Mystikal Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Mystikal "That's The Nigga" (1999)




Album: Ghetto Fabulous
Label: No Limit Records/Jive
Producer: Craig B., Master P

Mystikal: "That's that bastard! That was my, I told y'all I was retarded, I told y'all stop playing with me [song]. Believe that. If I told you a motherfucking grasshopper could pull a truck well hook that little bitch up and lets go.

“That was just foolishness, foolishness in a crafty manner. I was having fun with words. [I learned from] Slick Rick and LL. The greatest story teller and the fucking prince of all rap. And then a little further, gangsta music—the NWA's, Scarface, Geto Boys. It would've been too hard to pick one. So I just became a mixture.

 

I remember during my 'Shake Ya Ass' run, I was in New York and Kool Moe Dee was by a limo. I was so honored to be in that nigga's presence.

 

“I put all the ones I love in. I'm talking about Kool Moe Dee. Even though that was my fucking LL that boy was beefing with! Shit, me and Kool Moe Dee had problems for a second! He didn't know me; I wasn't nobody—but we had problems.

“I remember during my 'Shake Ya Ass' run, I was in New York on some radio or whatever and I went out and Kool Moe Dee was by a limo. Maaan. I was already late for an engagement but, man, this motherfucker. I was so honored to be in that nigga's presence. It was so hard for us to separate.

“It was like The Color Purple. 'We shall never part.' We was doing a little handclap. They was like 'C'mon Mystikal you gotta go!' and I was like 'Fuck all that, that's Kool Moe Dee! Tell me mo', Kool Moe!' Fuck, I was receiving church. I almost tithed to that motherfucker man! I'm that much of a fan. I'm a student as well as a fan of the game and I always will be no matter however long I'm doing it.”

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