltered minds think alike..

    • dmize-one

      @anon- my mom/grandma/aunt wouldnt be trying to extort tens of thousands of dollars from dude BEFORE those bogus ass forced sex claims... so how i would feel about it is irrelevant... the point is the bitch acted grimey as fuck.. grimey gets what grimey does.. karmas a bitch...

    • Jace

      If your dumbass really believe Mystikal took that pussy then you probably believe Pac and Tyson did it too. I dont believe he raped anybody especially since at the time of his charge Mystikal was at the top of the game and pussy was being thrown at him. Mystikal aint rape nobody fuck the dumbshit. Anyway a mixtape my Mystikal would be a great look especially if Tech's on it. I been waiting on the album. Mystikal doin big thangs

    • Anonymous

      @dmizeone: I wonder how would you feel if that was your mom,aunt,grandma etc. You get what im trying to say. I guess perverted minds think a like.

    • dmizeone

      shit, that bitch was tryin to extort tens of thousands of dollars from dude before any of that shit went down... that bitch got what she deserved....

  • merk

    he's fucking mystikal, why is he wasting time trying to make everyone take notice to him? just drop your album after hype dog shit we know who you are already. mystikal will always be the shit, we never forgot you!!

  • THRILLER

    1st off I cant wait 4 his album...but, gotdamit i'm tired of all this mixtape shit..we already kno ur home..& + hot music will speak 4 itself mixtape or not..Lil Wayne demon ass started this mixtape bullshit!!!...Death 2 the Mixtape!!

    • Enlightened

      Hell yeah. Thank you! Mixtapes is dumb as fuck and I don't believe he really want to do that. Why is hip-hop the only industry in the world that doesn't understand the basic concept of supply and demand. The more mixtapes out, the less real CDs that will be bought. Period. Mixtapes should be for new niggas who stuck on the block and can't get an album out only. Period.

  • Anonymous

    He is respected in the south and he still can drop hot music.

  • The MG

    Cool thing seeing Mystikal getting back into the game. After hearing his comeback verse on Lloyd's "Set Me Free", he still got it. Can't wait to see what he puts out.

  • Anonymous

    peopel don't liek his delivery, but if you listen to his lyrics, he is one of the most creative and often inspiraitonal lyricists period

  • Mississippi

    Underrated lyricist, a lot of people don't understand him but he always went hard. he may not go platinum but ima support him. Fuck bootleggers, Support Hip-Hop

  • kennyken

    this is one of the only cats that served his time gracefully and still keeps the same good sense of humor. big ups to mystikal.

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