By Gil Kaufman
Both fans of Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne were surprised last week when it was announced that Fred Durst and crew had inked an official deal with Cash Money Records, and now a collaboration will come sooner than expected. A spokesperson for Cash Money confirmed to MTV News that next week the label will release a new single next from Limp Bizkit, featuring Lil Wayne, titled "Ready to Go."
Not much is known about the first new music from the "Nookie" act since their surprise signing to the label, but in a statement announcing the roster move, co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams said, "We have always admired how they have been able to blend rock and hip-hop and will bring a unique sound to the label." His partner, Ronald "Slim" Williams, added, "We are excited to see the work and collaborations that come from the entire Cash Money family with the addition of Limp Bizkit."
"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. "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."
On Thursday, Birdman told Billboard that the song will be "a great way to let the world know that [Bizkit] is part of us," revealing that the band's frontman, Fred Durst, hit the studio in Miami the week after the Grammy awards to bang out the single. "It's rock, but it's hip-hop rock," Birdman added. "I think we got that hip-hop-rock swagger."
He said that after Bizkit finish their tour of Australia, they will shoot a video with Wayne for the song and then continue work on the album, which they've already started tracking while on tour. "They're just gonna go in and get it done," he said. "We're looking to put an album out this year, but right now we're dropping the single with him and Wayne, and we're gonna vibe from there. Fred's all the way in — he understands what we're about, hard work and dedication. To me, they're one of the hardest workers."
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