By Miranda Johnson
Cash Money Records added Mystikal to their ever-expanding roster back in December, and this week the New Orleans rapper released the video for “Original,” which was his first single on the label. The Gil Green-directed clip features both Lil Wayne and Birdman as they welcome Mystikal to the lavish lifestyle of a YMCMB rapper. The video includes a million dollar mansion, beautiful women everywhere, and plenty of luxury whips. Mack Maine also makes an appearance as they rep the team under a pricey crystal chandelier.
The news of Mystikal’s deal with YMCMB hit the net in December 2011 via Twitter. However Mystikal officially announced his deal with Cash Money Records the old-fashioned way, through song. Mystikal released “Original ” in mid-December after it was leaked just a few days prior. Earlier this year the MC also released a statement explaining how excited he was to have become a part of the YMCMB family. “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 says. “I am ready to go.”
Mystikal’s album is set to drop later this year and will feature appearances from Busta Rhymes and Rick Ross. This will be his first album since 2001’s Tarantula due to his 6-year stint in prison for sexual battery and extortion charges. Before his bid, he was known as one of the most popular members from Master P’s No Limit Records. Will he reclaim the throne?