Mystikal Speaks On Jail Time, Learning New Technology
Them dudes in trouble! You don't want to plug me in the Matrix. A n*gga like me in the Matrix? Man, come on, a n*gga can't Fawk with me, for real!”
Since Mystikal's January release from jail, the former No Limit Soldier has been making his rounds delving back into the rap game.
As previously reported, Mystikal, real name Michael Tyler, served a six year sentence for sexual battery and extortion.
Now he's reflecting on his time behind bars and says that he grew in prison.
He tells Complex that he left Mystikal behind and let Michael Tyler serve the time allowing him to become stronger and wiser.
“It was nothing that I had to try to do. Because Michael Tyler was in there. I left Mystikal at the gate because he was gonna be a distraction and create problems for me there, and I allowed Michael Tyler to do that time. I played him down as much as I could and by doing that, I had the opportunity to really grow in there and wise up…”
He also tells Complex that when he was released he was shocked at how much technology had changed. Instead of being mailed beats, he was receiving them through his email and got “plugged into the Matrix.”
“A lot of things have changed with this technology. When I came home, dudes were trying to get beats to me. I'm like, “Here's my address, Fed Ex it to me,” and they like, “I'm gonna email it to you.” I'm like, “N*gga, what?!! For real?” It's crazy. And by being a viral situation, you can press a button and get to so many people man. Them dudes in trouble! You don't want to plug me in the Matrix. A n*gga like me in the Matrix? Man, come on, a n*gga can't Fawk with me, for real.”
Mystikal also confirmed that he'd be appearing at VH1's Hip-Hop Honors alongside Master P to perform “It Ain't My Fault” and challenged rappers to step their game up.
“I was retarded before I left. These n*ggas outta here! They have no idea. The first time I came home and said “Here I Go!” on the radio, all I heard was the pitter-patter of rappers running. Where the Fawk they going?.... A lot of these dudes had a lot of success 'cause they ain't have no competition. We about to see how bad you're a**is. If muthaFawkas still say you cold after I release this album, you a bad muthaFawka.”
For more of his interview with Complex click here.