Mystikal is getting close with the money he needs to post bail and get out of prison while he waits for his rape case trial to begin . . . thanks to friends and a record deal .
You may recall the rapper was booked in 2017 for first - degree rape and second - degree kidnapping after he turned himself in following a Louisiana woman who came forward .
He ' s been behind bars ever since ( almost a year and a half) , but people around him have recently rallied and he could be set free soon, pending his trial in May.
Mystikal ' s attorney , Joel Pearce , tells TMZ . . . his client' s friends and family have been raising money to help post the $ 3 million bail . But , what really helped is a new music deal .
Tim Yazbeck , another attorney for the rapper , tells TMZ . . . Mystikal has a new record deal for 3 unreleased albums and he' s hoping to get an advance within days .
Mystikal ' s legal team tells us they' re confident he' ll be out on bail by the end of next week .