Cash Money Records co-CEOs and founders Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams have announced the signing of LIMP BIZKIT to the Cash Money and YMCMB family.
LIMP BIZKIT, founded by Durst in 1994, has sold over 33 million albums worldwide and recently completed several globally successful tours before linking up with Bryan and Ronald.
“The Cash Money Records and YMCMB family continues to grow and work in various music genres as shown by the addition of LIMP BIZKIT. We have always admired how they have been able to blend rock and hip hop andwill bring a unique sound to the label,” says Birdman. “We are excited to see the work and collaborations that come from the entire Cash Money family with the addition of LIMP BIZKIT,” adds Slim.
LIMP BIZKIT is currently recording with Birdman at the famed Hit Factory studio in Miami, preparing for their first release for the Cash Money label.
“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,” said Durst. “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.”
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.
Even though LIMP BIZKIT‘s latest album, “Gold Cobra”, was the band’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”, it has sold less than 75,000 copies in the United States since its June 2011 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.