Mystikal Says Lil Wayne & Baby Saved His Life, Talks Prison Experience

Mystikal shares that Lil Wayne and Baby saved his life, says that returning to YMCMB is "humbling" after spending six years in prison.

After spending six years in prison, Mystikal finds himself rhyming alongside Lil Wayne as part of YMCMB. During a recent interview with Hip Hop Nation, Mystikal spoke about what it means for him to be a part of such a popular label after being locked up for so long. Mystical shared that it has been "humbling" and added that Weezy, Baby and company saved his life. 

"My head is still spinning right now," he shared of the transition he's experienced from going to prison to returning as part of YMCMB. "It's humbling. It's really humbling to be looking from the six years [in prison], looking up at everything. That's at the bottom of the barrel. The only thing worse than being in prison is probably death itself. So to do that for six years and then to come home and be on top with the top record label in the world? It's humbling."

Mystikal also shared that he is thus more mindful about his subject matter when rhyming. He then expressed how fortunate he feels to be in his current situation. 

"That was nothing but God that allowed this situation to unfold like this," he shared. "After the debacle and everything that happened, God still showed up at the end." 

Moving on, he added that Lil Wayne and Baby saved his life.

"They didn't save my career; they saved my life," he noted. 

More from the interview can be seen in the video clip below. 

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54 Comments

  • Lil Wayne & Mystikal Beef

    Did you know Mystikal and Lil Wayne used to have beef? http://www.lilwaynehq.com/beefs/mystikal/

  • 21st for life

    Hey Mystikal picture me rollin up on your bitch ass and on all these fuckin Cash Money bicthes I'm gonna kill all you bitch made niggas

  • U-turn on your ass

    This niggas from Cash Money has been around since the fuckin 90's they only got reconized after auto-tune.

  • Anonymous

    Mystikal= RAPER not rapper LIL WAYNE= Satanist

  • Divine Builder

    HELL YEA!,ahot rapper is ALL hype.they're NOT an M.C.(move da crowed)they got NO freestyl. a lyrical rapper is a pure SPITTER no gimmick no batteries....R.A.W.!

  • Da7maven

    is there a difference between a hot rapper & a lyrical rapper

  • Anonymous

    Why this dude sign with cash money. http://www.dagreenhousefx.webs.com/

  • Anonymous

    Mystikal you'' re a fuckin rapist. Are you proud that you raped a woman of 48 years?

  • Anonymous

    You wayne dickriders are retraded Wayne has sold about 11.2 mill and Juve has sold about 16.1 mill so tell which is more.

    • Anonymous

      Thats the truth. Weezy was always around but wasn't hot until autotune. People were feeling Juvi from the way back in the stone ages.

  • LILWAYNEKILLAH2012

    12 YEARS AGO THEM NIGGAS WAS TRYING TO KILL HIM.THE ORIGINAL CASH MONEY ROSTER WANTED HIM DEAD.THEY GOT SOULJA SLIM AND CAMOUFLAGE!THEY SET UP MAC AND C-MURDER.

  • Doja

    Read in between the lines on this one fo real Www.micdoja.com

  • Fish

    Like I've said before - FUCK THIS RAPIST SCUM!!! wouldnt even bootleg your shit. I the grand scheme of the world, your right there alongside paedophiles and wife beaters. Fuck you and anyone who looks like you.

  • Anonymous

    Im glad all these vet artists are finding haven under established labels like YM, but let's be serious. will they even drop any albums? I won't hold my breath for any albums by busta, mystikal etc when even the original YM roster hasn't even dropped shit yet. real talk. thats the problem with hip hop artists. bet they just drop mixtapes, or in bustas case, be a feature in a song for the rest of the year and call it a day. That's why im surprised limp bizkit just dropped new music like right after signing with them. Artists piss me off sometimes.

  • nate

    love how they don't mention WHAT he went to jail for to begin with. everyone thats patting his asshole on the back should go call their mothers.

  • Akim

    mannie fresh helped u when no body was looking for u he help u with the buzz u have right now and u do not even come thru

    • Anonymous

      Real talk right there! Mannie always wanted to help him put out music straight up, but hey, mysikal is mystikal

  • IROC

    When he wake up from this dream that these two homos supposley saved his life and realize they have stolen all his money thru them fucked up contracts then we will see what he has to say

  • beast

    weezy fucked baby while mystikal yelled shake that ass wayne pulled out and busted in drakes mouth after drizzy swallowed he said mmmm thats the best i ever had got dressed and said take care

  • Anonymous

    Wish he decided to let Mannie "save his life."

  • Mystikal the rapist

    Lets talk about that you raped a woman you rapist.

  • Lilworm

    i love the people constantly throwing the words "sex offender" around... just chill with that because im sure he learned his lesson and everyone deserves a second chance. if it were you, you would want the same.

    • ItsTheTruth

      Your right, if that was us, we would want the same. But if that hairstylist that he forced to perform oral sex on was your mom, or aunt, or sister, you wouldn't be backing up this "sex offender" would you? I'm not saying that people should remind everyone of what he did in the past, because it is the past, but at the same time I'm also saying you shouldn't be backing him up. That's his job, he has to deal with that.

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  • jr88

    why are people responding to the trolls? they say "lil wayne is god" or "wayne is better than tupac"...we know they dont believe that yet you feel you have to respond? it goes without saying, of course its not true!!! ignore them and they will go away

    • Burmy

      Because they thought Cash Money Records wasn't around until "Tha Carter"...the last good CMR album was "The Mind of Mannie Fresh"

  • So Icy Boi!

    Lil Wayne saved Mystikal juss like Jesus saved Peter for free. Lil Wayne iz a God. Jesus ethered da Devil aka...... hear me! hear me now! Weezy ethered Gay-Z. we need to stop New York & Gay-Z, dey supportin da gay community. Wayne iz a Christian, he against of doze thingz. Baby iz da God, da father of Jesus aka Weezy. YMCMB amen. swag

  • Hahaha

    12 LETTERS: OLD CASH MONEY LMAO Classic

  • Anonymous

    this guys a registered sex offender , pathetic excuse for a man

  • Burmy

    YADIG obviously doesn't know his early Cash Money history...I remember far back as '95/'96, BG, UNLV and 'em were dissin' Mystikal in these tracks (listen to "Drag 'Em In The River"). This was before Juvenile joined, before Turk joined...before there was a Hot Boys or Big Tymers-even before Mystikal joined No Limit. Yup, "YMCMB" is a complete sellout. 12 LETTERS: OLD CASH MONEY

  • dockevoc

    Dude is fucking unbearable. He'll fit right in.

  • land lord

    I'm rockin with Mystikal on his next album. I respect ppl who remain true to themselves. He could've easily said I'm home fresh outta prison reppin dis g#ngsta sh*t bangin on n*ggaz!!! But,he said YMCMB gave him an opportunity which essentially "saved his life"!!

  • YADIG

    LIL WAYNE IS A MESSIAH!!! THE GREATEST IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW AND THE BEST THAT WILL EVER DO IT!! HE IS A GENIUS, POET, PHILANTROPIST, AND JUST AN ALL AROUND GREAT PERSON.. WAYNE MAKES RECORDS THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME. IN 100 YEARS PEOPLE WILL STILL REMEMBER THE EMPIRE THAT IS Y.M.C.M.B. PLEASE PEOPLE LET'S NOT TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED!! WAYNE & BIRDMAN ARE AMAZING!!! 5 LETTERS: YMCMB

    • black prince of the south

      "pop" means popular as in platinum and that's what he is. he has sold over 10 million records worldwide and he was the first to make the neptunes hot. sit your lame azz down somewhere.

  • nickrazor2000

    Weezy and baby may have saved his life but now its up to mystical to save that label. Mystical is a legedary old school southern rapper with one of the most original styles in hip hops history. He needs to show all those young wak asses how to spit. young money roster, you need to take some notes but if they try to turn mystical into some pop star then the world truley is over.

    • Anonymous

      you people who claim to be hip hop heads are slow as fuck. just because its mainstream doesent mean its pop.If thats the case heres some artist who did something for mainstream radio play who had success.Big pun. Still not a player, 'Wu tang its yours.Its more but those are the only two that come to mind. you are not smart because of the music you listen to.

    • donpeazy226

      Its going happen he was on his way being pop any way before he went to jail. Danger was pop and mainstream as hell

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