As if nu-metal cockroaches Limp Bizkit signing to era-defining hip-hop label Cash Money last week wasn’t surreal enough, it now emerges that their first single for the label will feature the label’s star player Lil Wayne.
In an interview with XXL [via Complex], Cash Money’s Baby ‘Birdman’ Williams talked about signing Limb Bizkit in pretty hilarious fashion. “Fred [Durst] reached out, bruh. It was weird how it happened. He was like, ‘Stunna, what’s good?’” I was like, ‘What’s poppin, 5?’ [Fred said] ‘I wanna join the team.’ Whoa! For real? He didn’t have to say it twice. I was already a fan of him. When the opportunity came, we really was supposed to announce it at the Grammys. Wayne was going to announce it at the Grammys, but he did it when he felt like it.”
“He’s a visionary, he a great artist,” Birdman continued. “Also, I want him to be a part of our staff and take over the rock department and bring us over more talent because that’s what he does. I think with having Limp he brings a lot.
“He’s a movie director, he’s a one-stop shop. So whatever direction he wants to go in his music, he knows it. It’s hot. The single with him and Wayne is very hot. Our thing is we’ve never been the ones to tell the artists what to do and how to do it. We let them be self-controlled. We just back their machine up. Whatever he wanna do, that’s what we wanna do. We just gonna bring what we do to the table. We’re definitely excited. When I sign somebody to the team, I get evaluations from the team and he got all approvals.”
Limb Bizkit’s debut single for the label, featuring Wayne, is scheduled for release in the coming week.