Mystikal Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Lloyd f/ Mystikal "Set Me Free" (2010)




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Producer: Bangladesh

Mystikal: “Lloyd was the vehicle to reintroduce me to the industry. That was the first song that I released when I came home. I think I had 'I Don't Like You' out virally just to put some music out there, but Lloyd had a video and everything.

 

Things were kinda slow and Jive was breaking up. I didn't know that Jive was dissipating. Shit, I thought I was gonna be right where I left with Jive.

 

“It had a campaign behind it. He gave me an opportunity to bust out in a major way and that song opened a up a lot of doors. It really set the expectations kinda high for me. People really expected a lot more shit from me after that!

“But things were kinda slow and Jive was breaking up. I didn't know that Jive was dissipating. Shit, I thought I was gonna be right where I left with Jive and be back to No. 1. 'Here I go! I'm back, goddammit!' But it was kinda slow and they were wondering 'Aww shit is he gonna do it?'

“I wasn't gonna do it in the fashion where I was gonna be running around this motherfucker, holding a demo tape talking about, 'Y'all check me out.' I've been passed them days. I'd go get me a job working at the airport before I'd be out there like that. So I was just waiting on the opportunity and—lo and behold... Mmm-hmm.”

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