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Fred Durst Speaks On Relationship With Lil Wayne & Cash Money Records

Wed, May 29, 2013 by

Fred Durst Speaks On Relationship With Lil Wayne & Cash Money Records

XXL caught up with Fred Durst earlier this week to talk about how good it is to be signed to Cash Money Records.

During the interview, Fred discussed his relationship with Lil Wayne, how the song “Ready To Go” came about, the story of how Limp Bizkit decided to sign with Cash Money, sharing an interest in skateboarding with Weezy F Baby as well as music, and more.

You can read parts of the interview were Durst chats about Tunechi and YMCMB below, or click here to read the full interview!

I think the biggest news that’s been coming out of your camp lately is Limp Bizkit signing with Cash Money and your new single with Lil Wayne “Ready To Go.” How did that relationship first come about?
I’ve been a fan of Wayne and Birdman and the whole Cash Money Thing for a while. I went in the studio to do a track with Polow Da Don, and we ended up finding one of his beats I loved and we started working on the track and came up with “Ready To Go.” Wes Borland [Limp Bizkit guitarist] came down and played the guitar—it was a hip-hop version at the time with hip-hop drums—and after I was done I had asked Polow, “I would love to get Wayne on the track, you think he’d be into it?” He said, “You want me to send it to him?” So he sent it to him and got a response back that he likes it he’s down with it.

As we were trying to get off of Interscope, I had asked Cash Money if they wanted to put that track out themselves on their label, and just because I knew it’d get out and I knew it’d be something really cool, because I knew Wayne liked rock and skateboarding—all the things I like—and I got a call back saying, “Why don’t you guys just sign with Cash Money? Y’know we’re big fans and we’d love to have Limp Bizkit over here. We’d let you do what you want to do.” That’s how it happened, and bingo! I loved our conversations with Baby and Slim and felt like it was just a good fit.

From an outsider’s look, it makes sense that you guys would sign with someone like Cash Money because not only do you guys have the deep hip-hop influence, but Wayne obviously is a big fan of rock music. So that being said, how does that help you guys build that relationship with Lil Wayne?
Everything feels very organic. He doesn’t push or contrive. Wayne and I bonded after we signed with Cash Money over skateboarding and he’s got a half pipe in the parking lot at the studio down in Miami where we all recorded. I’m a skater and I’ve been skating for a really long time and I’d just go out there and start skating the ramp in the middle of the night, and Wayne would come out and just be skating, and we sort of bonded through our mutual love for skateboarding to be honest. We started talking and just became friends that way. He said that we’re family now and it’s all good and, honestly it was strictly through skateboarding.

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  • AlexSutton


  • YoungTunechie


  • loveeee

    where is the video for ready to go??

  • D0me

    AlexSutton sucks penis for a living.

  • bad decisions

    i dont think anyone can take ymcmb serious anymore after they signed paris hilton and all them other wack artists….

  • Gee

    I need more Tunechi music in my life. I have played IANAHB2 too much now.

  • Don

    I’m ready for a No Ceilings 2 anyone else? Lol

  • LuvTunechi

    #TRILLL <3 WAYNE <3

  • fchainz

    Wayne’s da hiphop herro!!!!!p millz..@silius flirk

  • wayne you are the best..

  • P Millz

    What can i say “wayne iz the best rapper alive!!!”

  • fchainz

    True!!!!!!@p millz

  • fchainz

    True!!!!!!@p millz..iz da best for sure…

  • Loyal fan

    I’M BACK!!!!!!!!!! Danny we need new music of TUNECHI!!!!!!! Maybe a mixtape ‘no cellings 2’

  • Why?

    When you post something like this “Fred Durst and Lil Wayne”, why do you put up a random ass picture with Lil Wayne and some skater? If it’s a post about Lil Wayne and Fred Durst, you should put a pic of Lil Wayne and fred durst…idiot blogger.

  • Dipset

    Flip and fit your cap back like fred durst

  • Don

    @LoyalFan yes bro No Ceilings 2 I need that

  • Sir. T

    @LoyalFan @Don.. Am with you broz but Wayne is pretty scarce this days Koz he’s concentratin’ on skatin. Bull if you ask me. #NoCeilings2

  • #wewantnoceilings2

    Let’s trend #wewantnoceilings2 on twitter wainiacs!!!! Btw why the fuck isn’t tunechi taking a pic anymore without his middle finger, its been like 2 months

  • Don

    Yes Wayne we want a #NoCeilings2 Man U the best

  • Bawse

    Wayne won’t release no ceilings 2.

  • Cortez Bryant

    @Bawse its coming soon as Wayne can get off probation, he been in the studio working on a few Mixtapes but unfortunately most them songs he trying to put together as a Mixtape he been giving away to add on to whoever songs he jumps on. (No Ceilings 2 Will Happen) least round December of this year if everything works out as planned. By me that is ahahahaha

  • Don

    @CortezBryant man I hope so No Ceilings is the best mixtape ever when he makes part 2 it’s gotta be better than the first but Wayne can do it he the best m. That mixtape I bump like it just came out yesterday those ate classics behind no ceilings to me Da Drought 3 is the second best but u get it No Ceilings gotta be raw as FUCK!!!!!!! Man then I will be sayin that’s the best mixtape lol

  • Dipset

    The biggest mixtapes are 1.noCeilings 2.Dedication 2 3.drought 3

  • Don

    @Dipset yes bro those are the best but we need another No Ceilings

  • Wills

    We really need no ceilings

  • luck

    need some new weezy music

    i dont care if its no ceilings 2 or not

    we in a drought right now


  • Don

    @luck I feel u bro

  • to be honest,i only listen to weezy.some of my friends call me a freak coz i have a lot of pics,music and videos of him.everytime i hear a kendrick,j cole,jay z,nas or eminem song i get bored coz no rapper does it like one can listen to a weezy song once and judge because the first time you listen to it,you wont undertsand what he is rapping about but when you keep on replaying you might notice a punchline,pun(wordplay) or story telling.i refuse to listen to other rappers coz theY are ”weak”compared to weezy….people say that he talks about pussy,weed and rapper talks about pussy the way weezy does.he can use a punchline related to pussy and you wont even undertand it.its difficult rapping about pussy and still make punchline related to it,thats why most rappers don’t mention ”pussy” coz they wouldn’t know where to start rapping about it.weezy is the best rapper alive and idgaf who hates or love must be given where its due…weezy is my favourite rapper.i’ve been listening to him since grade 4,now i’m doing grade thats eight years of listening to him and he started rapping when he was eight as well.WEEZY IS THE G.O.A.T

  • Don

    @LindaCarter what u just said was so real I’am a fan other rappers tho but I just feel that Wayne is the best it’s like he never runs out of stuff to say that’s why I like him. Wayne and Kanye are my favorite rappers but Wayne is my number 1 nohomo tho lol

  • Anonymous

    @linda carter thats false other rappers dont talk about pussy cause they are more creative and wayne said it hisself he is not a storyteller a storyteller is someone like kendrick his whole album is a story meanwhile waynes album ianahb2 had some good songs but was his second worse album after rebirth he is most definitely going to get better after probation but his enthusiasm hasnt been there since the original ianahb his last classic in my opinion

  • Rich*Gang

    Lil Wayne is bad for you’re health so go check ur self You dumb niggers!

  • Cortez Bryant

    Sucking lil waynes dick!

  • Poopie

    I just pooped on myself . Instead of cumming on myself I pooped

  • jason

    niggers these days i tell ya! smh

  • BoosieBoo

    Mad props for this Fred Durst is a dope artist plus he as I’ve read on he bedded that really bad chick. and Lil Wayne continues to prove mfs wrong, they all say he fell off, but he’s just getting better.

  • Billy Riley

    This is a good story