Ready to Go (Limp Bizkit song)

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"Ready to Go"
Single by Limp Bizkit featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Stampede of the Disco Elephants
Released April 16, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Nu metal, rap metal
Length 6:02
Label Cash Money
Writer(s) Limp Bizkit, Lil Wayne
Producer(s) Polow Da Don
Limp Bizkit singles chronology
"Champions"
(2013)
"Ready to Go"
(2013)
"Thieves"
(2013)
Lil Wayne chronology
"Rich As Fuck"
(2013)
"Ready to Go"
(2013)
"High School"
(2013)
Music video
"Ready to Go" on YouTube

"Ready to Go" is a song by the American nu metal band Limp Bizkit and the first single from their upcoming seventh studio album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. The single features rapper and labelmate Lil Wayne and is produced by Polow Da Don.[1] The single is Limp Bizkit's first release for Cash Money Records after their departure from Interscope in 2011. The song was released in March 2013 as a free download on the band's website and, on April 16, as a digital single on iTunes[2] and Amazon.[3]

Background[edit]

Limp Bizkit revealed plans to release "Ready to Go" in 2012 after they signed with Cash Money Records in February 24, with Fred Durst stating, "It sounds like a monster; it literally sounds dangerous. 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."[1]

Although being Limp Bizkit's first official single for Cash Money, another song called "Lightz (City of Angels)" was leaked to the masses in October 2012 via YouTube.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on July 22, 2013, and was directed by Fred Durst.[5] Contrary to early reports that the music video was being filmed for the "Urban Assault" version of the song,[4] the video features the single's original track.

According to Loudwire:

Other famous personalities who appear in the video include guest vocalist Lil Wayne, Cash Money founders Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams and DJ Stevie J.[7]

Music and lyrics[edit]

According to Billboard.com,"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".[1] It has also been described as "gnarled nu-metal with all the poise of a rhinoceros in a tutu".[8]

Durst's lyrics describe his view of the rock scene as it exists today, and also takes digs at female celebrities Lady Gaga, Britney Spears (with whom Durst was rumoured to be in a relationship) and Jessica Biel.[9] Lil Wayne's contribution begins after approximately 2 minutes and ends with him singing the chorus with Durst. An instrumental "outro" track concludes the song.[1]

It was revealed through the band's Facebook page that a music video for the "urban assault" version of "Ready to Go" is under production.[4] However, the music video ended up using the original version of the song.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Artistdirect 5/5 stars[10]
VH1 7/10[11]

"Ready to Go" has met with positive reviews since its release. Artistdirect awarded the song 5 out of 5 stars, writing," 'Ready To Go' feels like a band reawakened in many ways. At the same time, it's the Bizkit the world knows and loves from Significant Other and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water".[10] Spencer Kaufman of Loudwire praised Wes Borland's guitar playing and wrote,"The scorching track features blistering guitar work from Wes Borland".[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada Active Rock (America's Music Charts)[12] 24
Denmark (Tracklisten)[13] 25
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 28
Poland (ZPAV)[16] 35
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 26
UK Rock (Official Charts Company)[18] 15
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[19] 37
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[20] 41

Personnel[edit]

Recording Staff

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jason Lipshutz (March 25, 2013). "Limp Bizkit Is 'Ready To Go' with Lil Wayne On New Single". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ready To Go - Single". iTunes. April 16, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ready To Go [Explicit]". Amazon.com. April 16, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Chad Childers (Oct 29, 2012). "New Limp Bizkit Song ‘Lightz (City of Angels)’ Surfacas Online". Loudwire.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Video: Limp Bizkit x Lil Wayne "Ready To Go"". Rap Radar. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Limp Bizkit Unleash Video for "Ready to Go" featuring Lil Wayne! author= Mary Ouellette". loudwire.com. July 23, 2013. Retrieved Sep 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Danny M (July 22, 2013). "Limp Bizkit "Ready to Go" (Feat. Lil Wayne)- Music Video". lilwaynehq.com. Retrieved Sep 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hear Limp Bizkit's debut release for Cash Money, featuring Lil Wayne". Fact (UK magazine). March 25, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ Madeline Boardman (March 25, 2013). "'Ready To Go,' Limp Bizkit's Latest Track, Features Lil Wayne, Blasts Britney". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Limp Bizkit "Ready To Go" Featuring Lil Wayne Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars". Artistdirect. March 24, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bizkit, Limp (2 August 2013). "Album Review - Ready to go: Asymmetry". Vh1. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - July 26, 2011". America's Music Charts. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Limp Bizkit – Ready to Go". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  14. ^ "Limp Bizkit: Ready to Go" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  15. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  16. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Limp Bizkit – Ready to Go" Canciones Top 50.
  18. ^ "2013-08-24 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  19. ^ "Limp Bizkit Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  20. ^ "Billboard Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  21. ^ "R2G artwork". 

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