Limp Bizkit, Lil Wayne Collaboration Hitting Stores Next Week
Roughly a week ago, Limp Bizkit announced its union with the Cash Money label. An album and collaboration – common with several YMCMB artists – appeared to be in the works. The latter, as of this week, is more definite. In speaking with Billboard, Bryan “Birdman” Williams mentioned the rap-rock band is working alongside Lil Wayne to create a track titled “Ready to Go,” which hits stores next week.
So, why a collaboration when Limp Bizkit has yet to release an album on Cash Money? Birdman explained: "It'll be a great way to let the world know that [the band] is a part of us. It's rock, but it's hip-hop-rock. I think we got that hip-hop-rock swagger."
Considering YMCMB’s hitmakers are all hip-hop artists (Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake), adding Limp Bizkit is an odd move for the label. Birdman, however, has a greater vision, with expansion to other genres later on. While he plans for pop, gospel, and even country, signing Limp Bizkit is the first step toward that goal. He told Billboard: "If we find some great talent, we're gonna embrace 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."
The nu-metal band who saw its career peak in the early ‘00s is now touring Australia for their 2011 comeback album, Gold Cobra. After the tour is finished, a video for “Ready to Go” will be filmed, and the group will start recording their next solo album. Already, Limp Bizkit has started writing new songs.
Today, a spokesperson confirmed the release of “Ready to Go,” although an exact date has not been specified. What do you think a Limp Bizkit-Lil Wayne collaboration could sound like? Do you think Cash Money made a good move?