Birdman is officially welcoming long-time rapper Mystikal to the YMCMB family after years of jail time and time apart from the musical scene. Rumor has it that Mystikal was signed around the same time Birdman and his brother Slim signed Busta Rhymes.
Speaking on his latest signee, Birdman released a statement saying,
“It is an honor to get the opportunity to work with Mystikal, as we have a long history together. He is a great artist and his talent, combined with our hard work and strong team, is going to result in some of the best music of his career. We are expecting great work from Mystikal. Slim and I already have him in the studio working on his first album for Cash Money.”
Mystikal also released a statement confirming his new signing saying,
“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. 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”.
Mystikal will be a guest tonight (December 13) on Hot 97 and premiere “Original” featuring Birdman and Lil Wayne with Funkmaster Flex. His new project is expected to hit store shelves sometime in Spring 2012.