MYSTIKAL FEAT. LIL WAYNE AND BIRDMAN
Producers: Detail and King Midas
Cash Money/Universal Republic
For hip-hop heads longing for the return of the Dirty South's glory days, the ending of Mystikal 's six-year prison sentence was a great day indeed. His last great singles (2000's "Shake Ya Ass" and 2001's "Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against The Wall)") were released a decade ago, but the brass at Cash Money Records recognized the veteran's remaining talent and inked a deal with the rapper in November. Working over a no-nonsense synth line, Birdman  and Lil Wayne  smartly leave the fast-talking man of the hour plenty of space to do his thing. "Stay out of that medicine cabinet!" Mystikal bellows less than a minute into the welcome-back party, returning to the sometimes-comprehensible, always-entertaining flow he perfected in the 90s. For those who first think of Lil Jon  when it comes to rowdy Southern hip-hop, it's a fine time to get re-acquainted with Mystikal.
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