Back in early 2010, New Orleans rapper Mystikal was released from prison after serving a seven-year sentence for sexual battery and extortion. Now, one Cash Money record deal and Lil Wayne-assisted single later, the Tarantula is preparing the release of his sixth album Original and says he’s got two major collabs lined up for it.
MTV’s Rap Fix Live recently caught up with Mystikal to discuss his upcoming return to rap music. During the interview, the New Orleans emcee revealed that he has enlisted fellow YMCMB members Busta Rhymes and Drake for collaborations on his for his first album in over a decade.
“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,” he explained. “[A collaboration with Drake], that’s coming. Man, I’m telling you, this album is gonna be so well worth the wait, Sway, believe that. I ain’t just saying it to say it. It’s coming this year; y’all know it’s my job to promote it like that, but those who know who I am know that I mean that.”
Check out the full interview below.