According to Billboard.com, LIMP BIZKIT and Lil Wayne will release a new collaborative single, “Ready To Go”, next week via LIMP BIZKIT‘s new label home, Cash Money, Lil Wayne‘s longtime record company. “It’ll be a great way to let the world know that [the band] is a part of us,” Cash Money Records co-CEO and founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams told Billboard.com. “It’s rock, but it’s hip-hop-rock. I think we got that hip-hop-rock swagger.”
When LIMP BIZKIT‘s deal with Cash Money was announced last week, many wondered why the popular rap label would work with a band whose latest album, “Gold Cobra”, has sold 69,000 copies in the United States since its June 2011 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “LIMP BIZKIT, to me, is just a perfect match for us,” said Birdman. “It was something that [Durst] was interested in doing, and I was already a fan, and I was like, ‘Let’s do it.’ It’s good for the brand, it will bring a different look for us, and we’re definitely trying to expand on that side of music.”
LIMP BIZKIT last year parted ways with Interscope, the label that released all of the band’s records thus far through its subsidiaries Flip, Geffen and Suretone Records.
“As both an artist and someone who has signed artists, I can say without a doubt that Cash Money is at the top of their game,” Durst said in a statement. “What attracted me to the label is not only their great taste and hustle, but their belief in their artists and the family atmosphere. Slim and Birdman allow their artists to be themselves and encourage creative output and continued development. I look forward to bringing my vision as a director as well as my voice to the label and to LIMP BIZKIT putting out some of our best music to date. . . This is the most at home, comfortable, and confident I have felt in the business.”
“Gold Cobra” was LIMP BIZKIT‘s first CD to feature the original lineup of Fred Durst (vocals), Wes Borland (guitar), Sam Rivers (bass), John Otto (drums), and DJ Lethal since 2000’s “Chocolate Starfish And Hot Dog Flavored Water”.