When Busta Rhymes signed with the YMCMB empire a few weeks back, Mystikal’s name was also tossed in there but neither the Cash Money folks nor Mystikal made any statements about it. I’m now guessing it was because the deal hadn’t been finalized, but now the ink is dry and Mystikal is officially a Cash Money millionaire. “It is an honor to get the opportunity to work with Mystikal, as we have a long history together,” Birdman said of the signing. Read more on what he said, plus Mystikal’s comments below.

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“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’s first single for Cash Money, entitled “Original,” features Lil Wayne and Baby. The club banger will premiere today on New York radio station Hot 97.

“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,” stated Mystikal, who topped the charts with his 2000 hit “Shake Ya Ass.” “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.”