Eight Late '90s Acts (and One Whole Genre) We Beg Cash Money Records Not To Revive

In one of the last week's less predictable music developments, Lil Wayne announced that Cash Money Records had signed Fred Durst-led late '90s relics Limp Bizkit.

Does this mean we could be in store for a late '90s nu-metal revival? The four year period right before the end of the millennium was arguably one of the weakest epochs in music history (the emergence of Cash Money itself notwithstanding), and no one embodied all the era's lows like insufferable Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

In his first interview speaking on the signing, Cash Money co-founder/CEO Birdman had this to say about Durst: "I want him to be a part of our staff and take over the rock department and bring us more talent because that's what he does."

Yikes ... As a preemptive measure, here's a rundown of late '90s acts we'd gladly trade Birdman, Weezy, and Durst some of our own cash money to never hear again.

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When it comes to rock music, Birdman and Lil Wayne's tastes run toward the middle of the road. You know, whatever Midwest-friendly filler they play at corporate sports bar chains like Buffalo Wild Wings. Wayne, at least, also seems to fancy himself something of a religious man. All of which could point to a Scott Stapp cameo, as Roman Zolanski's exorcist, on the new Nicki Minaj.

Smash Mouth

It was hard to travel anywhere in 1999 without hearing the insipid hit "All Star." Then something awesome happened ... We didn't all die in Y2K, and we haven't had to hear Smash Mouth since. Please Stunna, let's keep it that way.

Sugar Ray

We'd thought Mark McGrath had left music behind for a career as an entertainment news host. But it seems that the former Sugar Ray frontman left his gig at Extra four years ago to re-focus on music. Since Durst is not averse to sharing his mike and women (both dated Paris Hilton and Carmen Electra) with his buddy McGrath, it would hardly be a stretch for him to extend that generosity to include Baby and Wayne's money.

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