Mystikal Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Master P f/ Fiend, Mia X, Silkk The Shocker & Mystikal "Make Em Say Uhh!" (1998)




Album: Ghetto D
Label: No Limit Records
Producer: KLC

Mystikal: “[Whistles] That was like jumping in a fucking tank. We didn't have the manual, we was just driving that bitch and couldn't stop it. No matter where we went. Through walls, water, fire. Goodness!”

”A funny story about that song: I almost missed it. I was so excited about doing it that when it was time for me to write it I left the studio. I said, 'Wait, I gotta go write at home. Because when they started playing the beat I was like a puppet, I couldn't control myself. I was jumping around and shit. I said "I can't let 'em see me like this, I gotta go let this all out and I'mma do this at home and I'mma come back and fuck everything up.' Believe that.

“So in the process of writing it, I went a little too hard, I gave it too much. Because I was actually performing that bitch. After I wrote it I performed it about 10 times like we was in concert. Nobody had never even heard my fucking verse yet. So what I did, I wore myself out and I wound up fucking falling asleep!

 

That was like jumping in a tank. We didn't have the manual, we was just driving that bitch and couldn't stop it. No matter where we went. Through walls, water, fire. Goodness!

 

“I woke up a couple hours later, I was like, 'Lawd.' So I rushed to the studio and Craig B was in there at the time. I said, 'Craig B I'm ready to drop my verse!' He's looking at me with a shit eating grin talking about, 'The song's closed, it's finished brother, we closed that one one. You can jump on another one.' I was like, 'Shiiit I gotta get on that one man.'

”Don't you worry, I went and knocked on that old office door. [Thump thump thump] 'Unnghh' 'Master P! Shit I just wanna get on that song!' That's all I needed, permission. Once he [gave] me that, ain't nothing was gonna stop me then.

“And lo and behold, everybody seen what I brought to that motherfucker. That's what I felt about that beat as soon as it came on—I had my words. I knew what I was gonna say on that bitch. The beat was saying it already for me.

“Hell yeah [there was competition among the No Limit rappers]. There better would've been. In any situation, in any facet of life there is going to be some sort of competition for something. In the jungle them motherfuckers competing for live.

“So we doing that out here too, it's no different on a record label. And that's the situation where any motherfucker is gonna rise to the occasion. That's the ideal situation, I always respond better to those situations.”

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