Mystikal Officially Joins Cash Money Records

A one-time No Limit Soldier has officially enlisted with the Cash Money army. CM labelhead Birdman announced today (December 13) the latest acquisition of the YMCMB family: fellow New Orleans legend Mystikal.

“It is an honor to get the opportunity to work with Mystikal, as we have a long history together,” Birdman said in a statement. “It has been a truly long time since I have felt like a rapper and with this signing, and partnership, Birdman and Slim have given me my life as a rapper back,” Mystikal, who has been signed to the label since last month,  added in release to the press. “I am ready to go. I am going to put my red Superman drawers, cape and boots on and go! This is a huge moment for me and I am truly excited to be with Cash Money Records.”

Birdman and Mystikal aren’t wasting any time with their new allegiance. The two are putting out “Original,” Mystikal’s first single, later on this evening via Funk Master Flex’s Hot 97 radio show. According to their reps, Birdman and Mystikal have been sequestered in Miami’s Hit factory recording a gaggle of records, including “Original.” Besides The #1 Stunnna, the track features Lil Wayne.  Mystikal’s Cash Money debut is due this Spring.

Ironically, prior to signing his new deal, Mystikal had been hard at work on several records that were produced by former Cash Money staple, Mannie Fresh.  Just this past September, the 41-year-old MC told MTV News he was working on “rebranding” himself and creating new hits with Fresh.

“We been working,” Mystikal said of his Fresh collaborations. “Last couple of weeks, we been coming with some monsters in that studio. I still gotta give [the fans] that vintage me, because that’s what I am, but I found a way to kinda bring it up to speed and still be contemporary.”

Mystikal’s signing comes on the heels of Birdman and his brother Slim signing Busta Rhymes last month. —Shaheem Reid

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  • HU

    Glad Mystikal found a label that will get his music out. I just hope Wayne isn’t on all of his tracks or if he is, that Mystikal makes him step it up to his level. *waits for Original to drop*

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  • shirley

    So happy for you Mystikal GOD bless let’s go get um 1love..

  • Byron Ethridge

    Much love to ya, stay focused, stay positive! Know that every step you take its a hater out there tryna pull you two steps backwards, keep ya head up!

  • Michael Labit

    show them the shit u been working on since u been gone. me n Short timer were talking about the chapel battles the other day. Fucking right he did it

  • sili

    hope u ain’t gon be Cocky as Lil Wayne and Birdman….
    Mystikal show dem how real niggaz roll

  • A.C. Says 10%

    Now i guess manny fresh has his answer as to why Mystikal been so hard to reach for that work they was doin together!! Cockblocked by Baby! lmfao

  • aaron

    a great move for this label..still trying to figure out the signing of Busta!….he is a better fit for Def Jam!!!!….just me saying this out loud………..Mystikal you do the dam thing!

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    myst call me im what u really looking 4 and need 504-321-9819 im real

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