Bite into your chocolate starfish and take a gulp of some hot dog-flavored water: Limp Bizkit is back, with a new single, “Ready To Go,” that features the band’s new Cash Money cohort, Lil Wayne. The track, produced by Polow Da Don, was posted online on late Sunday (Mar. 24) and previews the rap-metal group’s next album, “Stampede of the Disco Elephants.”
In some ways, “Ready To Go” is the type of song Limp Bizkit fans have been waiting on for over a decade, as a return to the chest-thumping shout-rap and heavy curtains of guitar. Before its bizarrely lengthy outro, the single lets frontman Fred Durst and Lil Wayne get their macho on: Durst begins his first verse with the line, “Back is the motherfucking rock god!/I’m so poker-faced, ladies going gaga,” while Weezy steps in with, “What the fuck is up! Fuck the world, bust a nut!”
“Ready To Go” has been ready to reach the masses for nearly a year: after Limp Bizkit announced its deal with Cash Money Records in February 2012, Durst told Billboard that he was putting the finishing touches on the Wayne-assisted track last March. “It sounds like a monster; it literally sounds dangerous,” Durst said of the song. “It sounds like that left of center, that place of discomfort that created rock ‘n’ roll, created the (heavy) metal, where it all spawned from.”
On Monday, guitarist Wes Borland (who has been in and out of the Bizkit over the past decade) posted on Twitter, “I’m really proud of our new single. I think Ready To Go is great and I’m a fan of Lil Wayne and was thrilled he could be a part of it. I don’t know what some people were expecting from LB’s new material, but if you think R2G is far from the mark of our business-as-usual, you’re either not well acquainted with our band, or have insane expectations that will never be met by anything we deliver.”
Limp Bizkit’s 2011 album “Gold Cobra” was its last effort for longtime label Interscope, and has sold 77,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Although the group did not tour the United States for that album, they have lined up a stateside spring run, beginning on Apr. 25 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.