This week, New Orleans, Louisiana Hip Hop veteran Mystikal signed a contract to Cash Money Records. The move was controversial to some, as Mystikal was a former star of Cash Money's onetime local rival, No Limit Records. Additionally, the boisterous rapper had been working with former Cash Money star producer and artist Mannie Fresh prior to the signing.
While rumors have swirled that Mannie's longtime seemingly severed ties with Cash Money would prevent the camps from working together, Fresh's spokesperson contacted HipHopDX this morning to confirm the pair will continue to work together.
In October, Mannie Fresh admitted to DX that recording sessions with Mystikal were stalled temporarily, but that a project was definitely releasing, "He’s a super talented dude, but you can’t get him to stand still for nothing. So it’s kind of been a hard process with me and Mystikal. But I know it’s gonna happen. And I know he gotta feed his family so he kind of all over the place doing shows. But, you know … it’s gonna happen, that’s all I can tell you."
Fresh and Cash Money parted ways in the mid-'00s after royalty disputes over albums from Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Big Tymers and The Hot Boys. Mannie Fresh was signed to Cash Money for over a decade.
Yesterday, Mystikal released his first Cash Money-era music with label co-founder Birdman and Lil Wayne, "Original" .
HipHopDX will keep you updated.