Just over a year after joining forces with Cash Money Records, Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst recently revealed how his bond with label star Lil Wayne came together away from the music scene.
According to Durst, they became more than just labelmates due to their mutual love for skateboarding.
“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.” (XXL Mag)
Back in March, Wayne and Durst’s “Ready To Go” joint effort premiered online.
Just a week after rumors began to swirl that the band would be touring stateside without DJ Lethal later this Spring, a new single from Limp Bizkit has found its way online. Streamed in its entirety for the first time since being teased over a year ago, “Ready To Go,” is the long-gestating single that features a guest appearance from Young Money mastermind Lil Wayne. The track is an all-out party rock song, and it often makes reference to the fact most rock music sucks these days. Then again, it follows this declaration with a guest verse from a hip hop megastar so…..yea. I don’t know what to make of that. (Under the Gun Review)
A few months ago, Wayne proved his love for skateboarding company Baker with a facial tattoo.
You know what they say: “New year, new face tattoo.” At least that’s what Lil Wayne says. The rapper-turned-skateboarder decided to pay homage to skateboard company Baker the best way he knows how–by tattooing the word “baked” on his forehead. Weezy, who already has stars, a lightning bolt and teardrops (among other things) tattooed on his noggin, chose the area above his right eye for his new ink because… that’s the only place he has left? (FUSE TV)
Last fall, the Young Money head revealed what group of skater haters dedicate themselves to trashing him.
“There is this skater crew called- I don’t know why I’m giving them love, but it’s called the ‘FWC.’ It’s called the ‘F–k Weezy Campaign’ and it’s a whole bunch of skaters that’s just like, ‘we don’t like the fact that Wayne skates period.’ Like ‘stick to doing what you do, don’t join our world, we don’t want you here,’ that type of thing.” (RapFix)