Early this year, Mystikal began putting new music together. Released from prison in 2010, after serving six years behind bars, Mystikal took a couple years off. Late in 2011, Mystikal revealed where he would be signing. Cash Money Records has been on a signing spree, the label came close to signing the entire Maybach Music in 2011.
In December 2011, Mystikal revealed he would be on Cash Money Records. Early in 2012, Mystikal began working on his comeback attempt. Mystikal united with Lil Wayne and Birdman for his single, “Original.” With a steady flow of new music, Mystikal was close to becoming a superstar again.
As the summer season was beginning, Mystikal was preparing his mixtape, Origins. The mixtape was to be the prelude to his album, Original. In the middle of this, Mystikal violated his parole, getting into a domestic dispute. Mystikal missed the entire summer, but he is back and was released from prison this morning.