Label: No Limit Records/Priority
Producer: Carlos Stephens
Mystikal: “I wasn't there for that. I really wasn't around. They scotch-taped pieces and bits of all kind of other kinds. But I promise y'all I would've did a verse if I had to do that but I guess time was pressing. Like I told you [Master P] worked at a goddamn warp-speed world-class pace. He didn't have time for all that shit.
“I can hear him now being like, 'I don't care if we got Mystikal or not, you better put something together! You know them niggas ain't tripping on that shit. They just wanna hear that nigga holler anyway.' And that's how that bitch came out too.
I can hear Master P now being like, ‘I don't care if we got Mystikal or not, you better put something together! You know them niggas ain't tripping on that shit. They just wanna hear that nigga holler anyway.’
“[Makes hollering noises] Dumbasses would really be trying to sing it and trying to ask me what the fuck I'm saying. 'I don't know! Shit I ain't do it!' 'Well who is that?' 'It's me.' 'Well, how you…?' I ain't really wanna expose it like that but whew, that was a funny one there.
“I had recorded some songs for [the 504 Boyz album] but we had parted ways prior to them doing it. Remember when y'all first heard about 504 Boyz I promoted that on Ghetto Fabulous or something and it was originally gonna be me and Master P. And then he added Silkk, because at that time that nigga was a fuckin' young heart-throb. He was on some other shit.
“It would've been an all-star cast, but it never happened. It was supposed to be a backup plan if we was gonna wait to put the album out because of legal issues. So that's why it was kinda pushed to the side. I got to get all my albums over there.
[Leaving No Limit] wasn't my call. That was a call that came from up top. Jive stepped in because I was with them at first
“[Leaving No Limit] wasn't my call. That was a call that came from up top. Jive stepped in because I was with them at first. They felt that everybody done what they had needed to do and we could take it from there. And it was love, like, 'Thank you, I appreciate it.' They were looking at the success and they'd seen that I was way bigger than I was.
“Then 'Shake Ya Ass' came... so. It was a proud moment for all of us, but it was bittersweet because I truly was recording that album in my heart to take No Limit back to where it was supposed to be at.
“We didn't fall, but we didn't have no number ones at the moment, so it was time for another number one. And that's what the fuck I was recording that for—but it wasn't in the cards. I was a little sore about that. We balled our fists up and swung everything we had at the world.”