Although rock bands and rap artists have collaborated since the early ‘80s, there’s nothing old-school about what you’re about to hear on Limp Bizkit’s new single “Ready To Go” featuring Lil Wayne. The multi Grammy-Award-Winning New Orleans rapper showed his rock n’ roll streak on guitar-infused album Rebirth (2010), so it makes sense that the legendary American rock band Limp Bizkit, world-renowned for heated hard rock classics like “Nookie” and “3 Dollar Bill, Yall$”, would team up with the heralded rapper and Cash Money labelmate. “Ready To Go” marks the first single off Limp Bizkit’s forthcoming full-length release Stampede of the Disco Elephants, out Fall 2013 on Cash Money Records.
The single offers up a taste of what’s to come from the rock titans-Fred Durst [vocals], Wes Borland [guitars], Sam Rivers [bass], and John Otto [drums]. Boasting production from Polow da Don [Chris Brown, Pitbull], the cut is a brutal, mosh-worthy riffage and fierce scratching ensues alongside funked up bass and frenetic drumming. Paired with Lil Wayne’s rapidfire mic wrecking, “Ready To Go” strikes the ideal balance between scorching hip-hop and bombastic hard rock.
“Ready To Go” smashed iTunes charts the first week of its April 16th release, snagging #4 on the iTunes Rock Song & Rock Album Chart and peaking at #1 on the iTunes Rock Song Chart.
About “Ready To Go,” Durst comments, “We felt like it was a monster. This is a new chapter for us, and it’s exciting. We always knew we wanted Wayne on there, and he killed it. The track really represents a lot of the elements that make up Limp Bizkit and always have…We still wild out in our own way.”
Besides being packed with exciting collabos, hypnotic, disorienting lyricism, and party-driven, speaker-shattering rock production, Limp Bizkit’s forthcoming album signifies the first rock band to join a label roster packed with legendary acts including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Busta Rhymes. Limp Bizkit said it best themselves when they tweeted, “The [rap] game is missing danger, electricity & rock n’ roll!!! Cash Money Limp Bizkit.”