New Orleans rapper Mystikal
has been in Cash Money limbo for a few years, as the wild lyricist and unpredictable emcee was preparing his first album in more than a decade on the label. His appearance alongside Bruno Mars
and Mark Ronson
(previewing Ronson's 2015 retro-funk and soul-influenced Uptown Special
) on Saturday Night Live
on Nov. 22 showed millions of viewers what the rapper has just been waiting to unleash. Mars stuck to background as Mystikal moved to frontman (with a few choreographed dance moves) to perform the single "Feel Right." (Be sure to also check out Mars perform "Uptown Funk
," a Morris Day-esque party funk track.)
Mystikal was a breakout star of the No Limit Records camp with 1997's Unpredictable
and 1998's Ghetto Fabulous.
His Jive Records release Let's Get Ready
featured the megahit Neptunes-produced single "Shake Ya Ass."