Former No Limit Soldier and current Cash Money signee Mystikal is getting ready to release his first album in over a decade. The rapper’s last album Tarantula, came out in 2001. Since then, he’s spent most of the last decade dealing with legal trouble, including a six year prison sentence for sexual battery and extortion in 2004, and another six month sentence last year. Via Hip Hop DX:

The “Bouncin’ Back” rapper says that he’s been listening to Sam Cooke, Ludacris, Master P, James Brown and Eddie Murphy. He explains that he wants to add a little spice to what’s currently popular on the charts.

“The sound that’s prominent on the radio, and on hit records now, all that sound the same. I don’t want all my hits to sound like that. I’m writing songs to perform, to entertain,” he says. “And when I’m really trying to get inspired, I go backwards and I just rap.”

The album, called Original, will feature guest spots from Rick Ross, Future and Lil Wayne.

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