Friday, February 24, 2012
Lil Wayne Signs Limp Bizkit To Label
Lil Wayne has made no secret of his affinity for rock and roll. .
So it kind of makes sense that he announced on Thursday that one of the icons of 90s metal, Limp Bizkit, would be joining the YMCMB roster.
In an interview with New York's 98.7 KissFM station DJ Lenny Green,Wayne said, "we're always listening and looking at acts. Every other day I hear about somebody new just signed to Cash Money. The other day I found out Limp Bizkit signed to Cash Money. They're singing everybody."
Wayne also said that the label could be working with Ashanti, but it was the news that Bizkit would join the likes of Nicki Minaj and Drake that raised the most eyebrows. Though they had a run at the top of the charts in the late 1990s with hits like a metalized rap cover of George Michael's "Faith" and "Nookie," by the early 2000's Bizkit began to lose steam. In 2001, colorful guitarist Wes Borland split as the band fell into a creative and commercial funk.
Limp Bizkit become the first rock band to join a roster packed with R&B and rap acts that includes Tyga, Mack Maine, Busta Rhymes and Jay Sean.