Track Review: Mystikal, 'Original'

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<p> <strong>MYSTIKAL FEAT. LIL WAYNE AND BIRDMAN <br /> "Original" (5:22)&#195;&#162;&#194;&#8364;&#194;&#168; <br /> Producers: Detail and King Midas <br /> Writers: Various <br /> Publishers: Various&#195;&#162;&#194;&#8364;&#194;&#168; <br /> Cash Money/Universal Republic</strong> <br /> <br /> <br /> For hip-hop heads longing for the return of the Dirty South's glory days, the ending of <a href="/artist/mystikal/118725">Mystikal</a>'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, <a href="/artist/birdman/156299">Birdman</a> and <a href="/artist/lil-wayne/352101">Lil Wayne</a> 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 <a href="/artist/lil-jon/246503">Lil Jon</a> when it comes to rowdy Southern hip-hop, it's a fine time to get re-acquainted with Mystikal.</p><p> <object width="412" height="315"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rlq1ygmDqko?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="412" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rlq1ygmDqko?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p><p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="/new-releases/songs"> <strong>Return To Reviews Main Page</strong></a> </p>