The video for LIMP BIZKIT and Lil Wayne's new collaborative single, "Ready To Go" can be seen below. The track is being released 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 more than a year ago. "It's rock, but it's hip-hop-rock. I think we got that hip-hop-rock swagger."
LIMP BIZKIT is putting the finishing touches on its new studio album, "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants".
"We're really trying to get it hammered out here," LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland told Billboard in May. "We're done with most of the music, pretty much all the music. The lyrics and vocals are probably 30 percent done, and [Fred Durst] is working as we speak, on tour."
Regarding the musical direction of LIMP BIZKIT's new CD, Borland said that the songs on "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants" have a "very live and sort of wild" feel. Moreover, fans shouldn't expect the same old LIMP BIZKIT on the album; instead, there will be quite a bit of experimentation on the effort. "I think it's a little bit more, sort of playful, taking chances, a little less pop, structured type of stuff," Borland said. "I don't want to say it [sounds] younger, but maybe a little more carefree, musically, to where we don't over-think what we're doing."
LIMP BIZKIT in 2011 parted ways with Interscope, the label that released all of the band's records thus far through its subsidiaries Flip, Geffen and Suretone Records.
When LIMP BIZKIT's deal with Cash Money was announced in March 2012, many wondered why the popular rap label would work with a band whose latest album, "Gold Cobra", has sold less than 100,000 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."
In a recent interview with XXL, Durst said about how LIMP BIZKIT's collaboration with Cash Money came about: "I've been a fan of Wayne and Birdman and the whole Cash Money thing for a while. I went in the studio to do a track with Polow Da Don, and we ended up finding one of his beats I loved and we started working on the track and came up with 'Ready To Go'. Wes Borland came down and played the guitar — it was a hip-hop version at the time with hip-hop drums — and after I was done, I had asked Polow, 'I would love to get Wayne on the track, you think he'd be into it?' He said, 'You want me to send it to him?' So he sent it to him and got a response back that he likes it he's down with it. As we were trying to get off of Interscope, I had asked Cash Money if they wanted to put that track out themselves on their label, and just because I knew it'd get out and I knew it'd be something really cool, because I knew Wayne liked rock and skateboarding — all the things I like — and I got a call back saying, 'Why don't you guys just sign with Cash Money? Y'know, we're big fans and we'd love to have LIMP BIZKIT over here. We'd let you do what you want to do.' That's how it happened, and bingo! I loved our conversations with Baby and Slim and felt like it was just a good fit."