Limp Bizkit have gone hip-hop.
The rockers, who signed with hip-hop label Cash Money Records, have also collaborated with rapper Lil Wayne on the single Ready to Go, which will be released later this week.
According to Bryan “Birdman” Williams, the co-founder of Cash Money Records: “It’ll be a great way to let the world know that [Limp Bizkit] is a part of us. It’s rock but it’s hip-hop-rock. I think we got that hip-hop-rock swagger.”
Williams says the Ready To Go single won’t be the only material released, with the band planning a new LP
He added: “They’re just gonna go in and get it done. We’re looking to put an album out this year. [Frontman] Fred [Durst]’s all the way in – he understand what we’re about, hard work and dedication. To me, they’re one of the hardest workers in the business.”
And despite the fact that Limp Bizkit were dropped by Interscope Records in 2001 for poor sales of Gold Cobra, the music executive says the rockers are suits his label perfectly.
“If we find some great talent, we’re gonna embrace it. Limp Bizkit, to me, is just a perfect match for us.”
“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.”