Mystikal Released From Prison

    A lot has changed since 2003: G-Unit is an afterthought, Petey Pablo and the Ying Yang Twins have no careers to speak of, Fade to Black feels like a distant memory, that soul-sampling college dropout from Chicago has inspired a whole generation of like-minded prepsters, and Outkast isn’t even “separate but equal.” They’ve just vanished. And now Mystikal — the snarling, raspy Southern rapper who Entertainment Weekly once dubbed the “James Brown of hip-hop” — has been released from a Louisiana prison after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. It’s been so long. [Billboard]