Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has confirmed that his band has signed to rap label Cash Money.
The news first broke when Limp Bizkit's now label mate Lil Wayne called into New York's 98.7 KissFM on Thursday night. Wayne also said that the label, founded by brothers Bryan Birdman Williams and Ronald Slim Williams, was signing everybody.
The rapper's comments were soon backed up by Durst on Twitter. The game is missing danger, electricity, and rock n roll!!!! Cash Money Limp Bizkit, he tweeted. Then referring to the band's possible shift further toward the rap genre, Durst then remarked, Rock shit doesn't rock anymore! They say the whole game done went pop so I'm back in this ho!
During Wayne's call he also revealed who else Cash Money might be signing, saying I think we're working with Ashanti right now. The label had a positive 2011, with albums by Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Wayne all achieving platinum status.
Limp Bizkit have long muddied the waters separating rock, rap, and pop. While gaining big success, the band have also drawn their fair share of criticism. During a concert supporting Metallica in 2003, Durst left the stage after being hit with a barrage of boos and bottles, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The Florida natives rose to mainstream success with 1999's Significant Other, an album that featured a collaboration with hip-hop star Method Man.
After a mammoth hit with the following year's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, guitarist Wes Borland left the band and subsequent albums failed to hit the same heights. Limp Bizkit's original lineup reunited for last year's Gold Cobra, which debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard chart.
The five piece left their former label Interscope in December.