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Lil Wayne signs Limp Bizkit

By | Published on Monday 27 February 2012

Limp Bizkit

The president of Universal subsidiary Cash Money Records, one Lil Wayne, revealed last week that he had brokered a record deal with nu metal troupe Limp Bizkit.

Rapper Wayne, whose penchant for all things rock-related is well documented in this Spin article appears to have signed Fred Durst et al to Cash Money’s hip hop and R&B dominated roster as part of an initiative to embrace alternative genres. Or, as he more succinctly phrased it, to “sign everybody”.

Phoning in to late night soul show ‘Kissing After Dark’, Weezy told radio host Lenny Green: “As far as Cash Money, we’re always listening and looking at acts so, it’s like every other day I hear about somebody new just signed to Cash Money. The other day I signed Limp Bizkit to Cash Money so, they’re signing everybody”. He even hinted that the label was in talks to recruit R&B singer Ashanti, who hasn’t released an album proper since 2008.

As for Fred Durst’s thoughts on his band’s new label deal, they ran thus: “The game is missing danger, electricity, and rock n roll! Cash Money Limp Bizkit”.

The Bizkit, of course, released their ‘comeback’ album ‘Gold Cobra’ last year, it achieving reasonable commercial success and charting at number sixteen in the US Billboard 200. No word from Wayne as to when the group will make their Cash Money debut, but Fred Durst is sure to tweet something silly about it any day now.